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Is remote work helping business?

With our customers and partners facing the inevitable decision about how and when staff might return to the office, it's helpful to rethink the benefits and consider how remote work might be helping business and the world at large.  

The rise of remote work is arguably the biggest change in how we work since the introduction of the networked PC. Yet so many unknowns remain.

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7 questions CIOs must ask about the office of the future.

With the NSW government rolling back mask mandates for office workers this week, and other state governments likely to follow, it is a good opportunity to consider how CIOs and other leaders can transform the traditional office experience.

Futurist Bob Johansen is a distinguished fellow with Silicon Valley-based think tank Institute for the Future (IFTF) and the author or co-author of 12 books, including Leaders Make the FutureThe New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything and Full-Spectrum Thinking. His next book, Office Shock: Creating Better Futures for Living and Working, tackles a subject every CIO I talk with is grappling with today: the office upheaval created by COVID-19.

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Don't let your school's new edtech skills slip

Teachers had no choice but to develop their digital know-how when the pandemic hit. But now that the majority of staff and students are back in the classroom, Tristan Kirkpatrick has some practical suggestions to help school leaders ensure these hard-won skills won’t go to waste

Moving your whole school online is an enormous task for a headteacher. This would be true even if you had months to prepare. But when the government announced in 2020 that schools would be closing their doors to the vast majority of pupils, leaders had to rise to the challenge with just a few days’ notice.

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CIOs emerge as champions of the pandemic.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to many of our customers, we have seen incredible transformations accelerated to meet the needs for work from home and remote learning. CIOs and IT leaders have become integral to business continuity and their increased engagement with their organisational leadership will have benefits for years to come.

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