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 think there is a conference going on at the Excel next week which showcases 3 days of eco-friendly building businesses. So this is their website pitch: “Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment and the UK’s largest construction event of any kind.” I don’t care how environmentally..
Many companies today have found that by employing people outside the business actually saves them money. One area which has grown rapidly over recent years is online data entry. Companies constantly need to have databases, records, manuscripts and many more subjects prepared or updated for them. Gone are the days when this had to be..
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..
I think it’s really interesting talking to various people about this idea because of the variety of responses and the variety of psychologies behind the notion that one day this society will not have any offices. I was just sent this link this morning and it shows some interesting statistics from a recent survey. http://mashable.com/2011/11/08/work-from-home-2/..
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..
In a world which is littered with fantastic buildings from the magnificent Petronas towers, to the skyscrapers of New York, imagine how much energy was use to build them, only for them to be left barren and unused over 50% of the time. Imagine if we had saved 50% of the energy we’ve used to..