Half a Hexagon
shaping simple ideas in a complex world
Hello, I notice you've not been either opening or perhaps receiving my newsletters and wanted to check in....
This is a short note from this week, because I had a bit of news, but generally I share on a fortnightly basis ideas from current organisational behaviour, psychology, politics, and recommend books, podcasts and ideas.
Then in the Financial Times the management writer Andrew Hill cited the paper in a piece specifically looking at time and how punching the clock needs to be systematically re-evaluated: something I strenuously argue for in the paper.
The paper benefitted from the considerable wisdom of a number of wise owls, not least Professor Lynda Gratton, also quoted in the FT piece, Hilary Cottam, Martin Wolf, William Eccleshare, Dennis Owusu-Sem, Tom Adeyoola, Josh Greene, Stefan Stern...and Charles Handy.
Stefan and I are busy working on the podcast of The Nowhere Office - more soon.
The team at Demos - CEO Polly Mackenzie and Rose Lasko-Skinner who heads up work and The Workshift Commission which I chair are busy planning ways to extend our understanding of what is happening in the workplace as we move to a post-pandemic mode.
I'm now working on extending the paper into a book which will be published next Spring and I'm keen to speak to Leaders-with-a-capital L: CEOS, HR and People Directors, organisations with data, organisations who want change to happen and want to be part of that change: I will feature case studies.