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…

Flexible working ‘cuts cost to employers’, say business leaders

Flexible working ‘cuts cost to employers’, say business leaders

The Times reported today that a group of 22 of Britain’s biggest companies, the “Agile Future Forum”, have signed a commitment to flexible working rights after finding that “agility” in staff hours and locations can cut workforce costs by as much as 13%. Richard Nissen, the founder of The Virtual Office, is also a guest lecturer…

Instinct & Planning

Instinct & Planning

According to The Telegraph Online most entrepreneurs rely on instinct to make business decisions. This is not a surprising statement as it is the general business savvy and passion that drives entrepreneurs to success. The report, commissioned by T-Mobile, goes on to state that many entrepreneurs are too busy to or even nervous about making…

Managing Stress – Part Two

Managing Stress – Part Two

Time management is an essential factor in managing stress. Often the feeling that you don’t have enough time in the day increases your stress levels before you’ve even started. If you manage your energy, attention and commitments you create an effective daily management of tasks leaving you feeling more focused. Mark Walsh shared his top…