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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.
10 tips for a healthier & happier workplace
The new working year is now in full swing and some people will be back at work in less than ideal offices. But help is at hand.
Don’t retire hurt
Cricket may be a ‘gentleman’s game’, but there is nothing gentle about the way the game is played. No other ball sport requires quite so much protective gear,...
Staff incentives – critical errors to...
It’s a new year and organisations across the globe are asking the same question. How can we better incentivise our staff?
Beating rising fuel prices
Economists have predicted fuel prices will increase by 44c for petrol and 37c for diesel in February.
What to watch in office trends for 2017
The workplace is changing rapidly with major economic and business themes over the past year having been focused on the war for talent, creating a more satisfactory...
Professionalism in companies
As an image consultant, perhaps I am more sensitive than others but I am often astounded at the appalling service levels and unprofessional conduct of employees...
Here’s to greener offices in 2017
Many employees will start their working day by organising their workspace. Once their environment is arranged to their liking and feels within their control, their...
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