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Ep 345: How To Work Alone


Working at home and working alone has always been a challenge at the best of times. When you add in a global pandemic that forces millions of people to become solo home workers with no guidance or planning, it’s no wonder things are tough for many people.

So what are the secrets to successful solo working, and what is the future of work and the workplace going to look like?

My guest this week is broadcaster and journalist Rebecca Seal. Earlier in the year, Rebecca published one of the most useful and timely books I’ve ever read. It’s called ” Solo: How to Work Alone (and not lose your mind)” and I’m delighted to able to talk to her about it.

So whether you are just trying to get through to the end of the pandemic, trying to work out whether home working is what you want to do in the long term or considering starting up in business on your own, then I guarantee you’ll get a lot of value from Rebecca’s insights.

In the interview, we discuss:

▪ The challenges of working alone

▪ Why the last 12 months are not representative of working from home

▪ The opportunity to take a human-centred approach to business operations

▪ Why do we still work in a way designed for the industrial age of the 19th Century?

▪ The importance of measuring broader outputs than time worked.

▪ Practical advice for people who are struggling and what can leaders do to help

▪ The scientific basis of Zoom fatigue

▪ Virtual worlds

▪ Why it’s too early to make decisions on the future of work.

Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

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