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July 20, 2022

Does a Four-Day Workweek Work?

""People would be more focused and strategic during their working week, to make sure that they got everything done to a high standard, in less time." - Jonathan Hancock

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August 23, 2018

Should You Play Music at Work?

"Oh come on! Who put this song on AGAIN?!" "Are you kidding? It’s a classic." "I don’t care, it’s been on FIVE times today already!" At this point I look away and put my headphones on. Partly to drown out the commotion, but also because I can't stand that song, either. I want to listen […]

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June 21, 2018

Should You Bring Your Dog to Work?

It's 8 a.m. You’re about to leave home, travel mug of coffee in one hand, phone in the other. You're looking for your keys when you glance down and see a pair of large, brown eyes staring back at you. "I'm sorry, Rover. You'll have to stay here. Come on, don't look at me like […]

April 16, 2018

A Survival Guide to Food at Work

Do you grab a snack at your desk, or are you a "foodie," savoring every bite? We each have our own unique relationship with food – but one thing we share is that, sometimes, we have to eat at work. And it can be awkward and uncomfortable to have your personal eating habits on public […]

December 22, 2015

Getting Into the Christmas Spirit!

Over the past week, I've enjoyed two Christmas dinners, taken part in a "secret santa" gift exchange, and "helped" my team snatch improbable defeat from the jaws of victory in the office Christmas quiz. In fact, this holiday season has proved so sociable and agreeable that actually getting on with any work has proved to […]

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September 29, 2015

Beat the Post-Vacation Blues!

One of the cruel, undeniable facts about time is that it crawls along painfully slowly when you are engaged in an uninspiring task, but absolutely whizzes past the second you leave the office for your vacation! You can spend the long winter months dreaming of a sizzling summer break, imagining you're holding an ice-cold mojito […]

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December 26, 2014

Caring for a Dependent and Building Your Career

"I don't believe it! I just saw Lucy sneaking out early, again! I've got enough to do without covering for her, too. Has she forgotten that we're meeting with the head of department tomorrow and we still have to get that report ready? She's so lazy!" If there's one thing Lucy isn't, it's lazy. She's […]

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