Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson

Peter is an author, speaker and consultant on the future of work. He was the Director of the Future Work Forum at the Henley Business School for 16 years and is an acknowledged authority on the impact of new working practices on organisations. He is Research Director of Wisework, where he advises organisations on changing their leadership culture and transforming their management practices. He is also Director of Research for the Telework Association .

Before founding his consultancy Peter worked for Digital Equipment for 18 years where he was in charge of the HR function for Northern Europe. More recently Peter has been engaged in writing a book ‘Future Work: how business can adapt and thrive in the new world of work’ which he co-authored with Alison Maitland. Research for the book helped him identify how organisational cultures need to adapt to the changing expectations of the workforce.

Flexible working: The end of the road for 9 to 5

Flexible working: The end of the road for ‘9 to 5’?

Why do so many of us still work ‘by the clock’ in shift patterns, when the concept was invented 200 years ago? Time for something new?

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