Five boundaries for PEACE-ful working from home

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Back in 2004, psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with a formula for the January blues, singling out the third Monday in the New Year as the most depressing.  Blue Monday was born!  His reasoning – by then, the weight of the cold winter days, the guilt of already broken New Year’s resolutions, and the reality […]

A sustainable work-life balance for future normal

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The latest figures (June 2020) from the UK Office of National Statistics show that anxiety amongst parents has doubled since #lockdown, highlighting the stress of having to juggle work with homeschooling and childcare responsibilities.  Multitasking is overrated.  It might have been effective for the short term but is unsustainable as a long-term strategy.  And the […]

NEW NORMAL? Making WFH, Work-For-You.

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The option to work more flexibly and from home has been available for a while and many have embraced it.  However, the recently enforced requirement to work from home following the rapid spread of Covid-19, raises a whole set of challenges for those new to the situation. Beyond getting the technology and the new physical […]

Redefining Work-Life-Balance in the New World of Work

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In every challenge there is an opportunity… and the current Covid-19 pandemic is no exception.  Once we have dealt with the pressing needs around moving work home (and assuming we can get past the health and financial implications), it seems we have a real opportunity to reflect, examine and choose a “new normal” for our […]

WFH: 4 Ways to Strengthen Relationships at Work

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In this Covid-19 driven, mass move to work from home, setting up office and working from home will be new to many.  Thankfully there are countless wonderful articles available on how to use the technology, co-ordinate projects and deadlines, run virtual meetings and all the other practicalities to help you get up and running.   There […]

Five ways to survive WFH with your partner

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We have been banging on for the last three years about why it is vital to strengthen home relationships so people can be more emotionally healthy and productive at work.  Overnight, with the mass move to work-from-home in response to Covid-19, this message has become acute. For some people this will be the first time […]

Addressing Workplace Conflict BEFORE conflict arises

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A quick conversation over lunch recently confirmed the impact and ripple effect of workplace conflict and why it costs UK plc upwards of £33bn per year. A friend described her intense frustration with a colleague who seemed to be intentionally dragging her feet in providing information needed to respond quickly to clients and win business […]

Inclusion to Belonging – Building Meaningful Relationships

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Love the direction of travel of the conversations around diversity and inclusion towards conversations about belonging.  Because that’s what it’s all about. Years ago, Maslow identified that once our basic needs for food and shelter are met, we each have this in-built desire to belong.  Belonging is found in meaningful relationships, which fundamentally is about […]

How do you improve productivity at work?

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What are the secrets to greater productivity at work? All good managers, directors and owners should be asking themselves this in those brief moments when they have time to reflect on the way their businesses are run. One of the secrets to improve productivity has to be happiness. You don’t have to have a brain […]

Mental Health & Relational Health – At What Cost?

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Common sense would tell you that fundamental and long-lasting mental health issues are going to damage workplace productivity more than shorter-term relationship issues. But that is not to say that these shorter-term relationship problems do not have a significant impact – and, very often, relationship problems are the actual trigger for the worsening of an […]

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