It was back in February 2011 when I was writing my first book, “Speedlights & Elephants”, that I discovered this higher mission, something that I’ve been building all along, but realised that if rolled out on a large scale, would impact the planet in ways which cannot even imagine right now. At the time I..
Having a flexible business means finding new ways to hold meetings and one of the most important things in business is meeting people and having face to face chats. More often than not, entrepreneurs flock to these members clubs where they once again work in a confined uninteresting space, but there are so many inspiring..
Those of us who live and work in large urban centres are, by now, probably very familiar with some aspects of “flexible working” – though we might not even notice it. For those who live in rural communities and smaller villages, however, “work” has more or less the same definition as it did 100 years..
I came across this article recently and found it very interesting. Often people ask what one might do with a bunch of empty buildings if indeed offices became redundant. What I often say is that those old office buildings could be converted into homes, places where energy can be stored or even created, or I’ve..
Telecommuting has become a double-edged sword for many employers and employees alike. On the one hand, proponents claim it allows them to get more done, by removing the need for travel and the distractions of the office. On the other hand, some people say it’s much easier to slip into lethargy and lose motivation if..
If your organisation is planning any sort of change in the future, the people who work for you need to be made aware of the changes as soon as the decision is actually made. They are the crux of the business and you do rely on them for the success of it. You will need..
Everyone wants to be that person – the one whose staff are happy and free to come and go as they please, because they know at the end of the day results are delivered. But letting your staff change to a work-from home system requires a lot of planning, preparation and infrastructure, and it may..
With the economy being in such a terrible mess and with more and more people finding themselves out of work over the last five years, it has meant that many have seen this as an opportunity to start working from home. There are many ways to make a small living from working at home, the..
Working from home is not everyone’s ideal way of earning a living. It can be hard to remain focussed and motivated if the surroundings you happen to be in have a lot of distractions which take you away from your work or break your concentration when it is needed the most. It takes a little..
I must admit that I thought high level thinking around flexible working was way off in the distance, but the added pressure and problems that the Olympics might bring has spurred companies into action and one really exciting piece of news today was that O2, one of the largest UK companies in telecoms, trialled sending..
For people who have a nine to five job and who need to travel a distance everyday to get to work and back, the amount of time they actually get to spend in their own homes is remarkably little. In an average week of 168 hours, you can calculate that 63 hours are spent getting..
I think having been working from home for the last 10 years has made me a little loopy 😉 Actually I think it has opened up my eyes to what is possible. It’s amazing to think that technology is the driving force behind these new found abilities and given that the internet isn’t even that..