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A flexible workplace – what does it mean?
Flexible working arrangements are a trend that’s here to stay, as a way of giving employees more autonomy, a better work/life balance and more job satisfaction.
Cultivating Optimism: positive thinking...
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” - Henry Ford
Don’t wait for it to happen … make it...
Science has proven that our subconscious mind remembers everything that happened to us before we were six years old.
Can a language barrier be a form of...
The biblical story of the Tower of Babel has always fascinated me. Not least because I have never been good at languages, having struggled with both Afrikaans and...
What do millenials want from a wellness...
So much is being said, written and read about millennials every day, that you’d think they’re a different species. Born between 1981 and 1997, they’re the...
Consequences of flexible working hours
Suggesting flexible working hours to alleviate traffic congestion as suggested by City Officials could have a serious impact on employees and company productivity.
Open plan - the suboptimal office?
Although the current work zeitgeist is for open plan offices, further thought is needed to keep different types of office workers happy throughout the workday.
If offices were more like cars
Offices would be much better places to work if they were more like cars. New car models are often embedded with technologies that make driving easier, safer and more...
Workplace bullying - exclusion
Workplace bullying is widespread, that is very clear from research, reading and conversations I have had over the past few years.
Dealing with depression
While depression is a common illness, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated for years. People are typically very reluctant to seek treatment for it, even though...
Understanding mental distress and how to...
Perceptions of physical or mental distress can be challenging. Although we generally try to avoid or prevent it, if something can become challenging and distressful,...
5 Ways to make your employees happier at...
In any company, the qualifications and skills of your staff play a huge role in your business’s success. But even if an employee has lots of experience in their...
Family life within a work context: how to...
Family life is not simply something that your employees do when they’re away from their desk. A mother remains a mother while she’s attending trade shows, or...
Small office changes to boost workplace...
Post-holiday gloom, the 3pm slump, stiffness from sitting down all day, annoying colleagues … whatever the cause, everybody experiences a lag in productivity in the...
How to deal with office bullies
While many young South Africans are victims to bullying at school, the phenomenon is not limited to the playground, with many lives and careers damaged annually by...
Wearables and corporate wellness: a new...
While classic heart monitor technology, best known for its use by fitness enthusiasts and athletes, is not being replaced by the newest wearables, its applications...
How to manage living annuities
Choosing between a living and a life annuity is a critical decision with potentially lifelong consequences, especially if the latter is chosen.
Say hello to flexible working
The world over, savvy businesses are rapidly moving beyond shared desks to flexible workspaces, which is having a profound effect on job satisfaction and staff...
Natural light tops office workers’ most...
A recent survey of office workers across South Africa has revealed the top five things people want from their office space.
Equipping the workplace for disabled staff
It is estimated that one in seven people in the world lives with a disability and South Africa is no exception.
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