"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. We had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” Cast your mind back 12 months, do these words written by Charles Dickens in 1859 echo on more than 150 years later? As January 2020 closed, the strange virus, known as Covid-19, which had been enveloping much of China, was slowly spreading across the world. But, at the time global travel was at its peak, balance sheets predicted another year of stellar growth, and business leaders saw little reason to change how their employees worked. Punch in, punch out, do as you are told, that was the daily employment dose for the...read more...