Speaking Summary – Why we Live to Work in the Twenty-First Century – and How to Work to Live Instead.

Ian, author of “The Activity Illusion”, speaks on The Cult of Busy-ness, Information Overload and other features of the 21st century world of work.

Drawing on the collision between human psychology and communciations technology, he exposes the way we appear to have become enslaved by technology that was meant to liberate us. He covers information overload: the organisational and personal impact of the ineffective use of email, BlackBerry “addiction” and the many sources of digital interruption. He covers the psychological causes of our behaviour at work and offers practical and tested solutions. Ian also draws on the latest scientific research to analyse the impact of the “too busy” mindset on leadership behaviours and employee engagement.

See Ian speaking on the Cult of Busyness at TEDx Granta 2011

Testimonials for Ian’s speaking:

“Ian is an expert in his subject area, combined with a highly engaging style that our clients find extremely stimulating and thought-provoking. He covers a subject in which personal foibles are often hard to admit, but through humour and knowledge, allows his audience to understand their actions and plan their own route to performance improvement.”

David Sales, Director, First Ascent Group

“Ian presented at a trans-Atlantic webinar for A2Z.  He is an engaging and entertaining speaker with a unique perspective on an important and growing business issue.”

David Strong, Managing Director, A2Z Network

“In a short space of time, Ian will be recognised as one of the main UK thought leaders on information overload.”

Steve Huxham, Chairman, The Recruitment Society

“I would highly recommend Ian as a guest speaker; his presentation was very entertaining and thought provoking.”

Claire MacMillian, Hillier Hopkins LLP

“Ian spoke at the British Computer Society London Central Branch for our 2010/2011 programme. The content of the presentation was extremely relevant and it was clear how the strategies would add value to organisations. Ian is an accomplished speaker, has excellent interpersonal skills and was able to engage a wide range of professionals”

Funmi Adeusi, Chair, British Computer Society, Central London Branch (see the whole talk here.)

Forthcoming Open Speaking Events – 2011

Bishops Stortford Breakfast Club. September 14th. Details here.

Women in Technology, London, September 22nd. Workshop on The Activity Illusion – How to Achieve More by Doing Less.

For further details, contact Ian at ian.price@grimsdykeconsulting.com

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