A big challenge for business leaders is making sure their employees are happy, engaged and working hard.
An interesting article on ‘Work Life Balance’ by Grace Marshall, mum of two and author of How to be Really Productive shares her five Work Life Balance truths: Click here to read more
National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices. Click here to find out more
Professional women juggling family commitments often get a raw deal. Claer Barrett of the FT meets a couple working in financial services. Click here to read the article
It’s been seen as the preserve of working mothers – but the four-day week should be an option for all, says Marisa Bate.
“In the 19th century, unions campaigned for an eight-hour day. In the 20th century, we won the right to a two-day weekend and paid holidays. So, for the 21st century, let’s lift our ambition again. I believe that in this century we can win a four-day working week, with decent pay for everyone.” Click here to read more
There is a buzz in the air, September always marks the start of something new, whether it is work or back to school. Lucy Denyer explores flexible working in the current climate. Click here to read full article
Hint: Try to be OK with making mistakes.
By Elena Lipson
When I started my consulting business three years ago, I sent a launch e-mail to everyone I knew. I was both excited and nervous to hit send — things were getting real! Shortly after I sent the e-mail, I started receiving messages letting me know that had I misspelled the name of my company in the e-mail. Yup, you read that correctly. I misspelled the name of my own company.
Gillian Higgins, International Barrister and Meditation teacher is hosting an Introduction to Mindfulness in the Workplace from 8.30 – 9.30am at The Chamber of 9 Bedford Row. Come and find out more about using simple mindfulness practices in the workplace to reduce stress, improve focus and sleep better. Click here to book onto the course for free
Think of the busy CEO working from an airport lounge on their mobile, or the coder typing away in their local cafe.
Across the UK, from incubators and co-working spaces, to flexible homeworking arrangements, the traditional, desk-based nine-to-five is being upended. Click here to read more