How Can You Help Employees Overcome Loneliness and Depression?
25 April 2019
Last December I was at the airport and looking for something light to read during the flight. Working on the Baz Luhrmann principle (listen to “Sunscreen”: don’t read beauty magazines. They’ll make you feel ugly!),I decided to avoid the women’s magazines and instead picked up Country Walking magazine. And that’s how I came across the Walk 1000 Miles campaign. It was love at first read!
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Want Less Stress and More Productivity? Bring on the Spider Plants
18 April 2019
According to several studies, plants make the workplace calmer and a generally nicer place to be. The concluding statement of research carried out by the Australian nursery and garden industry reads: “This study shows that just one plant per work space can provide a very large lift to staff spirits, and so promote wellbeing and performance”.
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Messy Desk v Tidy Desk
13 April 2019
The jury’s out on whether a messy desk is a sign of disorganisation and lower productivity or an indication of creativity. On the one hand we have Albert Einstein, who said: "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
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The Curse of Interesting Times
04 April 2019
The Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times” seems to have settled heavily over the UK. At the moment I feel it would be nice to have a little gentle dullness and get on with our lives. This week we learned that the government proposes to ask for another Brexit extension. It’s not good news for the UK. Uncertainty is an economic killer and UK business owners and managers are desperate to have clarity and certainty.
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Do Your Employees Sabotage Their Success?
29 March 2019
You might think that there is no career downside to being intelligent. While it is certainly an asset, it isn’t everything. During my years in HR I have come across people who were undoubtedly very bright - but almost robotic.
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