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Mal Fletcher

2030Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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We work to make sense of change; with research & comment on major social issues ranging from family & youth issues, to privacy, autonomy & more.   ›› Click here for more info.


We offer world-class resources to equip future-minded leaders & teams for long-view strategic influence.
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›› Latest social comment editorial:

Covid-19 Shouldn't Kill Cash!

Covid-19 Shouldn't Kill Cash! The Great Pandemic of 2020. It has left millions of people worldwide  living at least part of their lives in isolation. Of all the pandemic’s long-term economic outcomes, the worst might be the complete eradication of cash. Cash hasn’t been very useful during the Covid-19 season. Under the shadow of lockdowns, many stores and restaurants have become delivery-only services. Cashless payments have become not just convenient but indispensable. Even if we could use cash just now, most of us are nervous about handling paper notes and coins.   Of course, we were moving incrementally toward a digitally-driven economy well before Covid-19. In 2016, only 34% of payments in the UK were made in cash. In Finland, cash is already considered outdated. In 2018, ... click here to read the full editorial
›› Latest leadership editorial:

Facing Down Covid Unrest in Your Team!

Facing Down Covid Unrest in Your Team! What a season this has been. Without doubt, 2020 will be remembered as the year when displacement became the norm, with Covid19 as public disruptor number one. Leaders in business, education and other sectors have reported that Covid19 - and the first, second and in some cases third lockdowns it has brought - has seriously impacted team harmony. Unexpected events or phenomena have a way of potentially undermining all our hard-work on team cohesion. In my digital keynote sessions on the future mid- and post-Covid, I’m often asked: how can leaders respond positively to conflict within their teams? How can we perhaps even get ahead of the unrest, to provide both security and a model of proactive future-friendliness? Here are some ideas I’ve presented to leaders, indi... click here to read the full editorial
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Recent Social Comments

››  Covid-19 Shouldn't Kill Cash!

Posted on: Thursday 19 November 2020

››  The Hot Response Culture (Why Reason & Compassion Should Prevail)

Posted on: Tuesday 25 August 2020

››  COVID-19 Emergency: An Opportunity

Posted on: Friday 13 March 2020

Recent Leadership Editorials

››  Facing Down Covid Unrest in Your Team!

Posted on: Friday 6 November 2020

››  Three Big Priorities for Boris Johnson

Posted on: Friday 13 December 2019

››  Workplace Emails: Unhealthy?

Posted on: Tuesday 22 October 2019