Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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We work to make sense of change; with research & comment on major social issues ranging from family & youth issues, to privacy, autonomy & more.   ›› Click here for more info.
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Understanding the Greta Effect

Understanding the Greta Effect In August 2018, a teenager from Stockholm decided it was time for action on climate change.  She had very little to use as leverage in support of her cause, so she went on strike. She refused to attend school, setting up a one-person demonstration outside the Swedish Parliament.  Since that time, Greta Thunberg has found herself at the apex of an international movement. Her recent speech to the United Nations inspired some who watched it and saddened others.  Her calls for climate action have proven provocative but effective in terms of increasing public awareness. Whether they will, in the end, provide more heat than light only time will tell. Many people struggle to understand the Greta effect. Some, while admiring Ms Thunberg’s vision and tenacity, are concerned for her health, especially since her quest became a media phenomenon.  ... click here to read the full editorial
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Workplace Emails: Unhealthy?

Workplace Emails: Unhealthy? Comparing an email to a snail-mail letter, author Douglas Adams said: ‘It’s quicker, easier and involves less licking.’ Anyone who remembers what the world was like pre-email, will attest to the fact that it has made life easier on so many levels. But is email taking over more than its fair share of our lives, especially given our tendency to surrender private time to processing work-related missives? Today the University of Sussex in Britain released the results of a new study into whether workplace emails are harmful to most people. The study concluded that company bans on workers’ accessing business emails after hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing. While blanket bans, it said, could help workers achieve certain goals, they might slow the progress of other workers who prefer to set their own targets. The debate on the potential for out-of-hours email engagement to harm mental health and relationships has raged for some time. In 2017, th... click here to read the full editorial
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