Category Archives: Workplace space

Trust holidays – a different way of looking at leave

IMAGINE a job with limitless holidays, where you can take as much leave as you like, when you like. American and British companies – mostly accountancy, law and advertising organisations – are offering just that with a new concept called … Continue reading

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Teleworking: how to tell that it will work for you

DO you find, as I do, that when you attempt to contact people at their companies you’re increasingly told they are, “Working from home today”? Indeed, more and more people work from home for their companies these days. There is … Continue reading

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The plight of women in the workplace…what plight?

Although research regularly claims to support the plight of women in the workplace, the fairer sex is, as I found out while working on this article for Agenda magazine, moving on regardless. WRITING about workplace issues, as I do, means … Continue reading

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How green is your office?

IT’S no surprise that green jargon has dominated the raft of new words that has been added to the annually updated Oxford English Dictionary in recent years. After all, while words like “carbon footprint”, “green audit” and “carbon neutral” germinated … Continue reading

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Job rotation: when change is as good as a holiday in the workplace

FEELING a little jaded in your current position? Or perhaps you’re wondering how to put a little pep into your workforce? Ever thought about shuffling things about a bit? Shaking it up? Swapping jobs? Studies support the principle of job … Continue reading

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The trials and tribulations of the workplace smoker

THE text message that chirruped onto my cellphone as I headed to a meeting in the centre of town one blustery, wet morning read, “Call me when you’re five minutes away”. Assuming my call would signal my client to take … Continue reading

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Making a presentation? Beware the ‘magic box’ syndome

TECHNOLOGY has given us access to all kinds of ‘magic box’ techniques which, in theory, should advance our competency and bolster our careers. It occurred to me, however, as I sat through a slick audiovisual presentation a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Everyone has a coach except me…

LIFE coach, business coach, sales coach, executive coach, leadership coach, management coach, transition coach, career coach, spiritual coach, transformational coach…there is a coach for every call. They’re standing by to help you identify your values and goals, devise a plan … Continue reading

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Got a problem? Sleep on it

SCIENTISTS at the University of Luebeck in Germany claim that they have demonstrated for the first time that our sleeping brains continue working on problems that perplex us during the day, and the right answer may come more easily after … Continue reading

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Time management 101

WHAT is late in the 21st Century? I have the impression, especially since the dawn of the cellphone, that business time is measured in seconds and, at best, minutes. It is customary, these days, to receive an apology call from … Continue reading

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