We hear a lot about learning & development in the workplace, and it’s something we look forward to (or at least I do). And if you’re really lucky, your company may have a special allowance or is well-known for providing training opportunities. But most of the time (at best), it’s a once a year courseContinue reading “Different ways to learn on the job”
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What is the work life balance?
The work life is balance is a concept that is constantly being sold to us. In particular in today’s context of increased pressure and burnout, we are all running after it as if it were some sort of treasure. Countless articles are out there telling us how to find it, in fact I myself wroteContinue reading “What is the work life balance?”
How to make sure employees are engaged and committed?
Employee engagement is a huge buzzword nowadays, right alongside company culture. A simple Google search reveals a first page full of articles with tips. A lot of companies are out there battling to win “best place to work” and rightly so. After the big tech companies set the example with their fun workplaces and flexibleContinue reading “How to make sure employees are engaged and committed?”
What does it mean to be a (good) manager?
Over the years I’ve had a variety of managers, ranging from good to mediocre to bad. When I was able to take a step back, observe their behaviours, and ask myself what they were doing well or what they could have done better, it was an eye-opening experience and an opportunity to learn. So whenContinue reading “What does it mean to be a (good) manager?”
Letting work encroach on life
Today I’d like to talk about what happens when work takes over your life. By that I mean more than working long hours, I’m talking about when work starts to ruin your social life, your relationships and your health. When it changes you, to a point where you’re not who you used to be. WhatContinue reading “Letting work encroach on life”
#agencylife – prep school for adults
I recently resigned from my job in an agency after 6 years. You can read more about how and why I made that decision here. It’s been an incredible journey, and I wanted to reflect on exactly what it’s like to work in an agency, because it’s certainly different to anything else I had everContinue reading “#agencylife – prep school for adults”
How to know when to quit your job?
I’m pretty sure that at least once in your life you’ve thought to yourself: “that’s it, I quit!” If you haven’t then you are one of those very fortunate people who gets to do a job they love, or else perhaps you’re delusional… Just kidding! More seriously, I don’t think there are many people whoContinue reading “How to know when to quit your job?”
How to change workplace cultures that lead to mental health issues?
I’ve been addressing mental health in the workplace for a while, but one cannot talk about burnout (or other issues) if one doesn’t talk about what leads to it… A lot of my articles focus on the individual and knowing oneself, which I continue to believe is of utmost importance. But is undeniable that certain environmentsContinue reading “How to change workplace cultures that lead to mental health issues?”
My favourite resources in 2018
While I still want to talk about mental health, learning and development and leadership on the blog, I thought I would switch things up and share my favourite resources of 2018 so far. After all, it’s only fair to share some love with those who are inspiring me, give you other places to search forContinue reading “My favourite resources in 2018”
How to support a colleague – mental health in the workplace
Last time I wrote about team dynamics in the workplace and how they can affect your mental health. A really important part of that, is how to help someone else when you see they are in need. If that person is part of your team, or a colleague you see suffering, what can you do?Continue reading “How to support a colleague – mental health in the workplace”