Nature of Work – a year of insights 

“I look at where we are today and what we’ve learned from the podcast, and I think the diverse conversations – from what’s happening in Lucasfilm to being inspired by French values, and everything in between – show the journey we’ve been on over the last year … and also how Nature of Work as…

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Behind the scenes of The Digital Workplace book­

Around 2009, people within DWG – then known as the Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF) – were beginning to consider the wider suite of digital tools that organizations were introducing alongside their more well-established and better-understood intranets, and to wonder what this combined new array of work practices and products amounted to. Always fascinated by patterns…

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Nature of Work: Imagining and realizing a more beautiful world of work

“I’m thinking about a regenerative organization as one that is really focusing on developing its talent rather than buying its talent. This means that it’s all about growing our collective capability of critical thinking and of caring for one another; caring about the life around us and really understanding that our actions have consequences and…

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Nature of Work: How nature and living systems can inspire meaningful change  

“The sheer wondrous, dynamic movement of nature is a reminder that we are all moving all of the time; we are all evolving all of the time.” Dr Kathleen Allen, Thought leader, author and trusted advisor  Change doesn’t really exist in nature because nature is change. So what lessons can we learn to take a…

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Dare to un-lead: The art of relational leadership

“I feel we need to understand that there’s a whole collective dimension in leadership, not in what leadership produces but in what leadership is.”  Céline Schillinger, Founder and CEO at We Need Social In this Nature of Work podcast, award-winning French entrepreneur, Céline Schillinger, talks with hosts, Paul Miller and Shimrit Janes, about her upcoming…

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Nature of Work in practice – with Intuit’s Priya Thummalapalli

“If we make a sea change and we need to see big shifts in mindset, it can only happen if it is anchored in processes and systems that can continuously evolve and enable this change. As a leader, I would definitely say the 12 elements [within Nature of Work] have covered everything. We can evaluate…

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Nature of Work – Reflections one year on

As we mark the first anniversary of the launch of the ground-breaking book, Nature of Work, the co-authors, Paul and Shimrit, are joined in the podcast studio by Lucy Colclough and Mark Catchlove.  Lucy, Founder of bio-inspired consultancy, workWILD, and Mark, Director of MillerKnoll’s Global Insight Group, are both passionate about improving how and where…

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Germans have the perfect word for how work should feel: ‘Arbeitswelt’

“There is a new university in Istanbul, designed with lots of open, outdoor spaces and indoor spaces with glass walls. So, you have this feeling that you are sitting in nature. And I think this shift is becoming more and more a reality.” Christine Kohlert  The past two years have sharpened our focus on topics…

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DWG’s expert blog: Ten great digital workplace articles from 2021

2021 has been another challenging year for everybody due to the pandemic; it’s also been another year when the digital workplace has proved utterly essential to supporting hybrid and remote working. Previously, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and ServiceNow might have felt like niche topics, but these days we see advertisements on mainstream television for them, and…

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Reflections from Nature of Work Live

It feels wild to me that just 10 months after the Nature of Work book was published, DWG was able to curate Nature of Work Live. Wild, and also testament to the amazing team we have here that they were able to take the concepts in the book and create an online event, not just in a new…

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Tackling the laziness lie with Dr Devon Price

When you look to nature, do you see lazy trees or lazy animals? No, they simply rest. But turn the lens on to humans and laziness is widely recognized and, in most cases, reviled through prejudices such as fatphobia, ableism and classism. “The people who we call lazy, who we admonish for not committing themselves…

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Roots to regeneration at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Lucasfilm

May the force and the latest episode of Nature of Work podcast be with you! In this episode, we are excited to be joined by guests from two iconic creative organizations: Danielle O’Hare, Director of Talent Development, Lucasfilm and ILM, and Tracy Campbell, Director, Production Training & Development, Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Many childhoods have been shaped…

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