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Changing the score

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability”;[1]  an axiom, in the context of data, you’d think would either drive or inhibit progress. And you’d be right. This well-rehearsed paradox is playing out relentlessly in the context of the global pandemic and endeavours to disagree on which ‘science to follow’ in optimising our chances …

The meaning of ‘workplace’ in a post-pandemic world

The future role of Corporate Real Estate in delivering ‘place’ At the heart of Corporate Real Estate is workplace: a hybrid word bringing together the ideas of “work” and “place”. This connection between work and place has been necessary since the beginning of time: to hunt, we had to go to the prey; to farm, …

He had it Cummings?

WANTED: People keen to focus on research and real stuff. Serious message below. I just about know who Duncan Cummings is. Just as I was getting to grips with social media, headlines were eclipsed by another single-issue. In addition to returning interesting Google search results, Dominic Cummings if he does nothing else, he fascinates. Apparently. …

What the PM got wrong

We have just been treated to an address to the nation by Boris Johnston. He has been under pressure to move the country forward through this crisis and to give the people reassurance and hope. In this regard, he was justified in highlighting successes to date: the lockdown has protected the NHS; deaths have been …

Staff scheduling and rotas

Key providers need to continue to provide services to their service users. However, these services are impacted by two factors: measures to reduce the spread of the virus, for example isolation and social distancing; and changes to the service users qualifying to access the service, for example only children with key worker parents can access …