“Every generation has a changing of the guard in media.”
Dr Doom, Wile Coyote, The Brain, Darth Vader. Evil Geniuses. We all love to hate them. We villianise them. But one thing you can’t deny, they come up with some radical, creative and very ambitious schemes fuelled by a relenting drive and determination. And no...
The vision is clear - divert attention from a disturbing fact: New Zealand’s freshwater is in severe crisis, and it’s probably due to dairy farming. Two-thirds of New Zealand’s rivers are too polluted to swim in and half its lakes are irreversibly damaged - and...
In light of recent media events, well when I say events – I mean the political saga of all sagas. If only media outlets hadn’t used up the title ‘the mother of all scandals’ over Winston Peters pension repayments because now would be a better time for it. The...
When you think of human trafficking, wine isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But maybe it should be. This week I spoke to Alanna Chapman from 27 Seconds – a winery in North Canterbury, changing the world one bottle at a time. Alanna and her husband, Pete...
Must be clued up on all things related to world domination.
•Must be able to apply well-hidden tones of sarcasm to every situation.
•Must be willing to break the rules and write new ones.
•Must like Ashai.
•Must like great views.
As I reach a new found level of procrastination which includes washing everything I own, making actual real food from scratch (not from a packet) and doing actual exercise I have stumbled across the next blog topic. We take a step back from...
Running a hospitality business is not supposed to be easy or comfortable. If it wasn't for the misguided enthusiasm of inexperience, I don't think anyone with a good understanding of 'you get out what you put in' would attempt to start a hospo business. Well, aside from chef's - but they're a different type of human.
An outsiders perspective into why the only question Cantabrians care about is 'What school did you go to?".
The name and shame everyone has been waiting for.
The Crown is loosing $850 million a year because self employed workers are hiding 20% of their income.
First of all, let’s keelhaul some pirate myths. Unlike Captain Jack Sparrow and his cronies in the Caribbean, real Golden Age pirates were not drunken swashbucklers or murderous, scurvy-ridden thugs. Watching movies, would you ever believe pirates were politically-minded rebels fighting for justice and fair pay?
But, where’s it all heading? Although there’s been plenty of speculation about employment in the future, no one truly knows exactly what will change – or how. There’s only the certainty that it will. We’ve already seen various examples of evolution in the labour markets of the past – tellers replaced by customer service reps, typing pools replaced by personal assistants and word processors, but these days, the skills cycle is becoming ever shorter and more demanding. Just as nineteenth century society couldn’t begin to comprehend the concept of the telephone, nor how radically it would change all facets of life, or how thirty years ago, no one would have dreamed how inseparable we’d be from our smartphones, that’s how changes happen. This time, the changes will be massive, so employers and employees alike need to be prepared. And there’s no time to lose.
I am writing this from Underground Coffee, which I might add is the Underground HQ directly across the road from our awesome new co-working Space Quad. Typing this on my iPad with a grin and a great flat white, after years of seeing technology evolve, it is now at a point that I can actually be productive in multiple environments, including a coffee shop! Ergostyle like to refer to it as “A Pallet of Places” where staff have the ability to choose their work environment from a selection of spaces which are task related. This is often referred to as ABW or Activity Based Working.
Co-Working – The Shift Toward New Ways of Working, What does Monday morning look like in your mirror? Is there a glint in your eye? Is optimism and energy emanating from every pore? Or do you appear grey and distinctly ho-hum about the whole darn thing, just psyching yourself up to make it through to Friday?
Prior to attending a free Inspired talk on purpose by Mike Catton (a series of talks which I thoroughly recommend for anybody), we were asked to view a video entitled “Humans Need Not Apply” looking at how robotics are taking over many jobs. Although you might imagine that those jobs would be the more repetitive and/or low-skilled – they are not.
Time was when you joined a company, worked hard and, if things went your way, you’d end up in a managerial position. But the company shaped you, rather than the other way round. Now it’s all changed.