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For employees The 7 types of Secret Santa present

You’ve just put your name in the Secret Santa hat. Whoever you draw, you’ll search high and low for that perfect present. You’ll remember the deadline. You’ll come in just under budget. And you’ll be convinced you’ve been original… We…

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Employee, For employees, For employers We need to talk: We have a problem with emails

We send too many emails and spend too long answering them. Is the solution to ban them altogether? We spend a lot more time on interpersonal relationships than we do on actual tasks, and email is a mammoth proportion of this communication….

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For employees, For employers You got yoghurt: What company culture means

When we think of culture we think high-mindedly. He’s so cultured, with his pocket square and his pince-nez! Where did he get that from? Somewhere cultured, I’ll bet! But there’s a yoghurt at the back of your office fridge that’s…

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For employees A team member underperforming? There’s an interesting reason why.

The new season of The Apprentice has come to be, bringing us another set of unimaginable human beings competing in suits, with a combined arrogance that makes them seem like highly developed strain of Donald Trumps. Goat Eat Goat Yet…

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For employees Making praise and recognition actually work

It’s no secret that both giving and receiving praise makes us feel good: we’re psychologically wired to function in a receive-give and give-receive kind of environment. When we feel a sense of pride and satisfaction in what we’ve achieved, our…

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For employees Working from home: A staying insider’s guide

Earlier this month, London School of Economics released a report on the experiences of 500 home-workers. The findings revealed that actually, the whole experience for both employers and employees wasn’t overwhelmingly positive. Employees can feel isolated, miss opportunities and have…

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For employees 7 things to listen to on your commute

For the many millions of us doing it twice a day – maybe even right now— commuting isn’t a choice. You don’t choose to slog hours up and down and diagonally across the country to get to work.

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For employees iPhone 7: your new best friend in the workplace

Pharrell Williams, James Corden and Tim Cook. What could possibly have brought these three to the centre of the world’s attention last week? The launch of the iPhone 7000 7, of course! Apple aficionados around the world smugly rejoiced, whilst…

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For employees, For employers Are you ‘infobese’?

Here’s the challenge: read this article without being distracted by any notification that pops up on your screen. Do not answer the phone, reply to a message or check an email. Do you think you can do it? Information has…