Economic recovery values voluntary and unpaid work

Economic recovery values voluntary and unpaid work

To thrive after COVID-19, the economic value in charities, non-profits and countless unpaid workers — many of whom experience gender inequality — must be a recognised factor. An unsalaried workforce often covers government provision shortfalls, presenting volunteers’ priceless gift as a stark contrast with society’s 

Flexibility transforms modern business

Flexibility transforms modern business

FlexJobs’ 2016 survey reveals only 7 percent of US workers say ‘they’re most productive in the office’ — 51 percent prefer working from home and 8 percent ‘would choose a coffee shop, coworking space, library, or other place besides the office’. Another 8 percent ‘would 

Economic hopes continue to follow coronavirus social guidance

Economic hopes continue to follow coronavirus social guidance

Broad government mandates focus on stimulating a wider economy, yet countless business models, including Hospitality, depend on balancing subtle nuances — economic, social, environmental and ethical, for instance. Given that science continues to expose new coronavirus (COVID-19) variables, national response is necessarily limited to a 

Struggling business and creative freelancers share success

Struggling business and creative freelancers share success

Countless entrepreneurs earn a living in the arts, yet businesses overlook creative professionals and choose cronyism if a hanger-on offers to work gratis. As post-COVID-19 bartering (to exchange goods or services for other goods or services instead of money) plays a greater 21st century economic 

Knowledge-worker sloths choose flexibility

Knowledge-worker sloths choose flexibility

In This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week, Benjamin Hardy raises two important commercial concerns: The Myth of the 8 Hour Workday and Quality Vs Quantity. Knowledge-workers sitting behind desks for eight hours, Monday to Friday, is an archaic tradition, absurd for 

Efficiency gains disregard volunteer participation

Efficiency gains disregard volunteer participation

While commercial organisations chase continuous efficiency gains, often sacrificing effectiveness in the quest, non-profits focus less on increased throughput, reaping high quality results. The different approaches demonstrate intelligent success lessons: apply objective empathy and be adaptable to improvement and progress. A personal stake As a 

Stability follows progressive thinking

Stability follows progressive thinking

If progressive thinking is inevitable among COVID-19’s most visible consequences, will archaic behaviour, legacy practices and professional vanity fall victim to a rapid change in attitude? Teams emerge more successful with encouraging, motivating leaders. Adaptable, learning metrics expose harmful management-by-spreadsheet measurements. And every business goal 

Complacent thinking about future crises

Complacent thinking about future crises

Imagine living on a planet that is given the opportunity to survive, a place in which everybody considers everyone else’s wellbeing. Imagine public interest reaching beyond personal vanity’s blinkers. Imagine concern for distant events that may, in due course, threaten individual liberty. And then: imagine 

Environment pleads for self-reflection

Environment pleads for self-reflection

What have we learnt so far this year? During the enforced absence from shopping for useless junk, worthless trinkets that make us feel less miserable, do we miss keeping-up-with-the-Joneses materialism, which we believe defines how people see us? When indiscriminate levellers appear, slicing through society,