Here are my most recent posts:

A few weeks ago I took part in a panel session on the subject of The Digital Workplace organised by Sydney University. During that event I asked the sixty or so people in the audience the following question: If your organisation had clear and transparent policies, you had agreed your …

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Our old way of seeing the world has run out of steam. Our confidence in our institutions is at rock bottom. Our overarching stories looking tired and out of date. Trump, Brexit, global warming, and the imminent impact of automation and AI are all challenging some deeply held assumptions about …

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It is almost exactly 200 years ago that The Luddites, a group of weavers in England, began destroying machinery in protest at their skills being replaced by machines. They saw these skills being eroded and devalued and felt moved to take violent action to prevent this happening. Our current rapid …

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It surprises me how often I still encounter people who are nervous about posting on social media because of what their boss might think. Even quite senior people, and even on LinkedIn, the more work friendly and “conservative” platform, this appears to be a common fear. What are people so …

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Looking forward to HR Tech World London it is easy to get caught up in the widespread enthusiasm for the new. New technology, tools, new cultures, new ways of working. But how much of it sticks? What happens when you return to the office and the pressures of the daily …

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The great fascination, and the privilege, of work is to get to experience other people in all their varied glory. People excelling, people struggling, people working together towards goals, and people crumbling as they face their own demons. There is one group in business who not only get to engage …

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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair For all our talk about culture change it is often the bottom line that dictates behaviours. Acting in new ways that at best might be ignored, at worst …

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Watching my kids Snapchatting and Whatsapping their way through life can be intimidating – and I am into this stuff! The complex etiquette of who said what, why and how. The blur of their thumbs as they respond to their friends while talking to me (sort of). It can feel …

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  Whatever your take on the recent referendum in the UK, on whether they should leave the EU or not, it is clear that it has thrown a lot of things up in the air and there are, as yet, no indications of how they will come back down again. …

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Euan Semple is an author, speaker, consultant and podcaster on the changes to the world of work being brought about by the digital revolution. He will be writing regular blog posts, and sharing the occasional interview, here on the HRN Blog. Thirty years ago, when I moved to London from …

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