Fredrik Fogelberg

Fredrik Fogelberg is a chartered Organisational Psychologist specializing in leadership development and team facilitation in international organizations. He has over 30 years of international experience in the corporate world and as a consultant.

“We’re all equal on Zoom” – A hybrid new world

There is not a single boardroom where the topic of hybrid working is missing on the agenda. All organizations are charting the new territory of how work is organized in the post pandemic era. At one extreme, there are companies demanding that everyone return to the office. At the other, some organisations go completely remote and…

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Hybrid working and productivity

Hybrid Work | Nomadic IBP

In earlier blogs in this space, we have looked at the productivity of remote workers. As we speak, many organizations are exploring ‘hybrid’ types of working, looking to strike the fine balance between office-based, face-to-face work, on the one hand and WFH (working from home), on the other. Many surveys of employees and employers found…

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The empty office

Empty Office

As we speak, most organisations are figuring out how to manage the transition from Working from Home during lockdown to the post-Covid situation. In our last newsletter (May 2021), I looked at how remote working fits better with some industries than others. The finance industry topped the list of sectors that lend themselves to continue working remotely. At…

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Manage your energy, not your time (part 2)

In our previous post, we looked at how the HBR article ‘Manage your energy, not your time’ from 2000 (Schwartz & McCarthy, February 2000), is surprisingly up to date. In the current WFA (Working from Anywhere) context, the advice on how to make your workday productive and satisfying is of key importance to both workers…

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Manage your energy, not your time (part 1)

This title of a HBR article from 2000 seems again very relevant as we are experiencing a massive shift from office to the home office (Schwartz & McCarthy, February 2000). Schwartz et al. argue that organisations are often pushing employees too hard to increase productivity, ignoring people’s need to replenish their physical, emotional, mental, and…

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Working from anywhere: lessons learnt in 2020

Working From Anywhere | NomadicIBP_2

The cover article of the November/December issue of Harvard Business Review features a comprehensive article (by Prithwiraj Choudhury) on remote working, and it inspired me to take a look at the remarkable shift that has taken place during 2020. Choudhury has spent 5 years studying practices of WFA organizations. Literal quotes from his article are shown in…

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Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbxUSsFXYo4 The September 12 issue of The Economist featured the best article on remote working that I have read in a long time. Here is my summary of it. For the full article, click the link at the bottom of this piece. People particularly fond of their pyjamas have for decades been arguing that a…

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The Five Levels of Remote Working

5 Levels of Distributed Teams - MULLENWEG

When it comes to swimming in the deep end of the remote working pool, few companies are doing it at a wider scale than Automattic — the company behind WordPress, which powers 35% of all websites on the internet. This company has 1,170 employees scattered across more 75 countries, speaking 93 languages. They do not have an office, with its employees collaborating almost exclusively online. Automattic’s founder, Mullenweg talks about ‘the five levels of distributed teams’.

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Web meeting platforms – how to find your way through the jungle

Which Web Platform to Use | Nomadic IBP

Daily, people ask us these questions: ‘what platform do you recommend?’ Should I use Zoom or WebEx for my online conference? Can you deliver live training on Microsoft Teams or Google Hangouts’? As a team of live online learning experts, we work with these tools every day and should be in a position to give…

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