Tag: Behavioral Change
Monkey Selfies, Catching Yawns, and Soulful Connections

Monkey Selfies, Catching Yawns, And Soulful Connections

In Sulawesi live the Yaki. On this Indonesian island, deep in the Tangkoko reserve, these jocose primates spend their time foraging and lounging about. Naruto, as one macaque became known, stirred quite the controversy. Donning an unforgettable smirk, she hijacked the trigger of photographer David Slater and snapped a selfie. The media went apeshit. Excluding apes, … Continue reading »

Please Allow Myself to Manage Myself

Please Allow Myself To Manage Myself

In the Black Mirror episode, ‘Nosedive’ Lacie’s every interaction is rated on a five-star scale. Her friend’s rate her likeability, the barista rates her banter, and a job interviewer rates her employability. Through augmented reality and an ever-present social media platform, her societal worth is displayed for all to see. Depending on her score, she … Continue reading »

A SANE WORKPLACE

A Sane Workplace

Twenty-five years ago, renowned adman Jay Chiat proclaimed that his agency was moving to a “virtual office.” No more cubicles. No more dedicated desks — just expansive space, with lockers for personal items and laptops dedicated for day-use-only. Using technology as the ultimate enabler, his workers would boost creativity by maneuvering fluidly in the most … Continue reading »

Unbreakable Work Practices

Unbreakable Work Practices

On New Years Day, without fail, John Grisham starts writing a new book. Five days a week, each morning at 7 a.m., he’s in the same room, sitting on the same chair, tapping away on his trusty computer, and most importantly, with the same cup of coffee. No beeps, pings, messaging, or internet for that … Continue reading »

Thinking About Thinking

Thinking About Thinking

Over the last two decades we’ve become a little bit obsessed with ‘ innovation.’ A Google search brings up 680 million results for the word. It’s fair to say that for eccentrics like me, it’s the process of innovation that excites — and for the majority it’s really the promise of what it may bring. … Continue reading »

Leadership in the 21st Century

Leadership In The 21st Century

How the Teacher, the Learner, the Mobiliser, and the Giver will help modern workers bring their entire selves to the office The New World Demands New Kinds Of Leadership Nearly 20 years ago, Meghan Messenger joined Next Jump, a company that administers loyalty programs for some of the biggest organisations in the world. Over the … Continue reading »

THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

The Office Of The Future

A quarter of a century ago, renowned adman Jay Chiat proclaimed that his agency was moving to a “virtual office.” No more cubicles. No more dedicated desks – just endless open space, with lockers for personal items and day-use-only laptops. Using technology as the ultimate enabler, his knowledge workers would be manoeuvring fluidly in the … Continue reading »

A Quiet Renaissance

A Quiet Renaissance

What does a top engineer at Volvo in Sweden, a creative director at Nike in Sao Paolo and a senior consultant at EY in Jakarta all have in common? They are all folks I’ve recently met who have made the leap. They’ve abandoned their cushy jobs in the pursuit of something unknown, something exciting. The … Continue reading »


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