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Autonomy in the Workplace – 5 ways to foster autonomy in your workplace

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Autonomy – Does my business need it? We’ve all heard the age-old saying “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day…. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”, but sometimes letting go and allowing your employees to do their job is harder than it sounds. As your business, or team grows, the last thing you want is to hand hold your team members to do their job, when you need to concentrate on the bigger picture (even if you want to and think you should do!) So how do you foster…

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How to Keep Staff Motivated and Cool During a Heatwave – Our Top 5 Tips

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Summer is finally here, the sun is out, the nights are long and everyone is happier – right? Well not everyone, especially employees battling long commutes on overcrowded stuffy trains and sitting in warm offices 9-5 dreaming of the weekend and it’s only Monday. So how can you keep staff motivated and cool during a heatwave without giving them the summer off? 1) Be flexible If your office is based in the city centre and your staff need to navigate public transport during busy periods, consider operating a flexible work arrangement to allow staff to start early (or late) to…

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How to create a culture of flexible working without ruining everything

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The term ‘flexible working’ often strikes fear into the hearts of managers. The very idea that staff could be allowed to work hours of their choosing and, at any point in time, decide to finish early or come in late appears to be entirely counterproductive. However, research by the Lancaster University Work Foundation has revealed that over half of UK businesses are set to offer flexible working options for staff in 2017. Flexible working isn’t a ticket to procrastination and stunted productivity. When implemented correctly, it should have the exact opposite effect, and that’s for one very good reason –…

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More than just a wage: How do employees become emotionally engaged?

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It’s time for a question you may struggle to answer. Ready? When you enter the workplace every day, do you ever stop to ask yourself why? Why do you get out of bed at the same time every morning, make yourself look presentable and head to the office? Is it just to ensure you’re paid at the end of the month, or does it go deeper than that? In reality, very few of us ever ask ourselves that question. Life is just too busy, and the idea of someone looking bleary-eyed into a mirror each morning to question the meaning…

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Killer signs you’re approaching burnout and how to cut it off at source

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In 2015, the number of people working excessive hours in the UK was thought to be over 3.4 million. That’s just over 10% of the UK’s total workforce – a staggering statistic. According to the research conducted by the national trade union, this colossal figure represented a 15% increase since 2010, proving that the world is gradually demanding more from its workers. Work is only part of life, but without work, there is no income, and in a world that is more hectic and attention-sapping than ever (thanks to ever-present digital connectivity and (social media) our jobs are becoming increasingly…

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