Here we are, in full on working from home mode. Apart from the odd moment of stir-craziness, the team at Tonic seem to be settling in to this new normal quite rapidly. We're having virtual team drinks at lunchtime on Workplace (with fancy hats), we have a daily meeting with the team and regular team updates and meetings with clients on Zoom. So far so good.
And, what can we learn from their way of thinking...
For nearly a quarter century, the Millennial generation has been written about and discussed at length in management books, blogs, articles and conferences. We all know about Generation Y and its cultural touchstones; Twitter, Vice, Arbnb etc. They were the most tech-savvy generation in history – until the advent of Generation Z. These new kids on the block, who are just entering the work-place are the first truly digital generation. They are never known a world without the Internet.
As we're entering awards season once again, we thought it would be worth resurrecting this blog from a few years ago. Some thoughts here still resonate, although the number of awards won has shot up, the principle remains the same.
The British have a very specific way of receiving accolades. We’re taught from a very young age to win well but lose better. Be humble. Be self-effacing. Don’t make a big deal of it. It’s the taking part that counts. All very Olympian and playing fields of Eton.
By the time you read this we'll be settling in to our new offices on Ireland Yard, just around the corner from St Paul's Cathedral. We're not moving too far, in fact only a matter of metres but this time vertically downwards - to the ground and basement floors in our building. We'll have a lot more space and we intend to use it well.
The first thing we're doing? Running a bunch of really good events for our friends. Here's the gist...