Fixing work: a broader perspective starts here

A few months ago I put out a call asking for other voices to get involved in the podcast and I’m delighted today to add Ellen C Scott and Matthew Cook to Eat Sleep Work Repeat.

You may have read Ellen’s brilliant writing in The Stylist where she is the Deputy Digital Editor and previously in Metro. She writes and edits pieces on work, mental health, relationships, and more. Here’s her own Substack on work. She is also working on fiction and is represented by The Soho Agency.

Matt/Matthew is the founder of theSHIFT, an award-winning learning consultancy that specialises in cultural change inside organisations. He’s basically a people enthusiast who has turned it into his job.

I’ll be honest I love talking about work but I was worried that my own perspective might be a bit limiting. First and foremost I ended up as a boss and whether you intend it to or not that skews your perspective. Ellen and Matthew are here to help give a broader view. We loved recording the first episode and hopefully great things are to come.

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Today’s links:

Ellen’s post about AI

The rise of Millennial Momagers

McKinsey claims to have cracked the formula for hybrid working

Sorry but productivity is lower at home’ – the article and the discussion of it is covered here

Hybrid workers are spending fully half of their work time in meetings

Maker vs Manager Schedule

The benefit of ‘collective effervescence’ (there’s loads about this in Fortitude, p168)

Erin Meyer on the cultural differences of giving feedback