Welcome to the Future of Work...

Stratagem Project

"Organizations do not change, people do, and they change organizations" Paul Walsh

We have a professional commitment to ensure your organization secures the future. We don’t take a prescribed, off the shelf approach. Instead, we draw upon years of experience in people development, operations management and regulatory compliance to bring practical knowledge to all we do. We help you deliver your results, but what really sets us apart is how we do it — with skill, authenticity, empathy, thoughtfulness, interpersonal excellence and unwavering bias towards excellence, combined with commitment to your success. 

A People Driven Future

  Contact Paul   –   Mail: paul@thefutureofwork.ie Phone: 087 096 1761 Line: 051 293 171   

Strategists in Human Potential

Vision: We create competitive advantage in human potential. 

Mission: We specialize in future-ready organizations, with comprehensive support for a personalized process and strong company-employee alignment. Our approach is human-centrist and focused on delivering value-add success for your business management strategy.


Paul Walsh leads The Future Of Work network team. Our expanded matrix team, comprises over 20 select professionals from a variety of backgrounds that fit seamlessly into each role. Paul is a highly experienced operations manager within the Life Sciences industry. Paul has developed a deep focus on operations culture and regulatory management and specializes in knowledge acquisition for the client organization. He helps move the dial from stasis to action and draws upon his many years managing complex operations, to continuously ensure client business objectives are fully achieved. Paul has written and presented many programmes on operations and change management and has delivered such programmes to leadership in many well known multinational corporations and as adjunct lecturer to third level institutions such as University College Cork. He pays particular attention to relationship building with all clients and works seamlessly across all operating environments. Paul holds a BA Degree from UCC, a postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management from the Irish Management Institute and a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Environmental Management Law from the University of Aberystwyth.



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 The Future Of Work

Explore our latest publication on strategy in our 430-page analysis of strategic management tools and concepts. An essential primer for immersion into the future of work and organizational strategy. 

Contact Paul – Mail: paul@thefutureofwork.ie

Phone: 087 096 1761

Landline: 051 293 171   


The Glebe, Stradbally, County Waterford, x42vy13, Ireland

Organizations do not change, people do, and they change organizationsPaul Walsh

Member C.G.I. 

Ireland & Europe

Confidentiality Framework

Welcome to The Future Of Work, where excellence seamlessly intertwines with confidentiality in the realm of professional management consultancy. Our commitment to delivering unparalleled services is reflected in our extensive track record of success with numerous direct investment companies operating in Ireland. However, in our unwavering dedication to safeguarding the trust bestowed upon us by our clients, we refrain from highlighting names, opting for stringent discretion.

By deciding to partner with us, you not only benefit from our wealth of experience and strategic insights but also gain access to a world-class level of confidentiality. 

The future of work is dynamic and ever-evolving, we are poised to lead the way with confidentiality as our cornerstone, ensuring your journey towards success is not only transformative but also discreet and secure. We have worked with many very well known companies in Ireland; however, we will never publish or identify any organization that engages our services. This commitment is a hallmark that sets us apart from our peer competitors, offering a discreet service focused on achieving exemplary results built on the foundation of trust within our client base. In short, No Logo.

Key services from the Future of Work:

The Future Of Work Stratagem Project  – At A Glance

The Future Of Work Stratagem Project provides a range of information and services centred around sustainable culture, green initiatives, employee briefing, environmental and social governance, organization scanning, forward-focused hiring, and more. Under the leadership of founder Paul Walsh, our organization is dedicated to unlocking human potential and fostering a competitive edge for organizations that aim to thrive in the future. Our commitment lies in delivering tailored support and cultivating robust alignment between companies and their employees. Drawing from his background in operations management and developing programmes for Irish organizations, Paul specializes in culture and legal environmental management. The Future Of Work Project is situated in County Waterford, Ireland.

The trajectory of work is undergoing significant shifts influenced by advancements in technology, demographic transformations, and evolving sustainable economic and legislative landscapes. Adapting to these changes is vital for all enterprises, as it brings forth a plethora of benefits. Through strategic analysis, organizations can gain insights into upcoming trends and formulate readiness strategies for the uncertain times ahead. Informed and forward-thinking leadership holds the key to embracing a dynamic future and devising well-calculated, agile strategies in response. One of the ongoing challenges pertains to talent acquisition and retention. Tackling this involves investing in employee development initiatives, which can serve as effective solutions. Additionally, the concepts of remote work and employee well-being have emerged as crucial trends. Forward-looking companies are actively reshaping their policies to accommodate these novel norms. The labour market grapples with talent scarcities and skills gaps, prompting businesses to place a heightened emphasis on upskilling and retraining programs. In this ever-changing landscape, employees might find it necessary to reskill or transition careers to stay pertinent in the evolving milieu of the contemporary workplace. The European Green Deal will fundamentally transform cultural sustainability into the very core of all organizational operations.  

Organizational Scans

This section discusses the importance of conducting a work culture survey to improve workplace culture in an organization. It explains that a culture scan is a tool to collect insights from employees and assess and enhance leadership strategies and overall organizational changes. The article provides a sample of culture scan questions that can be included in a questionnaire, such as asking about employee satisfaction, comfort with workplace culture, respect from the team and organization, feedback from managers, areas for improvement, leadership and management style, definition of success, dedication to diversity and inclusiveness, understanding of impact on business goals, and social responsibility.


We explore the importance of company culture in shaping the employee experience and overall success of an organization. It emphasizes the role of culture in attracting and retaining talent, fostering innovation, and developing strong leaders. The article also highlights the need for ongoing efforts to improve and sustain a positive culture, and offers customized solutions to meet the specific needs of each organization. It concludes by emphasizing the impact of culture on employee happiness and motivation, and the importance of aligning every aspect of the employee experience with the desired culture.


Outlines of Ideas and methods in hiring future-ready professionals, known as T-shaped professionals, who have deep expertise in a specific area and a broad range of skills and knowledge in other areas. These professionals are adaptable, innovative, and creative problem solvers. Hiring T-shaped professionals who are a cultural fit can contribute to organizational success. The future of work requires new skills and competencies, including digital skills, and T-shaped professionals are well-suited for this evolving landscape. Organizations are prioritizing hiring and developing T-shaped professionals to remain competitive.

Future Ready

The pagediscusses the characteristics of future-ready companies and the importance of purpose, data, talent, ecosystems, decision-making, organizational structure, and learning in achieving success. It emphasizes the need for organizations to future-proof themselves by anticipating and adapting to changes, and highlights the significance of aligning organizational design with culture for positive outcomes.

Future Leadership

The future of leadership in the workplace requires leaders to be human-centric, adopt open-source change strategies, focus on compelling careers, and adjust their approach to workforce planning. This includes displaying authenticity, empathy, and adaptivity, involving employees in the change process, addressing career concerns, and recognizing the importance of organizational culture. By prioritizing these aspects, leaders can build stronger relationships, create a more engaged workforce, and thrive in a rapidly changing work environment.

Assesssment Tools

The Future Of Work Project offers services for organizational development, including comprehensive analysis of an organization's structure, talent screening and acquisition, personal development planning, executive mentoring, change management, employee engagement strategies, diversity and inclusion consulting, leadership development, performance management, team building and collaboration, employee well-being programs, succession planning, talent retention strategies, and workforce training and development. They also offer a lecture series and screening services for hiring firms. The website emphasizes the importance of creating a future-ready and adaptable organization through cultural assessment scanning and the Heyward Psyche-Dynamism Assessment. These tools help organizations understand their culture, individual personalities, and create a more inclusive and productive environment. The assessment promotes self-awareness, understanding of personality type preferences, and provides opportunities for learning and growth. The website highlights the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, engaged and productive employees, and long-term employee retention.

New Training

Campfire Training is a new approach to learning and development that prioritizes connection, collaboration, and the contribution of all individuals. It fosters a culture of trust, engagement, and shared purpose. Campfire training offers a unique and effective solution that transcends traditional lecture-based training by igniting conversations, building trust, and cultivating a shared sense of purpose among participants. It addresses a wide range of topics and issues related to personal and professional development through group discussions, interactive activities, and reflection sessions. Campfire training sets the stage for authentic human connection, collaboration, and empowerment. It empowers individuals to take ownership of their professional growth and development and ensures tangible results by incorporating targeted learning outcomes and measurable goals. Campfire training also harnesses the potential of pattern sensing, allowing individuals to draw upon their knowledge and experiences to make informed decisions and navigate uncertain terrain.


Here, we discuss the importance of building a sustainability culture within organizations. It highlights the benefits of embracing sustainability, such as optimized performance, engaged stakeholders, positive societal impact, and environmental stewardship. The article provides an approach for building a sustainability culture, including strategic alignment, empowered teams, integrated processes, and accountable progress. It emphasizes the role of senior leaders in initiating and spreading the sustainability culture throughout the organization. The article also discusses the need for a business case for sustainability and the importance of involving external stakeholders. It suggests that companies should focus on learning by doing and internal recognition to motivate progress in sustainability. The article concludes by highlighting the need to extend the sustainability culture beyond the organization's boundaries for a larger societal and environmental impact.

The Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a set of policies and legislation aimed at making the European Union climate neutral by 2050. It includes increasing greenhouse gas emission reductions, reviewing existing laws, and introducing new legislation on various topics. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is a proposed directive that aims to increase transparency on corporate sustainability performance. It will apply to a wide range of companies and will have a significant impact on companies in Ireland. The CSRD introduces a "double materiality perspective" where companies have to report on how sustainability issues affect their business and their impact on people and the environment. The EU taxonomy is a classification system that defines criteria for economic activities.

Beyond CRSD

The year 2023 marks the beginning of preparation for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which will require Irish businesses to align with mandatory sustainability reporting by 2024. The CSRD expands reporting requirements and introduces new accounting standards that will impact corporate reporting. Irish businesses should proactively prepare by familiarizing themselves with the reporting requirements and identifying the specific ESG matters that are material to their business. This will ensure compliance and enhance sustainability performance. ESG refers to environmental, social, and governance criteria used to assess a company's performance and practices. It helps evaluate a company's impact on the environment, relationships with stakeholders, and governance structure. ESG is becoming increasingly important for businesses due to new regulations, consumer demands, and investor requirements. Irish businesses must integrate ESG practices into their strategies and operations to meet regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations.

ESG Topics

The section on ESG topics discusses the increasing importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors for businesses in Ireland and globally. ESG refers to non-financial aspects of a company's performance, such as its environmental impact and social responsibility. Several drivers, including the global climate crisis and demand for transparency, have made ESG a strategic priority for Irish companies. They are taking actions such as setting targets, measuring and reporting impacts, and integrating ESG criteria into decision-making. ESG presents both challenges and opportunities for companies, including reducing costs, attracting talent, and accessing capital. Key ESG trends for Irish companies in 2023 include demonstrating progress, addressing social inequalities, and leveraging digitalization. ESG is not a passing trend but a fundamental shift that will shape the future of business in Ireland.

The Future

The Future Of Work Project promotes the idea of becoming a future-ready organization by focusing on speed, agility, and a unique sustainable culture. We offer tailored knowledge to support organizations in their transformation journey and help them choose and build their desired culture. Interested organizations can easily schedule a conversation with the us to explore synergies.