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  • Working From Home – The New Normal

    Many companies are struggling with how to implement working from home and also how to run their businesses successfully without everyone showing up in the office every day.  At the moment most companies are running “ad hoc” systems while Covid is around and hope that when the crisis is over all will return to normal, but it will not. If…

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  • 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 better. Others are cutting back their…

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  • 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 this could be the moment…

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  • 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 faced with a task that…

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  • 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 at Cass Business School.  For…

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  • Networking tips for the networking novice

    I recently was asked by some colleagues for tips when networking. The prospect of networking can be hugely daunting especially if you are new to the industry, role or just promoting yourself in a new arena. I know the first couple of times I attended networking events I felt very young, green and female. The majority of networking events at…

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