About The People Space

The People Space™ empowers people leaders everywhere to stay one step ahead in today's fast-paced, digitally-disruptive world of work. 

We help our audience of senior global HR and people leaders become, and remain, Future Fit and to prepare for the Fifth Industrial Revolution through easily accessible, trusted and actionable multimedia content on the changing workplace and by connecting them to wider societal debates and issues.

Our audience comprises curious people-first leaders who want to continually reinvent themselves and their teams to deliver modern working practices and high impact, sustainable value so they flourish in a working world where increasingly humans will work alongside machines. We, and they, believe in a human-centric future of work. 

"In contrast to trends in the Fourth Industrial Revolution towards dehumanisation, technology and innovation best practices are being bent back toward the service and humanity by the champions of the Fifth...In the Fifth Industrial Revolution humans and machines will dance together, metaphorically." – World Economic Forum

Our open-access website features exclusive and curated content from business and HR leaders, award-winning journalists and brand partners.

Our bi-monthly newsletter is read by some of the leading HR directors and thought leaders in the world.

The People Space: A place for curious people leaders to (un)learn, share, support and advance their capabilities to accelerate their personal, business and societal impact without feeling overwhelmed by the fast-changing digital world of work

The People Space Future Fit approach

Your concierge for curiosity, context and connections

Our community:

  • Believes humans can positively shape a future where people and machines work alongside each other
  • Recognises that in order to disrupt business, you must first disrupt yourself
  • Believes in the potential of people to positively transform business and society
  • Wants to increase their organisation’s value, reputation and health
  • Is curious and has a lifelong-learning mindset
  • Has a positive mindset, is collaborative and wants to co-create
  • Is happy to share experiences and expertise

Our mission:

To Inspire HR and People Leaders to Seize and Shape the Future of Work

You may want to sit back and let the changes in work happen to you. But we believe HR and people leaders should step up and grab hold of these changes, actively shaping them for the benefit of their people, their organisations and society at large. So why not join our community and create a working environment in which you, your team, your people and your organisations flourish.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS

Sian and Nigel

Siân and Nigel are on a mission to make HR and people leaders excited, positive and inspired by the changes taking place in work.

Having been lucky enough to meet and interview some of the world’s leading business people in her decades as an award-winning business journalist, editor and company director, most recently at HR magazine, Siân left in 2016 to focus on her dream of sharing the lessons, insights and positive impact that inspiring HR and people leaders can make to business and humanity in the Fourth Industrial Age and to get ready for the Fifth Industrial Age where, as the World Economic Forum says: "humans and machines will dance together, metaphorically."

As someone who has worked in both large and small media organisations during hugely transformative times, her experience has clearly testified to the pivotal role good people practice and continual learning plays in successful and sustainable organisations.

Nigel, a marketing and communications specialist, left marketing agency work some 24 years ago to ‘go it alone’. As such he has faced all the trials and tribulations of being a small business owner, experience he has brought to The People Space.

An early adopter of digital marketing, Nigel has worked with both entrepreneurs and large organisations to help shape and deliver communication strategies. Not one to sit still, he has taught himself new technologies to stay abreast of trends and it’s not uncommon for him to be grilling his three children to see what social tools they are using!

Together Siân and Nigel firmly believe that a positive and productive work culture is beneficial to the individual, organisation, wider economy and society. During their respective careers they have both enjoyed collaborative working and facilitating introductions through their networks. Their love of bringing people together in communities to learn from each other is the inspiration behind The People Space