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February 2017

Feedback & Falafel: Designing our future of ‘good’ work festival in June

February 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Feedback & Falafel: Designing our future of 'good' work festival in June For our official launch of 27 Dingley Place, we are planning a festival on the 21st June on the theme of the future of 'good' work. We want to talk about 'good' both in terms of the value our work adds to the world (our 'social impact' if you like) and in terms of how it sustains us as individual (for example by giving us a sense of…

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March 2017

Where does work end and life begin?

March 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
work life balance impact hub islington

Where does work end and life begin? Talk about how to maintain a healthy ‘work-life balance’ is everywhere - but does it still make sense to think of the two as separate, potentially conflicting parts of one’s life and identity? The world of work is changing to become increasingly ‘flexible’ - for better or for worse? Having flexible working hours or remote work can be empowering tools for people with care responsibilities, for example. At the same time, the extreme…

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Feedback & Falafel: What is ‘good’ work?

March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Feedback &  Falafel: What is 'good' work? Are you a values-driven self-employer struggling to find time for yourself? Are you supporting other people but don’t have enough people to support you? Are you passionate about what you do, but overworked and underpaid? If any of this resonates, then this F&F is for you! In planning our summer festival on 21 June, we want to zone in this question of what is ‘good’ work? ‘Good’ both in terms of good for…

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April 2017

Live Broadcast: The Future of Work and Local Economies

April 20, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Live Broadcast: The Future of Work and Local Economies Do you think that our systems of work and economy are broken? Can you imagine a different way of doing things, fit for a more sustainable future? Join us in a live broadcast led by MIT Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer on The Future of Work and Local Economies. Otto Scharmer is a leading global thinker on the emergence of new systems. He'll be sharing his thinking about how work and economies are…

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June 2017

Work isn’t working – Can we co-create a radical vision for the future of ‘good’ work?

June 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Work isn’t working - Can we co-create a radical vision for the future of ‘good’ work? This event is part of the Unusual Suspects Festival, which runs across different London venues from 14-16 June 2017. Work has become one of the most defining aspects of our identity. ‘What do you do?’ is a question that is supposed to reveal rich information about someone’s interest, ability and achievement. We are are told we can be and become whoever we want to be.…

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July 2017

Unusual Suspects Film Night: Demain (Tomorrow)

July 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Unusual Suspects Film Night: Demain (Tomorrow) As a follow-up from the popular Unusual Suspects Festival, of which Impact Hub Islington was a part, the team will be hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed French documentary Demain.  Get your ticket here! The event is free for the first 10 Hubbers who sign up - just use the discount code UnusualLondon. About the film: Demain is an award-winning documentary on social change and community organising in the face of climate change. After…

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September 2017

The incredible possibilities of digital collaboration

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The incredible possibilities of digital collaboration Digital technology has and still is changing our work in pretty fundamental ways. Some of them are very challenging - the compulsive connectivity and anxiety that can come with it, the loss of work through new technologies, the insecurity of finding work online, the difficulties of communication… But the digital world also offers incredible possibilities for radical new forms of collaboration. At this next event in the what is ‘good’ work? series, we will hear from…

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February 2018

What can we do about loneliness at work?

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What can we do about loneliness at work? Loneliness is becoming a prevalent issue in our society, accelerated by the rapid rise of flexible and gig working. Yet it remains largely taboo. In the age of 24/7 digital connectivity, it can be difficult to explain or even admit that loneliness is real and seriously affects our mental health. More and more people are experiencing loneliness in their workplace. Many remote and virtual workers feel  disconnected, many gig workers feel they’re…

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Reinventing Organisations: a discussion about evolutionary org models

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reinventing organisations We recently read Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux, a book which describes in detail successful evolutionary self-organising businesses and organisations built around a deep sense of purpose. These companies see themselves as living organisms, with no hierarchical structures. People set their own jobs and sometimes salaries within peer discussed boundaries. Most impressively employees are encouraged to be their full selves in the workplace, meaning inspiration and ideas can come from anywhere. This idea of wholeness and self-organisation and…

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