Leaning into cultural formation by prototyping new ‘things’.  

An organisation’s culture which once blossomed in a shared work setting, doesn’t always match up with the needs of every individual who is now working in a remote situation. Additionally, when one spends more of their time working in a solo arrangement, their culture of work yearns to replace social routines such as small talk,… Continue reading Leaning into cultural formation by prototyping new ‘things’.  

Using GenAI to prototype personal cultures

Could an AI assistant help build a dialogue about creating a personal culture, which suits the wide variety of needs and desires that people may have? This is part 1 of a series of prototypes. We heard through our Dayshift studies that people need personalised ways of working, particularly when work takes place from a… Continue reading Using GenAI to prototype personal cultures

How to form personal routines and why they matter

Bringing cultural awareness to the surface. What’s your personal culture of work? A surprisingly novel question that led to the richest body of insights that we’ve seen over the years. And we found this by altering the way that we meet with participants. We gave them control of the agenda in a format that we… Continue reading How to form personal routines and why they matter

Using the Five Human Factors Framework to make sense of the Dayshift

Have you ever noticed how often things are well designed these days? Think of the world of choices that are readily available where every item seems carefully made to fit into your life, one need at a time. This is what design wants to do for people, making use of the bigger picture to make… Continue reading Using the Five Human Factors Framework to make sense of the Dayshift

Telling our own story about the dayshift

Do you find yourself in a whirlwind of changing expectations and unprecedented opportunities with work? The Dayshift, as we’ve come to call it, is looking at transformative ways in which people approach work. We’re examining a groundswell of new behaviours that, among other things, is giving rise to new perspectives for the remote worker. We… Continue reading Telling our own story about the dayshift

The purpose built home for living and work

Moments of working from home alone have the advantage of privacy. You decide who to let into your work life and are protected by a virtual button of acceptance. You’re either available, or completely unavailable. As time goes on however, questions arise around the topic of, is this work, or am I just hanging out… Continue reading The purpose built home for living and work

Preparing the home for work

Any job whether new or old has familiar patterns to it. There’s a start and end time each day, a place to work, a mental connection with employment, colleagues to collaborate with and tools to conduct work with. The forced shift to bring all of that home is a massive convergence. The home, which has… Continue reading Preparing the home for work

The Pull and Push of Working from Home

Let’s take a look at three themes that are changing what normal is and how new experiences collide with our home life altering our expectations. There is no one single workplace in the home. Most of the people we interviewed are drawn to a desire for natural light in their workplace. A workplace might be… Continue reading The Pull and Push of Working from Home

To the office, the home, and back again

Working from home isn’t an option for all types of work, but when it is, a new mass-market can be expected to declare an interest in it. What was once a way to ‘put up, and ‘make do’ has become a ‘great workaround’ that will be studied for decades to come. The changes we are… Continue reading To the office, the home, and back again

Discovering the great workaround

When we started out with DayShift we expected to hear about tales of anxiety and difficulty. The more that we spoke with people, something more radiant was taking place. Yes, working from home still felt different and strange, but people were doing better than we anticipated. And in some cases better than they expected themselves.… Continue reading Discovering the great workaround