First look: Dropbox Dublin’s reimagined office to support remote working
I really hope less forward thinking companies will start taking note - office spaces will need to change to accommodate this new way of working. More ‘social spaces’ and team focused meeting areas, less rows of desks in ‘open plan’ offices.
The impacts of a new culture of ‘remote work’ are going to be far reaching, and we are only just scratching the surface.
Skip the iced #coffee and take the time to make an overnight #coldbrew, you will never go back.
This looks amazing, if only I wasn't still waiting for my @curious_chip!
I'm not sure it's this clear cut. Working from home in a pandemic can not be held up as an example of working from home in general. Currently, not only are we not in the office, we are also missing any other kind of social interaction to counter balance not seeing colleagues. I too miss working closely with my teammates, but I don't think the answer it to revert to everyone being back in the office all the time. Like most things in life, perhaps we should be looking for the right balance, both for organisations and for individuals.
I’m actually looking forward to a summer of ‘staycations’ and it will be a wonderful chance to take my daughter to see some of these beautiful places.
I was a huge fan of Yahoo Pipes and also used it to sort out my RSS feeds so this is definitely something I’ll be looking into in the coming weeks.
As someone who's been working a four day week (condensed) for over four years now, I can honestly say it has made a real difference to my quality of life, and helps address the work life balance, especially since WFH became the norm.
I’m off to find an alternative for Outlook or Firefox as this seems like a very good idea.
I feel like this problem is getting worse since everyone has started working from home. Now my diary is full of ad-hoc catchup, along with all the meetings I used to have.
The fact is that the constant pursuit of happiness means we often miss out on the happiness that is happening right now.
They have such a high standard for achieving happiness that they don’t appreciate the small and simple things that are really meaningful in their life – and they are more unhappy as a result
Yes, it is time to leave WhatsApp. Although, until people to agree on the alternative, I’m stuck with 3 messaging apps instead of 1!
I *really* want to get into VR but the whole Facebook fiasco is still putting me off.
Facebook is just completely tone-deaf where it regards how people currently regard its primary brand and services.
“It’s given us pause for thought and if we’ve learned nothing from it, we really are a lost cause.”
I’ve been working a four day week for nearly four years and it definitely has a positive impact on productivity in the workplace and personal happiness outside work.
Interest write up on the #wimhofmethod and how to apply this to your daily lives. Perhaps I should look into a #WimHof
#WimHofMethod really is going mainstream. Hopefully this will lead to more research into the benefits of the method for athletics in general.
“Real, societal wellness is about fairness, public responsibility, science and evidence.” - @guardian
Recharging nature recharges the human spirit. In 2020, we could all do with some of that.
The “family” is changing and technology is enabling new types of families, but “Work is still a largely hostile environment for family life.” - @guardian
“It cannot be socially good to consider leisure time as a lost commercial opportunity.” The @guardian on the rise of the #GigEconomy
We did this a little while ago, and, yes, it makes a huge difference. #sleep #productivity
The alarm clock helped me learn to accept that the world continues to turn without me. It is not a portal to another world, it is a reminder to wake up and live in this one.
Yes, let all just do this and save ourselves a huge amount of time, please?
It’s lovely for the kids to experience that same sense of freedom when they are not wearing shoes – and you can feel all the experiences, running on grass and sand, the feeling of climbing with barefoot – you’re actively using the muscles in your feet.
Most men have spent little time with their feelings and have very limited vocabulary to describe what is going on in their hearts
Yet another reason to love my #GoogleHome. This is one of those little annoyances that hit me every night, but I never thought about outside that, and now it’s solved!
A great round up on applying #minimalism to your digital world. Lots of food for thought, not only making life simpler, but on boosting #productivity!
I really think the viability of using an iPad wholesale depends on what you do for work. For me, I can get through most days using my iPad mini, falling back to a desktop only when I need / want a nice big screen.
The inclusion of #DeX and the pen could make this a very attractive option to keep me in the #Android ecosystem. It really depends how much they break the Android UI.
What can I think of to justify purchasing one of these... Mac Mini replacement that will actually, properly run dual screens?
As someone who already works a condensed week to have more time with my family, I can't understand why more employers aren't open to this idea. Numerous studies suggest it's beneficial for both the employee and the employer, now we can add the environment to that list.
I’m slowly transitioning to no shoes, I get funny looks in my @freetfootwear so who knows what will happen when I ditch them altogether!
Now that I’ve got my hands on an #iPad for work I’m diving back into the world of #Apple. I’m excited to see how iPadOS will impact the way I work, hopefully not by introducing more complexity.
I wish I had the time to delve deeper into games these days. Although I wonder if my Alienware could cope with some of these!
Yes, yes they can.
"rest and recovery demands the same level of attention that is invested in performance excellence" - advice we could all do with following.
There are a lot of questions around UBI, my question is; given the potential benefits, what have we got to loose!?
Oh dear, I had such high hopes.
Love the little things like this that #Google does.
Trying hard to think of a physical object I always have with me that *isn't* my phone....
AI hype is premature and out of control.
It looks like Microsoft are going all in with #Teams. Despite being an early adopter I'm not sure how easily I'll be able to pry my team away from #Slack!
I've still got my #Pixel2XL on order. I *hope* that the screen issues are overblown. Only time will tell.
I hadn't realised this was a new thing.....
A not too flattering view of the Pixel 2.
Glad to see this as my #OnePlus has lasted me three years and I hope the (significantly) more expensive #Pixel2 will too!
I can see this being very useful for work, now that Windows Phone is pretty much dead in the water.
"user hostile and stupid". Yep, that about sums it up.
A thoughtful look at the new iPhones from the perspective of an Android user. I agree with basically every point in the article, well worth a read.