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Top 5 Reasons Office Culture is Losing to the Gig Economy

Uber, Deliveroo, and Other Semi-Self Employment

If you haven’t had the luxury of McDonald's delivered straight to your house by a man on a bike then you’re missing out (unless the idea of paying 2x for lukewarm fast food isn’t your idea of appetizing). Regardless of your opinion on paying for the added convenience of delivery of an already convenient meal fast-food meal, the industry is on the rise. Uber eats and Deliveroo fills a gap that for the longest time had no reason to be filled. These fast-food restaurants had no incentive to employ delivery drivers and so they didn't. It took a third party to take up this challenge, and in doing so, created a new form of employment.

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The People Office Culture Leaves Out

 

The traditional office culture can feel like a bit of a ‘boys club’, cliquey and unfit for many people who’d otherwise be great fits for the work. Whether the current state of stagnant 9-to-5 office culture was designed to be implicitly tailored to be inaccessible or if that is just how it turned out is a difficult question, like the chicken and the egg. What is important is acknowledging the demographics that are disadvantaged by office culture and working towards a better future that is more inclusive: hybrid work. 

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Why Work is Shifting to an Employee-Oriented Culture

For the longest time, the relationship between the employer and employee has been out of balance, with employees lacking the power to stand up for themselves in the workplace. However more recently, thanks to a cultural movement that prioritises self-care and values life outside the office, employers have had to loosen their grip on the average workers' life - and have found out that it benefits them too anyway. 

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4 Must-Have Remote Collaboration Tools

Whether your future of work involves hybrid work, fully remote or distributed teams, like any good handyman you’re going to need to have the right tools for the job. Transitions in cultures are already difficult, so do not go ahead with faulty software that won’t stand the test of time and will only cause headaches. Here are 4 remote collaboration tools that I use EVERY DAY

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Five Top Work Benefits that Remote-First Companies Offer

When thinking about the benefits of working from home an image may form in your head: You, sitting on your sofa, the TV is on, it’s the latest series on Netflix, season 2 of Space Force, there’s a half-full Ben and Jerry’s, the other half is in your stomach, along with 3 cups of coffee, and finally your laptop screen featuring the work you haven’t touched in half an hour. To any employers thinking of transitioning to remote working, I promise this imagination is not reality and that productivity actually rises with hybrid working. And to the potential employees, I apologise for the tease, however, there are plenty of REAL benefits that remote-first companies offer. 

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7 must-have skills to excel at remote work

Sitting at home in your sweatpants with 3 mugs of coffee and a Pringles can on your desk, how hard can working from home be? Well, if you want to be one step ahead and be ready for the future of working, you ought to learn just what life and professional skills you need to develop in order to excel in a hybrid work environment. If you’re an office veteran there may be some skills that you haven’t had to worry about in a long time, and if you’re not prepared, the transition to working from home might have you feeling like you’re at the gym exercising a muscle you never knew about before.

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Work Culture in 2022: Distributed Teams & Out of the Box Solutions

What is a Distributed Team?

If you’re a start-up looking to stay away from the traditional 9 to 5 office work environment or a company looking to shake things up, distributed teams might be the way forward. The distributed team's dynamic is one of the more interesting new ways of building a company as it completely takes a step away from how we’ve been working for the last 50 years. 

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Posts about:

Management

Top 5 Reasons Office Culture is Losing to the Gig Economy

Uber, Deliveroo, and Other Semi-Self Employment

If you haven’t had the luxury of McDonald's delivered straight to your house by a man on a bike then you’re missing out (unless the idea of paying 2x for lukewarm fast food isn’t your idea of appetizing). Regardless of your opinion on paying for the added convenience of delivery of an already convenient meal fast-food meal, the industry is on the rise. Uber eats and Deliveroo fills a gap that for the longest time had no reason to be filled. These fast-food restaurants had no incentive to employ delivery drivers and so they didn't. It took a third party to take up this challenge, and in doing so, created a new form of employment.

Read More

The People Office Culture Leaves Out

 

The traditional office culture can feel like a bit of a ‘boys club’, cliquey and unfit for many people who’d otherwise be great fits for the work. Whether the current state of stagnant 9-to-5 office culture was designed to be implicitly tailored to be inaccessible or if that is just how it turned out is a difficult question, like the chicken and the egg. What is important is acknowledging the demographics that are disadvantaged by office culture and working towards a better future that is more inclusive: hybrid work. 

Read More

Why Work is Shifting to an Employee-Oriented Culture

For the longest time, the relationship between the employer and employee has been out of balance, with employees lacking the power to stand up for themselves in the workplace. However more recently, thanks to a cultural movement that prioritises self-care and values life outside the office, employers have had to loosen their grip on the average workers' life - and have found out that it benefits them too anyway. 

Read More

4 Must-Have Remote Collaboration Tools

Whether your future of work involves hybrid work, fully remote or distributed teams, like any good handyman you’re going to need to have the right tools for the job. Transitions in cultures are already difficult, so do not go ahead with faulty software that won’t stand the test of time and will only cause headaches. Here are 4 remote collaboration tools that I use EVERY DAY

Read More

Five Top Work Benefits that Remote-First Companies Offer

When thinking about the benefits of working from home an image may form in your head: You, sitting on your sofa, the TV is on, it’s the latest series on Netflix, season 2 of Space Force, there’s a half-full Ben and Jerry’s, the other half is in your stomach, along with 3 cups of coffee, and finally your laptop screen featuring the work you haven’t touched in half an hour. To any employers thinking of transitioning to remote working, I promise this imagination is not reality and that productivity actually rises with hybrid working. And to the potential employees, I apologise for the tease, however, there are plenty of REAL benefits that remote-first companies offer. 

Read More

7 must-have skills to excel at remote work

Sitting at home in your sweatpants with 3 mugs of coffee and a Pringles can on your desk, how hard can working from home be? Well, if you want to be one step ahead and be ready for the future of working, you ought to learn just what life and professional skills you need to develop in order to excel in a hybrid work environment. If you’re an office veteran there may be some skills that you haven’t had to worry about in a long time, and if you’re not prepared, the transition to working from home might have you feeling like you’re at the gym exercising a muscle you never knew about before.

Read More

Work Culture in 2022: Distributed Teams & Out of the Box Solutions

What is a Distributed Team?

If you’re a start-up looking to stay away from the traditional 9 to 5 office work environment or a company looking to shake things up, distributed teams might be the way forward. The distributed team's dynamic is one of the more interesting new ways of building a company as it completely takes a step away from how we’ve been working for the last 50 years. 

Read More