In their 2017 “Global Workplace Trends” report, Sodexo explores 10 topics that are shaping how companies work, including business agility, design thinking, millennial workers, robotics and automation in the workplace and migration. It is our actions today that will determine whether we head towards massive displacement of workers or the emergence of new opportunities in the […]
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The latest legal cases suggest we need to pay attention to employment contracts of gig workers, but if we want to fill our skills gap with the right people at the right time in the right (24/7) locations, the gig economy pays dividends for organisations. The gig model, whereby a worker can choose what work […]
GSK recently appointed Emma Walmsley, a 47-year old mother, as CEO. The debate rumbles about whether the company was pressured to choose a woman to fit some quota. Perhaps the real question is how can she boost her, and GSK’s, odds of success? Despite her internal promotion, she will need to take an outsider’s mindset, […]
“When your body feels cared for and respected, your thinking improves”, according to Nancy Kline. No more minimalist offices then. Roll on rich, characterful workplaces that lead to better outcomes. Where you sit can also raise your productivity by up to 15%, particularly if you are paired with someone with different strengths or better performance. […]
With young people living with their parents for longer, they appear to be more afraid of growing up than their predecessors. Unfortunately, fear of maturity is associated with negative outcomes including poorer psychological wellbeing. That makes their first employment experience all the more important, to support their growth from emerging adults into responsible adulthood and […]