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WEEK 1 LOCKDOWN LESSONS: Are yours the same as mine?

Week 1 of lockdown. Tick.

If you’re like me, it feels very disorienting to be at home and not be able to go about your daily life freely. There have been several meltdowns. And not just from the kids! I have to admit, I have been anxious about the uncertainty. It feels like everyone has been in survival mode and not really focusing on their wellbeing yet. But it’s important not to lose sight of it, if we are all…

    THE NEW NORMAL

    Mar 17, 2020

    Have you suddenly been asked to work from home (wfh) during the Covid-19 crisis?

    For many of us this might be new, or it…

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    WHAT IS IN YOUR OAT LATTE, ANYWAY?

    Feb 17, 2020

    Looking to switch from cow’s milk to plant based and not sure where to start? Here are some tips for anyone thinking about taking the plunge to try a different m*lk in your next coffee.

    FIKA FRIDAY: Let’s start a cinnamon bun revolution…

    Jul 2, 2019

    How many of us know that we should move away from our desks and switch off from technology when we eat our lunch? Yet, how many days a week do you just sit in front of your computer checking your phone whilst quickly eating your lunch ‘al desko’? Fika encourages you to change these habits and actually have a chat to colleagues.

    Psychological safety: the launch pad for high-performance at work??

    Jun 21, 2019

    How many times have you felt afraid to raise an issue, a failing, or a concern? What if, instead, you felt supported to raise any concern? And imagine how much more effective and perhaps satisfied you would feel – and your team. And if you’re a boss, envisage an environment of openness, courage and curiosity and how motivating that can be for those you lead.

    Flexible working: all you need is… trust

    May 15, 2019

    A senior exec once said to me: ‘I can see how agile working is a benefit, but only for experienced staff members who already know what they’re doing’. Well, some might say learning happens during watercooler conversations or ear-wigging more senior people in meetings or on the phone. But, let’s say a ‘junior’ member of the team is on research duty, why is the office a more productive environment than, say, a home or a library? For me, this comment emphasised a lack of trust in their team as a whole and smacked of closed mindedness.