Whilst sat on a plane, enjoying my last major business trip this year, I started getting a little poetic as we were coming into land at Heathrow – I promise I won’t put this one to music!
These “new ways of working” seem to be all the rage
They’re making the papers, and the conference stage
They’re making the blogs, and my Twitter feed too
They’re even on YouTube, and BBC 2
So because of this coverage, am I to assume,
That everyone’s working in a “collaborative room”
That flexible working is now common place
And that virtual is replacing the old face to face?
Is everyone working wherever they want,
And they don’t have to use the brand approved font
Are people now free to be authentic and true
No corporate rule books, telling them what they can do.
Are circadian rhythms now allowed to dictate
Whether people work early, or stay very late
Does choice now abound, in the free address zone
Can everyone choose when to work on their own
The reality is, there’s still work to do
For many employees, the opposite is true.
So we need to keep working, to see the change come
Together we need to to still bang the drum
(I refer you to a 2 year old blog – https://markcatchlove.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/i-know-youve-heard-it-all-before-but-not-everyone-has/ )