Easy to use technology requires significant investment. This is less and less understood, but we should become more aware of it.
I don’t like paying taxes I have a confession to make: I don’t really like paying taxes. And I’m certain I’m not the only one. Each month, when my pay check arrives, I notice the difference between my gross and net salary. Living in Belgium, known for its elevated taxes, should have made me aware … Continue reading How governments can (and why they should) ensure right use of taxes
I’m sure you’ve heard this question before, in both personal and professional contexts: “Can you do this?” And the answer, most of the time, is obvious. It is a question as to capability (“Do you have the skills to do this?”) and capacity (“Do you have the time and/or the willingness to do this?”) Capability … Continue reading “Can” versus “Should”
A quick note on an excellent podcast show I recently discovered: Presentable. Episode 32 covered a conversation with Sarah B. Nelson, Program Architect at IBM, about the spaces we work in and how they influence creativity. If you are interested in this kind of thing, this was an interesting almost 50 minutes. I’m looking forward … Continue reading Presentable – “Designing the Space you work in”
It’s a hot topic, quality of life. One of my last posts was about the recent Quality of Life conference Sodexo held in London. You can read that blog post here. But what is Quality of Life? I’m again referring to the website of my current employer, Sodexo: At Sodexo, we believe that the best … Continue reading What is Quality of Life really all about?
I’m quite impressed by the contents of the reboot of the Rework podcast. The last two podcasts focused heavily on business, ethics and the obligations of businesses to take a stand, even if it is an uncomfortable one. By the way, you just may want to listen to the entire back-catalogue of this podcast, because … Continue reading On Rework
This week, Sodexo organised its Quality of Life conference. The conference addresses one of the key challenges for future HR functions. How do you address the new type of knowledge worker as to their Quality of Life needs. Meeting a new slash I had a wonderful conversation with a new slash this morning. A “slash”, … Continue reading Slash and the Quality of Life challenge