Why I volunteer for Pro Vélo

I come from New Zealand, a country where cycling is more of a sport than a way to get around every day, where almost everyone has their car: the preferred vehicle on the roads.   I am a project manager on large construction projects (administrative or school). During these projects, the problem of mobility always arises.Continue reading “Why I volunteer for Pro Vélo”

Encouraging active mobility / mobility douce in local schools

Early in 2020, as a member of the Parents Teacher Association Committee of the local schools, I worked with two town councillers to study the mobility habits of the 700+ children of the local schools. Results showed that 87% of kids come to school in Chêne Bourg by foot, on bike or on scooter. BUTContinue reading “Encouraging active mobility / mobility douce in local schools”

Four productivity lessons for the new normal

During COVID the constraints of commuting and fixed working hours suddenly vanished. Staff experienced freedom to manage their work flexibly while benefitting from free time from not commuting. It’s no wonder staff are reluctant to return to the ‘old ways’ of pre-COVID, with what are now seen as rigid structures, controls and constraints. Returning toContinue reading “Four productivity lessons for the new normal”

The great debate about the death of the office is not new.

After the global financial crisis in 2008, organisations focussed on reducing office space to cut costs, becoming leaner and more flexible in the post-recession fight for survival.  This time the office space reduction trend is driven by proof that the vast majority can work from home. There is a risk that organisations make the sameContinue reading “The great debate about the death of the office is not new.”