The virtual background problem

I’m fascinated by the number of people using virtual backgrounds at a time when virtual meetings are the norm. Not because I don’t like them – it’s clever technology, and a boon when the place where youre conferencing from is not somewhere you want people to see. However, that temptation poses an interesting question. WhyContinue reading “The virtual background problem”

The shadow side of scale

As we adapt to the changes to our day to day lives consequent on coronavirus, things that were previously invisible emerge from the shadows. In my Derbyshire village are three small shops; a local family butcher, a small co-op and a franchised chemist. Their reactions to the challenges have been instructive: – the butcher isContinue reading “The shadow side of scale”