Embracing heart and soul at iconic fashion brand Stella McCartney

Nature is a profound teacher. From the way gardens grow to how species take their rest when needed, there are many lessons deeply rooted in the structures, patterns and behaviours of the natural world from which organizations can learn as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and start to create the new story of work…

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Nature of Work: six more examples of organizations thinking as living systems

Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age is a book that presents ideas intended to challenge the reader around how taking inspiration form nature can unlock new ways of thinking about work, management and organizations. At the heart of the book are twelve elements of nature that we explore in more…

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The hybrid workplace and return to the office; 10 approaches to consider

We’re still not out of the woods. The pandemic continues to ravage parts of the world – and even in places where COVID-19 is more under control, uncertainty and lockdown conditions remain. However, we are seeing substantial progress in vaccination programmes, which means a return to the office and the implementation of hybrid working patterns…

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The natural ingredients of work at ready-meals pioneer COOK

COOK Co-CEO, Rosie Brown, and Chief Creative Officer, James Rutter, discuss the importance of purpose, goodwill, community and relationships in building a flourishing organization.

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Mental Health Awareness Week highlights importance of empathy in the workplace

In 2020 the mental health of workers was put squarely in the spotlight when the world of work experienced one of the largest changes in living memory as workforces left physical workplaces en masse. Fast-forward more than a year, and with vaccine rollouts starting to take effect in many countries, workers are now facing fresh…

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#Connectwithnature for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10–16) focuses on the importance of nature and the powerful benefits it brings to our mental health and wellbeing.

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Six examples of organizations living and breathing the Nature of Work

Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age is very different from the traditional business book. At first sight it looks more like a book about nature with lots of beautiful photos; and the text too demonstrably challenges prevailing traditional organizational thinking, including many passages about the natural world. But Nature of Work is…

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A female focus on ‘Nature of Work’

For International Women’s Day we sat down with Shimrit Janes, co-author of Nature of Work, to discuss some of the elements of the book that are most relevant to women in work. Shimrit Janes is Director of Knowledge for Digital Workplace Group (DWG), focused on curating knowledge on the digital workplace for its members and…

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Shimrit Janes’ seven books that helped shape “Nature of Work”

On January 14, 2021, my new book, Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age, which I co-authored with DWG’s Founder and CEO, Paul Miller, was published. It’s been a surreal experience, full of excitement and nerves, as a childhood dream to write a book has now been realized. During the…

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Paul Miller’s seven favourite business books

January 2021 will see the publication of “Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age”, co-authored by DWG’s Founder and CEO, Paul Miller, and Director of Knowledge, Shimrit Janes. This innovative book considers the key importance of 12 essential workplace elements, including health, habitat, regeneration, intelligence, relationships and purpose, through the…

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Visions of the beautiful Digital Workplace 2030

With an eye (always) on the future, DWG and Unily have both explored what the world of work may look like in 2030 and beyond. In this episode, Paul Miller talks to senior executives at Unily, about their report “Future of the workplace 2030+”. Tune in as they discuss the key findings and share what…

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Bridging the physical and digital workplace divide

How in sync do your physical and digital workplaces feel? Is your physical environment – wherever that may be – optimized to support the digital tools you’re using? Does it feel like digital is being harnessed to better manage the physical? Is it smart? Does it feel natural for how you best work? Or does…

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