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How great office design boosts productivity
Your ability to focus and be productive greatly depends on your environment, and that is a fact that has been confirmed by researchers numerous times. However, many...
Mental health should matter to everyone
It is Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month in South Africa and the perfect time to highlight an all too often shunned and stigmatised topic: mental illness.
Work-related back disorders driving...
Work-related back disorders are a significant and increasing problem in office workplaces the world over and a major contributor to rising absenteeism.
Employees want more meaning in the workplace
Employees are no longer content with just a pay cheque and good benefits. There is a soul-searching epidemic afoot in the workplace where they want meaning and...
6 Ways to juggle multiple tasks
Multi-tasking has become a part of our work culture. According to Inc. magazine, most of us spend just 1 minute and 15 seconds on a task before we are...
Protecting staff & assets during strike...
In South Africa, “strike action” has become a metaphor for “violent outbursts against all authority”. The reality is that striking employees simply do not...
Employee wellness month: Benefits more...
What employers and employees need to know about company benefits.
Wellness trends in the younger generation
No wrinkles, a resilient constitution, joints that never ache … oh to be young! While this feeling of being immortal is one we all seek, it also meant that when...
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...
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