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This is the first issue of The Work Style Magazine This publication was conceived in November 2008, at the start of the current global economic downturn. What was missing was a global editorial observatory over the all-changing world of work. I have been lucky enough to have shared the company of a diverse group of interesting and talented people who requested that I take on the role of Twsm’s Chairman of its Editorial Board.

In a few short months, Giorgio Tedeschi and me, we have put together a multidisciplinary team that is close to the heartbeat of global change. We have top-level experts: Prof. Pfeffer from Stanford University and Robert Levering from San Francisco to map out these changes. We have authors of the best-seller “Blue Ocean Strategy”, and the global network of dedicated professionals from the Great Place to Work® Institute.

We have the voices of entrepreneurs such as Vivek Pahwa from New Delhi, Gabriella Belli, from Trento, and Alejandro Ceballos Zuluaga from Medellin. There is the network of lawyers Benedetto Lonati, Jet Stinger and Michael Eisenstadt, as well as partners of Egon Zehnder to inform us of latest developments. Together with ExecutiveSurf, an executive talent recruiter, we have opened a wide vista on the workplace across the globe’s thirty-five countries.

This magazine is divided into two sections. One is devoted to the individual’s point of view; whilst the other is corporate. Theses two viewpoints are united by a philosophy based on respect for and the appreciation of diverse global human endeavours.

There is but one missing item which we hope you can contribute to. This is our readers’ opinions and recommendations for improving the magazine.


Thinking out of the box
A dive in the blue ocean by W. Chan Kim and R.nee, Mauborgne, authors of the book Blue Ocean Strategy.

Brain powered by by Jeffrey Pfeffer, the most important assets of companies are its people, their motivation, commitment and their brains.
Committed to a more humane world Jean-Paul Carteron, founder of the Crans Montana Forum.

Monitoring family business Facts & figures from the Usa to Australia
A family thing.  An interview with Guido Corbetta, at Milan’s Luigi Bocconi University.

Wellbeing and workspaces
The holistic approach
More technology, less labour
Singapore passion & style
The non-existent workplace
Sustainable design
Light, sound and nature

The history of Futurism

Internal communication
Seeking transparency
Human interaction

YouTube era

Data transfer
Dangerous indiscretions
The sensitivities of personal data.

Principles and values
The road to corporate social responsibility
Beyond business reason

Culture integration
Connected through values
Sergio Marchionne’s challenge: to merge Fiat and Chrysler.

Should companies care?

Economic downturn
The slower pace of life
Coping the emotions
The power of relations
A glance on the future
Beyond individualism

Thinking outside the box
An unexpected affair

A glance on the city
Finding best location

Expo and work

Meeting with the different
The expatriate

Change management
All the president’s men

Team is the value

From group to team

A checklist saves lives

Career path
Make money and have fun

Joining the company
Change in progress

Movers and shakers

To be cool
The business side of style

Attachment and pride
Winning values

A Bike-able workplace

Country guide
Glocal success

Hr policies, employee attitudes and their workplace impact
Connecting people
Tranparency is the key

In trust we trust
Our selection
Why a good crisis should not go to waste