As a location independent entrepreneur, I can pretty much work from anywhere in the world. I love the freedom this lifestyle gives me, for example, to adjust my daily routine to fit my personal preferences.
Since I don’t have to commute or have an office to spend the day in, I can spread my work over the day and even the week. I find it makes everything way more efficient and it has improved my overall quality of life.
Since the last couple of months, I have been living in Bahia (a state in Brazil). If I am not in…
These are the words of Rodrigo, an ICT engineer in his early thirties. We are having lunch in Rio de Janeiro and we are talking about his work and career. Rodrigo started working as a freelancer recently, after being employed for several years.
He tells me that having a normal job is difficult for him because he likes to work on his own working times instead of the normal office hours.
Rodrigo loves to work at night and sleep until noon. When he has a deadline, he prefers to work straight on for a couple of days, and then have…
Hi, my name is Angelique Slob, and I am an Explorer of the Future of Work.
Today, I would like to share my journey with you; a journey that started with looking for improvement while working in corporate HR and that ended with founding Hello Monday Club, my own consultancy agency specializing in 21st-century organizations.
The journey about how I started exploring The Future of Work
While working in senior HR roles in the corporate world for over 15 years, I got frustrated seeing how corporate structures keep people ‘small’.
In many corporate structures, it is difficult for people to…
“Really?” I ask in disbelief, almost choking on my food. We are having dinner at my friends’ house, talking a bit about her job. She is a corporate lawyer with a big bank, her workload is tremendously high and so are the expectations of her peers and the other stakeholders. She is very ambitious and driven and is used to working very long hours in order to deliver excellent results.
This particular bank has adopted “The New Way of Working” a concept popular in The Netherlands at the beginning of the 21st century, in which employees can work where they…
It is a cold Friday afternoon in Amsterdam when I am meeting Iwein Fuld, one of the founders of Squads, a company that has chosen a different way of organising themselves and that consists of a community of remote self-managing teams.
We are in warm cosy café where the jovial barman forces beer and “bitterballen”, (a typical Dutch snack) upon us, and we are talking about Squads as an organisation and about what kind of people are working with them.
Squads is an online marketplace that connects teams of freelance developers, growth hackers and designers with startup founders and product…
Explorer of the Future of Work and founder of HelloMondayClub. Supporting future-minded founders and CEO’s from over the world creating awesome organisations.