Employee returning to the workplace holding a mask

10 September, 2020

Not business as usual: returning to the workplace after the pandemic

Among the many challenges facing organisations in the wake of Covid-19 is the question of how to effectively communicate with staff about the "when and if" of returning to the workplace. There’s ...
board thinking creatively about strategy

10 July, 2020

Tech skills in the boardroom and the race for survival

In 2016 Russam published a paper that highlighted the lack of technology expertise and leadership around the boardroom tables of both large and small organisations outside of the technology sector. Th...
digital disruption of Covid-19

17 June, 2020

Digital disruption: how will Covid-19 affect the future of work?

The pandemic has introduced radical changes on both the professional and personal level. It has forced tens of millions of people to adopt remote working almost overnight. From education and administr...
a rowing team on a river

17 June, 2020

Three teamwork trends that may not survive this crisis

Many expert observers have made predictions about the “new normal” of work after the pandemic. Some are optimistic, envisioning a paradigm shift towards a more flexible, empowered future for worke...
Hacker launching cyber-attacks during Covid-19 crisis

9 June, 2020

Working from home? Stay alert to the risk of cyber-attacks

Picture cyber-attacks on your organisation as being like any other scam—tenacious, infuriating and often playing on human weakness or error to achieve access to your most important resources. The...
Woman signing up for remote learning on laptop

21 April, 2020

Remote possibilities: can you really learn leadership online?

After a key conference I was set to travel to was cancelled by the Covid-19 crisis I was persuaded to register for its alternative, an online "improving your decision-making" webinar. The promise o...
remote working

16 March, 2020

Covid-19 has taken remote working mainstream. What next?

As academic researchers in the field of organisation design, we have watched with great interest as remote working has gradually drifted toward mainstream acceptance in recent years. The ultimate mean...