Shoots: How the digital workplace became lonely and not fun

Where on earth should we work? In this current post-COVID stage of work, there's confusion – and quite a lot of it – about just where work should happen, and how.

‘Hybrid work’ is a catch-all term which sounds precise but actually says little and is, at best, usefully vague. So, how do the realities of ‘hybrid working’ serve us today? And is today’s workplace experience as exciting, enjoyable and productive as we’d like?

Four years on from the pandemic, DWG’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Paul Miller, examines this conundrum in the latest bite-sized episode of Rewilding Work with Paul Miller.

Paul offers reflections on where and how work could happen and the possible benefits. Is what’s in place today really a good balance, or could we do more to seek out the rewards of creativity, community, connection, purpose and fun?

It’s a challenge faced by many – and in just 10 minutes Paul shares five shoots of wisdom and actionable ideas to help. But fear not, the value of the beloved flexibility discovered during COVID is still front and centre of his thinking.

So, for honest observations and helpful truths about today’s world of hybrid working, watch today.

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Paul Miller
Paul Miller is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of DWG, and has given many inspirational talks on the digital future of work, for Microsoft, IKEA, Google, Accenture and Harvard Business Review, and written three books. His latest book is Nature of Work – The new Story of Work for a Living Age


Oddly, I now spend most of my time explaining why being together in person as human beings matters. We see high levels of work loneliness and isolation – and work can become dreary. We miss being with colleagues regularly. When we're together in person, it's enjoyable, fun and healing. It heals our souls.

Founder and Chief Creative Officer, DWG

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