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What if corona had happened in the 1980s?

When logging into Google Classroom this morning, downloading my children’s schoolwork and watching them chat with their teacher and classmates, it made me think. While this is certainly challenging now, how different would it have been if COVID-19 had struck whilst I was at primary school in the mid-80s? Work Work-wise everything would have come Read more about What if corona had happened in the 1980s?[…]

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Importance of communication within a remote team.

Working remotely, not to state the obvious, is very different from working in an office.  While most leaders know how to handle the office working environment and what is needed to keep staff happy, how to aid collaboration and to ensure engagement and motivation levels remain high.  The rapid move to home working has left Read more about Importance of communication within a remote team.[…]

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Virtual still means real…

If you look up the definition of virtual in the dictionary you get the following: ‘almost a particular thing or quality’ or in terms of computing ‘Something that is virtual can be done or seen using a computer and therefore without going anywhere or talking to anyone’. So, it’s understandable when we talk about ourselves Read more about Virtual still means real…[…]

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How to manage a remote team.

Since we moved to a virtual working model in 2016 the question I get asked the most is, ‘how do you manage people when they’re spread all over the country?’  And it’s a valid question, and one that will no doubt be asked of leaders more often in the future, as more organisations implement remote Read more about How to manage a remote team.[…]

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Thinking about working from home? Six things to consider

Chiumento is a ‘virtually virtual’ business. Over 80% of our team now work permanently from home and that will increase further in the months ahead. Much has already been said about the benefits of a virtual business. For example, one of our team recently wrote a blog explaining the difference it has made to her Read more about Thinking about working from home? Six things to consider[…]

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The jobs that just disappeared – Will yours be next?

When I was a child in the late 60’s there weren’t that many cars parked on our street. Few people had one. We lived at No.13 and we were the first house with a car. The next was way up at No.29. What there were though were no less than three TV repair vans sporting Read more about The jobs that just disappeared – Will yours be next?[…]

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Has technology reduced or increased the need for experts?

I’ve just created my first website totally from scratch! Woo hoo.  It’s not often I blow my own trumpet but I’m pretty pleased with myself and the outcome (www.chiumento.co.uk). But while doing it, it got me thinking about how far technology has progressed in the relatively short-time since I started my marketing career just over Read more about Has technology reduced or increased the need for experts?[…]