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The Future of UK Productivity

By |2022-09-29T06:30:20+00:00October 1st, 2022|

The UK has a new monarch and a new Prime minister- one avowedly committed to economic growth as the way to climb out off the abyss we are in. But, as yet, apart from the long-espoused commitment to tax cuts, we have seen little evidence of what will create that growth. Where is the infrastructure

Stop Procrastinating with the 5 minute rule

By |2022-09-21T13:55:02+00:00September 24th, 2022|

Many of us procrastinate.  We leave tasks we don’t want to do. And work on simpler tasks that we enjoy - or at least tolerate. If this sounds like you, then read on. The five-minute rule is a cognitive-behavioural technique that tricks the brain into starting something it has been trying to avoid. The rule  is that

A Fresh Start?

By |2022-09-14T10:55:01+00:00September 14th, 2022|

The UK has a new monarch and a new Prime minister- one avowedly committed to economic growth as the way to climb out off the abyss we are in. But, as yet, apart from the long-espoused commitment to tax cuts, we have seen little evidence of what will create that growth. Where is the infrastructure

Creating a non-meeting culture

By |2022-09-07T06:54:57+00:00September 10th, 2022|

We know that meetings suck time snd energy out of an organisation - so why do we have so many. Especially these days when there are so many other ways of communicating without dragging  everyone to a central point which requires some of them to leave their offices and travel to that central point, further taking

What Should You Do in Your Breaks?

By |2022-08-31T06:30:55+00:00September 3rd, 2022|

Simple question asked here. Can you do anything in your break times to help your work performance? Well, of course, you can. Drink water - and keep hydrated. Take a walk.  Humans are made to move - not sit still. Breathe.  Make positive attempts to breathe deeply and soundly. If you are going to snack, snack healthily.

Behaving Like Children

By |2022-08-24T06:57:41+00:00August 27th, 2022|

Bullying does take place in many workplaces. Bullying gets a lot of attention in schools ands colleges - and there are strategies to deal with it and the consequences of it. This rarely happens in the workplace.  Most firms don’t know whether bullying happens in their organisation - and, where it might, they usually chose to

Coaching Success

By |2022-08-19T06:43:22+00:00August 20th, 2022|

This summer, in the UK, has been glorious and packed with sport - Wimbledon, Commonwealth Games, European Championships, It got me thinking about how athletes and sports people prepare for a season in which they want to, or need to, peak several times. Sports coaches and sports scientists seems to have developed this ability within

Manage the Small Projects

By |2022-08-11T17:20:05+00:00August 13th, 2022|

When we think about project management, many people naturally think of large-scale projects - building a new motorway (freeway), a new rail line or a new power station are obvious examples. Small projects, however, need project managing in the same way.  The principles and practises are the same.  We break the project down into manageable

A Day Is Not Enough

By |2022-08-04T06:41:55+00:00August 4th, 2022|

This year, June 20th was World Productivity Day. I only found out about this at the beginning of July.  It had already passed me by - with no impact on me, or, I suspect the rest of the world. Those who think about productivity on World Productivity day will only be successful if they also think

On Reflection

By |2022-07-27T22:22:08+00:00July 30th, 2022|

There is plenty of advice on how to start your working day - by establishing priorities, by reviewing your To Do list and so on . However, the other end of the day can be just as important. I find a quiet period of reflection can help clear the mind and prepare for a proper

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