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We think of work only as paid jobs and workers only as salaried workers. But there are a large proportion of people who do invisible unpaid work.  From fetching firewood and water, to doing housework and caring for children, the sick and the elderly, women and girls still bear the disproportionate burden of essential unpaid […]

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#DearWorld Some steps to ‘digitally’ transform yourself: Connect more to your inner net Friend yourself Listen to the TikTok of your own heartbeat ticking away your time on earth Pay attention to the Status update from your body Respond to the urgent Chat request from your mind Embrace silence. Switch off your WiFi and go […]

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#DearWorld So often we confuse workplace policy (company rules that guide actions) with workplace philosophy (company espoused values). Even more often we implement company policy without aligning it to company philosophy.   ‘Thriving at Work’ and  ‘Embracing Diversity’ workplace philosophies that espouse values like  ‘respect for the individual’ are being translated into return to office policies […]

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#DearWorld On a daily basis we trade our time for income without sparing a thought for whether our time might have a better alternative use.    Earning a regular salary opens up opportunities to take care of our needs, pursue our dreams and live meaningful lives. But it can also deprive us of those very […]

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DearWorld. While every business MAY be a technology business, every business MUST be a care business. Care for customers, care for employees, care for society, care for planet. Whether it is about ‘it being ok to not be ok’, sustainably sourcing products, protecting the frontline and not just the bottom line or optimising the hybrid […]

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Hybrid work is not a workplace location strategy. Hybrid work is an employee experience strategy.  Employers requesting a post pandemic ‘return to work’ base this on an outdated concept that work is a place we go to when for a significant number of employees work is in fact place-agnostic. Today’s one size fits all ‘return […]

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#DearWorld Sometimes someone else just says it better than you ever could. Here a blog post from Seth Godin dedicated to leaders at all levels of society: “Tug boats don’t usually tug. They push. That’s because pushing is more mechanically efficient than pulling. When we pull, there’s tension and slack in the ropes, and the […]

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How many of us really understand cookies? Not gingerbread or choc chip, but data cookies – the tiny pieces of data stored on your device when websites are loaded in a browser. These text files are widely used to remember you and your preferences. Many of us just hastily click ‘accept cookies’, more focused on […]

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On Saturday lazy me decided to rely entirely on GPS to direct me to my destination. But control freak me had issues with the choices GPS were making and so ‘make a U- turn’ was a frequent response from GPS voice. By the time I reached my destination I was beyond frustrated, but there was […]

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‘He who pays the piper, calls the tune’. Business leaders have an outsized influence over how the future will be shaped. We all love to believe that the silver bullet is reskilling and upskilling of employees. Very important of course, but certainly not enough. What is even more vital is the reskilling and upskilling of […]

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