Workplace

For True Mindfulness, Space Matters

Helen Sanderson | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

Mindfulness is everywhere. It's a wellbeing buzzword. Most people have an idea of what it represents - the desirable ability to be 'in the now' instead of letting mind (and body) gallop ahead to the next thing and the next. But many are unsure how to access this sought-after mental state.

Bored At The Office? Try Propelling Your Chair With Two Fire Extinguishers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy

This guy did. It didn’t go well. Still, if you've got a lunch hour to kill, why not grab a wheelie chair, a couple of fire extinguishers and ...

Eight Sharp Tips to Harpoon That Dream Job

Ed O'Meara | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Jobs are horrible aren't they? What a waste of a life. Pity people who enjoy their job. They truly must have nothing. Still, while superrich psychopaths run our society you've got to play their sick, soul-destroying game. After all life comes with a monthly subscription charge, so here's how to get the job which will make everyone else think your life is great...

Flexible Working: Let's Make It Mainstream

Jayne Morris | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

A recent study by Robert Half UK, revealed that nearly a third of UK HR directors cite 'inability to balance personal and professional commitments' as the primary reason for employee burnout. Could the new UK government legislation offering flexible working rights for all help make a difference?

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

Work Related Learning: A Model for Inspiring Pupils

Olly MacNamee | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olly MacNamee

Education needs to think more about what it can offer all their students, but it should be on our terms because if anyone knows their pupils best, it's their teachers. And I have not met many that do not, every single day, try to inspire their pupils.

The Seven Days of Learning

Kevin Young | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Kevin Young

Staff training and skill development should always be seen as a valuable method to improve productivity, staff morale, business agility and ultimately drive increased sales and business growth.

Women's Careers - Highways or Winding Roads

Meg Munn | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Despite the advances at work that women have gained in recent years for far too many their experience is akin to a winding road whilst they see male colleagues roaring along a highway. This is as true in the public sector as it is in industry and the business world.

Could Sitting be the New Smoking?

Stella Photi | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Are you sitting comfortably? Well you might not be sitting quite as comfortably as first thought because new research shows too much time lounging around can have a huge impact on our health.

Don't Be a Turkey

Monica Parker | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Monica Parker

I sailed for a week in Turkey last summer and it was the best holiday of my life. I found the people to be lovely, open and kind. My heart breaks for what I fear will be a difficult point in their political evolution, as they struggle to carve out some very basic freedoms for their people, one of which is certainly a free internet.

Ten Tips For Work/Life Balancing

Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" It's an oft-repeated phrase but one that's often easier to preach than to practice. Whether it's your phone buzzing...

Why Gossip Is No Bad Thing...

Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gossip, especially gossip at work, is generally considered a bad thing. While it’s hard to deny that few catty words shared at the water cooler can ...

Mental Health at Work: Show Leadership and Start Talking

Charlie Mowat | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Charlie Mowat

There must be many more people who have suffered mental ill health as I have, and yet still work and succeed. I want to take this opportunity to encourage business owners and employees to speak up and share your experiences, as the more of us there are having the conversation, the louder it will be.

Making Flexible Working Work for You

Penny de Valk | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK
Penny de Valk

Despite regular reports that flexible workers are more productive and committed, the practice is still regularly presented as one of the biggest issues in the workplace, with managers too often looking at it as a problem to be solved rather than as a problem solving tool.

What's Wrong With Everybody?

Mark Young | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Mark Young

All I'm asking is that people bring more of their life values into business with them. React more to colleagues as they would to their friends and see the whole picture rather than becoming embroiled in politics and the trappings of business.

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.

Married to the Job in More Ways Than One

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

I have a confession, I work with my husband and I like it. There, I said it. For most people, the thought of working with their other half sends them running for the hills. Even some of our closest friends are surprised that we manage to spend so much time together without ever tearing our hair out, but we don't. Or at least I don't.

How to Make the First Two Weeks of 2014 Super Productive

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

We are now past Christmas Day and quickly rolling into the New Year celebrations. Soon, it will be time to set fresh goal and new year resolutions yet again. It seems we just did that not too long ago.

I Gave at the Office

Monica Parker | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Monica Parker

Despite this, I can't blame people for feeling a bit bah-humbug about holiday workplace charity. I find giving very personal. It's a bit of a tinsel laden minefield. How much do you give? Anonymously or not?

All About the Women

Anjali Ramachandran | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech
Anjali Ramachandran

We've had a pretty good few weeks as far as elevating the status of women in the workplace is concerned. Articulate Network, the database of women speakers in the tech and creative industries, finally launched to the public on Lanyrd.

Breaking Bad Work Habits

Dave Coplin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dave Coplin

'Success' comes down to organisations nurturing creativity and ideas in order to grow and flourish. The good news is that that UK economy appears to be on the mend. A substantial 29.87million of us are in work and most jobs are full time and permanent. However, there are question marks as to how productive we are whilst at work.

10 Ways to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Since today is World Kindness Day and most of us will be spending it at work, I thought this would be a good time to share a few tips on how we can transform our workplace in a way that benefits, well... basically everyone.

Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Before you start picturing boardroom sing-alongs and group hugs around the water cooler, let's define a compassionate workplace as follows: a work environment where people feel valued and supported, and are encouraged to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Confronting the Elephant in the Boardroom

Dr. Sandra Delroy | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sandra Delroy

Do you remember the last time that someone in your office talked openly about mental health issues? Have you ever heard a colleague discussing anxiety or depression in the work environment? In 2013, mental health continues to be a business taboo - the elephant in the boardroom.

The Modern Working Environment: Have We Become a Nation of Office-Phobes?

Michael Bernd Bayer | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Bernd Bayer

There's a misconception that office working is no longer as productive or cost effective as mobile or remote working. As communications become increasingly intelligent, office environments are on the cusp of providing a richer, more fruitful technology experience than we can get remotely. In fact, I think we are set to become even more productive and collaborative in the office.