Presenteeism, endless meetings and Pret sandwiches may soon be over thanks to coronavirus, writes Katie Bishop.
In recent years, drastic changes have occurred in the workplace. Previously the aim of the employer was to restrain staff
I am sharing this now because I do not want to see the young people I meet, work with or supervise go through the same things. I want people not just to promote strong women as publicity figures, but consider the workplace culture for all women and men who feel uncomfortable or are unnecessarily held back. And people shouldn't have to feel scared to speak out, for fear that it would be considered against them in future professional endeavours.
Living with M.E has taught me an important lesson about agency and self-ownership. In an age where tangible goals seem increasingly elusive, it's no surprise so-called 'millennials' are focussing their energy on achieving balance, purpose and freedom in life and work.
If you work or own a business, manage, or even on the beginning rungs of the working ladder you should care about these two kinds of workplace stress.
It won't simply be a 'box' companies 'tick.'
If you’ve ever touched base in a thought shower to workshop a few issues and drill down to some bottom line ideas that have
Unfortunately a culture of overwork and immense pressure to be present in the workplace isn't unique to just financial institutions. Overworking is having a profound impact on the well-being of not only working people, but their families - and perhaps even more insidiously, the social and natural environments on which we depend for a healthy life.
A company culture is often created by a single person: the company founder. It is a set of values and behaviours that employees are asked to buy into in order to be successful at that company. If "done well" the company culture can bring many benefits. A positive company culture gives clients and customers a strong brand to identify with; it helps employees understand what success and achievement looks like, and gives them clear goals.
The work life balance of our nation is incredibly important if we are to ensure economic growth. Longer working hours may enable increased productivity but only as a short-term measure. We are not robots. Eventually our systems fail and everything will come crashing to a standstill unless we find way to preserve health and wellbeing as a priority.