How do you know if you have a problem with work related stress?

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You pride yourself on being a caring company.  You want your employees to do well, progress and stay with you.  But you’re not sure if stress might be a problem for some of them. Firstly, it’s important to recognise work-related stress as a significant health and safety issue that can have damaging financial and operational impacts.  Recent estimates put the cost of work related stress absence … [Read more...]

Cycle or Tomato? Which time management tool is best for you?

Think about how you manage your day? Do you get into work, sit down, pick up the first task and bash away at it until you get (a) fed up (b) exhausted (c) finished? How many times do you start out with great intentions to get something done only to find that you are self-interrupting so frequently that at the end of the day you wonder where the time went. What do I mean by self-interrupting? … [Read more...]

The clocks went back – what did you do with your extra hour?

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The clocks went back – what did  you do with your extra hour? I love it when the clocks go back in the UK and we ‘gain’ an extra hour. What did you do with it? Stay out knowing that it wasn’t really that late? Or deliberately wake at your usual time but luxuriate in the knowledge that you had an extra hour in bed?   For me, it always feels like I’ve been given a gift – illogical I know, but … [Read more...]

7 Reasons you need a ‘to do’ list

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Most of us are not in control of our working lives, responding to whatever is going on around us and often lurching from one crisis or event to another.So as a tip to help you be more productive you need a list.  Not just any old list.  A smart list. Here’s why you need a listIt helps you focus on what really matters.  Often we respond to the latest demand made on us or we cherry-pick and do the … [Read more...]

What’s all this about Generation Ys?

There has been an awful lot of debate lately about Generation Y as if they are an alien species, recently landed from another planet or a group of homogenous clones out to disrupt and destroy the old order and lay waste organisations and institutions.  Who are these so-called Generation Ys? They are the group of people under 30 years old who have grown up in a very different environment to … [Read more...]