Category Archives: Evolving Business

2025 – Innovate or Die: A Futurist’s View on Industrial Relations

Originally written for UNISON. Republished with kind permission here. It’s impossible to explore the future of industrial relations without first looking at how the world of work is evolving. Traditional models of full-time employment are being eroded by the growth of self-employment. Included in this is the rise of freelancing. Of the 4.8m self-employed people in…
Read more

Podcast: Value through Vulnerability – In conversation with Garry Turner

It was a pleasure to participate in Garry Turner's 'Value Through Vulnerability' podcast recently. Garry is a passionate, purpose-driven human being who seeks to make the workplace more human centred. He lives his values every day and has proven with his current employer that caring about teams yields better financial results. "I loved this chat with…
Read more

2025 – The Evolved Human (It isn’t about Mindfulness)

It’s my contention that in the mid-term, we can be more effective in our work and broader lives through a better understanding of how the human mind works. Quite innocently, we assume that the mind works like a camera, drawing input from the senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste) or an input which we…
Read more

2025: Holacracy – Rise of Autonomous Teams?

Traditional hierarchical structures lack the responsiveness required in an era of accelerated technological and social change. Lessons from history demonstrate how firms such as Philips Consumer Electronics were killed off by Samsung because of a laid-back investment approach and slow decision making. Another example being Kodak who filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of innovation…
Read more