Last week Curtis and I invited ten interesting people we’ve met over the past few months to join us at Hawthbush Farm for a slightly experimental day coming up with ideas for making work better.
Hawthbush is where I keep my bees and grow vegetables. Toby and Lisa are finally coming out of the treadmill of building and refurbishing and welcomed us to what is now a beautiful place. Most of the accommodation and the function room are finished and feel amazing, so much so that Curtis and Emily have booked to stay for a holiday. The twelve of us sat around an old oak kitchen table in the Granary, ate great food, talked a lot, fended off the occasional curious chicken and a very affectionate cat. By the end of the day I was slightly overwhelmed by the breadth and number of ideas we’d covered. I guess we didn’t actually invent anything physical, but I did leave feeling wiser and curious to try out some of the ideas.
Here are some of the themes that are still resonating with me: