Conversions, infrastructure and ethical behaviour!

Lots of discussion and conversations this week. Office versus remote debate is fascinating to watch particularly when you look at who is backing each corner. This week Convene went remote first. A provider of working space went remote first. It says it all doesn’t it really – that is truly walking the walk (and notContinue reading “Conversions, infrastructure and ethical behaviour!”

#Flexible working, public realm and apostrophes

In development news, the public realm has an important part to play in our cities. They create spaces that promote improved wellbeing. They make us feel better. In Leeds I have seen it by the positive sentiment towards the redevelopment of City Square but across the Atlantic (and on a different scale) there is theContinue reading “#Flexible working, public realm and apostrophes”

REthinking Real Estate, suspended railways and BIG tunnels!

As we hurtle towards the middle of the year and are now passed the longest day of the year it feels like on the horizon things are getting better. Me for one are looking forward to some time off over the summer to spend with family and friends.  In development news this caught my attention.Continue reading “REthinking Real Estate, suspended railways and BIG tunnels!”

Sky houses, culture and no-more emails?

Another week closer to July. July is a busy month in our household. Other than me all other key birthdays and events happen. Both boys, Kate, our anniversary, both mums (you know the matriarchs). So I’m ending my week taking some time out to write a reflection of the week which has been filled withContinue reading “Sky houses, culture and no-more emails?”

Podcasts, pride and a spot of gardening!

Some weeks are quiet. Some weeks you don’t feel like you stop. My week was the latter! But two things really stand out from my week. To start the week, a shout out from Samantha McClary on the EG Sunday podcast. I think my love of real estate podcasts is obviously becoming wide knowledge! SeriouslyContinue reading “Podcasts, pride and a spot of gardening!”

Better workplaces, community spaces and how to say “No!”

So another rainy morning meant writing was pushed into the conservatory but here are some audio and written pieces that have caught my attention this week that I wanted to share with you: In MMC news, Countryside sets its targets for 5,000 MMC homes a year. This is great news to hear and a realContinue reading “Better workplaces, community spaces and how to say “No!””

Cruise ships, robotics and a dash of work-life balance this week!

Well this has been a funny sort of week. I usually write this in the garden on a Sunday afternoon over coffee. That was certainly not possible this afternoon with rain coming down so heavy to the point that my pond has overflowed!! So instead I have retreated into the conservatory. Surrounded by tomatoes, chilliesContinue reading “Cruise ships, robotics and a dash of work-life balance this week!”

Sleep, culture and mangrove themed designs!

In workplace culture, this article explores how we can’t work do serious mental demand work for more than three to four hours a day. I hadn’t really every thought about my productivity in this way. I do realise that certain work activities are better performed at certain times of the day for me. I findContinue reading “Sleep, culture and mangrove themed designs!”

This week: conversions & podcasts

In workforce news, a Gallup study has explored what Gen Z and Millenials want from their employer and to be honest it’s not surprising – a focus on wellbeing, leaders who are ethical, open & transparent and a diverse and inclusive workforce. There are two angles to look at here. You can allow the workplaceContinue reading “This week: conversions & podcasts”