The Hybrid Workspace, Societal Well-Being, and Productivity: A Proposal for the Future of Work

The hybrid workspace, societal well-being, and productivity: on the surface, these three concepts are not obviously related to each other. But permit me the opportunity to explore each of them in the context of our current environment and then conclude with a proposal for organizations to consider that could improve organizational performance and personal well-being.

Two Saturdays I Will Never Forget

Every few years, in my dreams, I relive an incident from my first real job. At age 14, I was eligible for a work permit in 1960’s New York City. I obtained my permit and got a Saturday job working at the largest (five floors) hobby store in the city. It was located in one of the posh downtown shopping areas and had, among other things, a functioning model railroad display that had every possible bell and whistle (literally) and occupied a significant part of the model railroading floor of the building.

Want to reinvent how you do salaries in your organisation?

Back in 2017, I wrote a blog about three things to consider when thinking of moving towards self-set salaries. Since then, I’ve continued to gather examples of principles and practices from different organisations that I often share with people by email whenever they ask for resources on this topic. Here is what I have so far and if you know of any other examples, please do share so I can add to the list!