Tag Archives: jobs & work

21 jobs of the future

Take with a pinch of salt anyone who tells you that they know what will happen over the next ten years.  Having said that, here is one Dutch company’s forecast about new jobs that will be created as a result … Continue reading

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JLR job cuts

This article on the BBC Business News website explains that Jaguar Land Rover are reducing their workforce by 1,000.  All of these workers are on temporary contracts.  Tata Motors explain this is because of the fall in sales of diesel … Continue reading

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Biometrics and you

Mitrefinch have written a piece on the Manufacturers’ Monthly website promoting the use of biometrics for “time and attendance” management.  This means that employees “clock in”  and “clock out” for work, not using a punch card or swipe card, but … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: ING – how a bank became agile

Banks are not normally though of as being very flexible or agile.  But Dutch bank ING  decided to transform the way in which it works and model itself on so-called agile organisations such as Spotify, Google, Netflix and Zappos.  The … Continue reading

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Starbucks customers are much appier now….

Yesterday’s blog focused on the idea that you do not start with the technology, you start with what it can do for your order winners…. So it is almost unbelievable that Starbucks introduced an app that enabled off-site ordering without … Continue reading

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Flexible working and remote working are not the same thing

Saw this tweet from Citrix UK & Ireland today – “Despite today’s #technology, 1/3 of managers feel flexible working worsens employees’ productivity levels”.  My immediate reaction was that 1/3 of managers are not managing flexible working properly, because all the … Continue reading

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The world of work in 2030

Scenario planning originated in Shell as a result of the 1973 energy crisis.  Scenarios are developed by taking one or two major trends and extrapolating them into the future.  The idea is to devise a number of alternative scenarios, each … Continue reading

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Life at Lego

This three minute video gives insight into Lego’s organisational culture.

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Insight into Google’s organisational culture

This BBC video takes a look at Google’s organisational culture.  

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Splash Damage – a different kind of ‘factory tour’

Insight into the organisational culture of this video game company in three minutes.

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