I’ve been quiet on this blog for the past year whilst I’ve been busy writing a book.

I teamed up with Alison Maitland who has an excellent record as a journalist (ex – FT) and co-author of another book ‘Why Women mean Business”. Together we took most of a year to gather together the information and write it up. We interviewed over 60 people, mostly senior leaders in major organisations and have included many cases studies in the book. We also carried out a survey of managers to find out more about the organisational culture that they are working in and how it compares with their ideal. We asked them about the prevalence of flexible working in their business and found that there is a disctinct management culture that seems to go along with new working practices.

The result is “Future Work: how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work” which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in October. It’s now just a frustrating time waiting for the book to come out but meanwhile you can find out more about it at www.futureworkbook.com. This website has a discussion forum which is initially only being opened to the participants in the survey and invited guests. If however, you are interested in the future of work and how organisations need to adapt to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, then let me know and I will get you an invite.