Is Microsoft Teams The New WhatsApp Of The Workplace?

Is Microsoft Teams The New WhatsApp Of The Workplace?

There’s no question that over the last few years, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of businesses across the world to operate remotely and it’s thanks to communication-based technology such as Teams and WhatsApp that we are able to communicate virtually. Keeping up with the times “Keeping up with the times” has become more apparent…

Remote Reception

Remote Reception

Many companies are now under severe strain as the furlough scheme comes to an end and income has not yet come back. There is real worry that income levels will not be back to normal even by the end of 2021. Some business owners may decide to put their companies into hibernation until times are…

The time of year when people leave work stress behind… Not always the case for SME owners.

The time of year when people leave work stress behind… Not always the case for SME owners.

According to research carried out by Sage more than 30% of small business owners in the UK did not take a summer holiday last year. The smaller the business the more likely this is to occur. Ironic really, as most small business owners work far longer hours than the average, certainly not the nine to…

Preparations to Jump Ship

Preparations to Jump Ship

Well, of course we are not talking about ships but jobs. During the recession many people have been working in jobs that they find unfulfilling or dissatisfying as they should feel ‘lucky to have a job’.  Having a steady income and keeping safe during the recession were the priorities.  But now the water has calmed…

Achieve optimum productivity by reaching ‘flow state’

Achieve optimum productivity by reaching ‘flow state’

To produce our best work and achieve optimum productivity we need to get into what psychologists call a ‘flow state’. According to positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, flow state is the mental state of a person fully immersed and focused on performing an activity.   In a working environment flow is likely to occur when you are…