The world of work has changed and there are now many variations on how, when, where – and sometimes why – we do it. The greatest agent of change is electronic media, which means the office is anywhere you happen to be, and the belief that a realistic work-life balance is worthy of serious consideration.
If you are with Virgin Mobile and make a mistake when you dial a number, Stephen Briggs will explain what you’ve done wrong. If you’ve bought tickets to see Kylie Minogue, Pink or Foo Fighters, it was Briggs’s voice in the TV advertisement urging you to buy those tickets. If you’ve bought a BlackBerry, a SodaStream or a Lexus, Briggs’s smooth, professional voice helped... ... >>MORE
As Ranald Macdonald enters the bustling café, several diners look up. The former Age executive, now in his seventies, is an imposing figure with a confident carriage and a deep, resonating voice. Macdonald had originally declined an interview, relenting only after I suggested he would not have accepted such quick surrender from one of his own journalists. I must have hit a nerve, because Macdonald... ... >>MORE