We don’t need another meeting

For those who are considered “office workers” there are a number of different aspects of the working day. Pre pandemic (to be generic) there would have been a day scattered with meetings, key messages being delivered by leadership (or maybe you are the leadership delivering), solving problems and building relationships with teams. Our workplaces areContinue reading “We don’t need another meeting”

We still need offices but the right office for the right team

There is a changing world all around us. It is changing how we approach work. The pandemic accelerated an evolution that had already started. There are two key parts to this – a cultural and a physical change. A reluctance to accept these changes and focus more on “presenteeism” will undoubtedly not end well. TheContinue reading “We still need offices but the right office for the right team”

The evolution of real estate in 2023

We are now in 2023. How did that happen? My fortieth year on this planet and how so much has changed. It is quite eye opening to have children. To see how they live their lives compared to how I did. All homework set on Microsoft teams, accessible by multiple devices and submitted online. TheContinue reading “The evolution of real estate in 2023”

Real Estate can’t live on past glories

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” – Is that the right saying? You think you may know real estate but do your potential customers know you and more importantly do you really know them? The industry has been providing access to an asset and product (so to speak) but what the lastContinue reading “Real Estate can’t live on past glories”

Are the headwinds against construction?

Well, what an environment to be operating in at the movement. The external events that are surrounding organisations coupled with pressures from external (shareholders) and internal (employees) stakeholders makes for a challenging environment. Our priorities need to change. To be considerate of social and environmental matters while maintaining commerciality. The last two years have thrownContinue reading “Are the headwinds against construction?”

Well, I still need to talk! We all do!

This feels like an update on the past few years. A few years ago I wrote a piece accepting that I have mental health challenges. It talked about that perception you can create about yourself. That view that people see of someone calm and serene – dare I say happy. But as I have exploredContinue reading “Well, I still need to talk! We all do!”

It comes down to flexibility, culture and community, does it?

I sit down and talk to my eldest son. He is only 11. We have one of those conversations where you are not sure where it might go. It went to the past of how things are now and how he struggles to comprehend a world without the internet, with only limited TV channels andContinue reading “It comes down to flexibility, culture and community, does it?”

Could housing in the UK get any worse?

At the moment it feels like anything you say could be completely inaccurate within moments. Nothing like the uncertainty of the UK to really lift your spirits (and sadly reduce your bank account). Well here it goes. The UK residential market has taken an absolute pounding. Lawrence Bowles summed it up with the title “andContinue reading “Could housing in the UK get any worse?”

We must do better for our working environments

There have been a fair number of posts recently about people returning to the office. Now I’m a fan of the office and it serves a part of my working time – that said I see the benefits of alternating working models and spend my time split across both home, corporate office and co-working spaces.Continue reading “We must do better for our working environments”