Tag Archives: Future of Work

Self-shovelling bullshit?

According to the anthropologist David Graeber, most people in our economy are doing “bullshit jobs”, meaningless activities that only serve the machine and feed the hierarchy rather than make a real difference or economic contribution. Fewer and fewer people are doing productive jobs because these are increasingly being automated away, as was predicted by the […] Read More…

A call for heart-centred leadership

I am starting out, rather uncertainly, on a quest. I want to promote heart-centred leadership, intuitive and nurturing in style. I believe this is what the world needs today, to create organisations for the 21st century that release the potential of the people within them rather than trying to define them as narrow functions within […] Read More…

Old enough to tie our own shoelaces

I am very excited by the idea of self-managing organisations. The evidence is that they are more successful, more profitable, more innovative, more adaptable, more resilient than conventionally-structured ones. They are happier, more creative places for people to work and people have higher levels of engagement, a greater sense of belonging and purpose and higher […] Read More…

Deconstructing the J.O.B.

I always expected to have a job, by which I mean a permanent employment contract for a large organisation. That was the way of my parents and my grand-parents and I never really gave it any thought. It’s just what you did. ‘Having a job’ was a lazy shorthand for having a particular lifestyle and […] Read More…

The next chapter

The way business works today is broken. We all know that. The majority of people hate their jobs and want to work somewhere else. Organisations are soulless places where we play meaningless games to get on and climb up the ladder. Even hospitals and schools that should be full of human spirit have been drained […] Read More…