There are lots of ways companies try to create a sense of happiness. But what if forcing employees into being happy is actually hurting their performance and overall mental health?
We all know letting people work remotely can make them happier. Technology is making it easier for more people to add ‘WFH’ (Working From Home) to their instant messenger status at work. But is it a realistic idea for people working in corporations?
Could working less be the answer to achieving more? It turns out that people who work more than eight hours aren’t usually the best at getting stuff done.
Don't lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don't have a career. You have a life.
The Create & Cultivate team want you to dream big. But to achieve your dreams, they want you to ditch a set of 4 expectations that only lead you down the rabbit hole.
The pursuit of happiness is long-winded and can really wear you down. Do you know what’s easier? The voyage to sadness Maybe you want to be the saddest saddo sailing on the sea of sadness.
Here are seven easy steps to point you in the direction of total misery from CGP Grey and Randy Paterson.
The movement against the open-plan office is gathering momentum.
There’s a lot of evidence to show they reduce productivity and make people unhealthy, and you know how annoying they can be if you’re sat near the wrong people.
When you’re trying to achieve something, thinking about the opposite of what you want is what we call ‘inversion thinking’ – a skill that author James Clear believes is crucial.
Research suggests that people who make vision boards and constantly think about what life will be like once they’ve achieved their goals are less likely to achieve them.
Saying ‘no’ doesn’t make you an arsehole. That’s just one of the things that Sarah Knight’s taught us recently. She’s the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck which is not just a book – it’s her approach to life.
It’s not about being negative or apathetic – it’s about making a ‘f*ck-budget’ in order to become more selective about what you devote your time an energy to.
Small talk can be excruciating but if you get it right, you’ll find these little conversations can be good for your career and overall motivation.
“How was your weekend?” “Great, thanks.” – the answer’s almost a reflex to some of us. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger gathered some advice on how to make these chats more useful.
Call your parents at least once a week. Tell them you love them, and then ask for money. Not the other way around.Helen Mirren
Most of us were taught to write their first CV at school, probably by a teacher that had never applied for a job outside of education.
If your CV sticks to the timeless conventions from textbooks of old (or Word templates), you’ve probably got some unnecessary and irritating information in your CV.
As a recruiter, one of the most common questions a candidate will ask me at the end of an interview is “is this a good time to be looking for a new job?”
While it might seem that the question is a seasonal one and dependent on micro and macroeconomic factors, there are some universal truths behind the job search process.
Reshma Suajani has strong views on how striving for perfection and achieving credentials can be a dead end for women.
Her alternative? Allowing female students to ‘fail well’and teaching them to be brave.
Some of my most rewarding voluntary work has been as trustee of a charity – helping the organisation make good business decisions that benefit its cause. Over the years, I’ve gained more than the warm-and-fuzzy feelings I initially signed up for. Being a trustee has helped my career and helped me attract clients.
"Success is Overvalued. Avoiding Failure Matters More."James Clear
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