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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?[…]

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Are offices a thing of the past?

I read an article today  discussing Automattic, a multi-million dollar start up in the US and the brains behind the website publishing tool, WordPress, and how it’s shutting its office. Not because it’s gone bankrupt but because on any given day there are more games machines than there are people in the office. Employees are Read more about Are offices a thing of the past?[…]

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Work-life integration: it’s a digital thing

Traditionally, just like computer code, work was pretty much a binary thing. It was, quite simply, a matter of on or off. A traditional working day would be 010 – ie off, on, off. You turned up and switched on at 9 and then switched off again at 5. Today our working day is much Read more about Work-life integration: it’s a digital thing[…]