Workplace burnout – why prevention is better than cure

Burnout is on the rise. Employees who were under stress before the pandemic often found that their workloads increased during it. With perks like business travel and social gatherings stripped away, the “always on” culture that has been exacerbated by the digital transformation of organisations got worse.  With people spending their days on video meetings […]

Humanising business – the key to driving businesses forward in a post pandemic world

Co-authored with John Rosling, an expert in entrepreneurial thinking, strategy and humanising business and CEO of Contexis Index.  What humanising business means From our experience, both in businesses and through our work with clients, we’re still shocked by how few understand what humanising business actually means. To us, the definition is clear. It’s a deeper […]

Smarter working from an HR perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic was the single most disruptive global event in most of our lifetimes. Its profound impacts are still being felt – many catastrophic and traumatic, but some offering the potential for lasting beneficial (and necessary) change into smarter working. Moving from presenteeism to output An acceleration of emerging trends in how we work is […]

A green approach to NFTs

Written in partnership with Dan Haggis, a sustainability advocate, musician, and drummer for the Wombats. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest technology craze sweeping the creative industry and businesses in every sector are also increasingly exploring the metaverse. NFTs are a great opportunity to create new products and experiences for customers and fans but in […]

A world out of balance – are Purpose and ESG the answer?


If Purpose and ESG are the solutions to our broken system you might expect them to be well know concepts, but the average person probably wouldn’t know what we’re talking about! In the rush for ESG data we often miss the bigger picture. Namely is my product or service socially and environmentally positive or negative? […]