Friday last week saw my 20,000th length in a swimming pool this year tick by. Some numbers, and background.
A couple of snails were on the road before me yesterday morning. Not small ones, either, and not slithering along at a snail’s pace. They were massive, and they were going fast.
Thoughts on travel, swimming, friends who are getting older, and new pieces of classical music. Because it’s time to write here again.
Balloons and darts don’t mix, and it only takes one dart to bring down the most amazing balloon. If the work requires balloons, it’s sheer madness to hand out darts to everyone.
If we’re going to exit lockdown conditions stronger for it, it will only be because we’ve re-discovered what effective patterns of work look like. Not that we used Zoom or Teams to re-create the broken design of work we had at the office.
Finding a way to trick myself into seeing unpleasant experiences in a different light.
Introduces two tools for reimagining effective work: a set of principles to transform our mindset and a process to follow. Part 3 in the Reimagining Effective Work report series.
In this season of enforced rest – “don’t travel,” “stay at home,” “maintain your social distance,” be careful, “the borders are closed” – we can either rail against the apparent injustice of it all or learn to ride the rhythm.
As COVID-19 began spreading across Europe and the United States in early March 2020, many firms had to enable remote working arrangements for employees suddenly. It won’t last.
A look at the changes in the how, where, why, when and what of work. And the implications of these changes for workers everywhere.