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The Importance of Creativity in the Workplace

In the 1970s, creativity in the workplace was a ‘You Don’t Have To Be Mad To Work Here, But It Helps’ poster on the wall. In the 1980s, creativity in the workplace was the boss wearing red braces and a novelty tie at the staff Christmas do. In the...

How The Physical Environment Impacts The Employee Experience

In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, the employee experience is given the same importance as salary, benefits and even location by savvy millennials who know that they’re talented and can work (almost) anywhere they like. As well as paying well,...

How Leaders Can Promote Workplace Creativity

Fostering a culture of workplace creativity is as important to 21st century businesses as having a robust GDPR policy. Once the domain of ‘alternative businesses and enthusiastic hobbyists’, it is now being embraced by some of the world’s biggest...

How To Make Your Workplace A More Creative Place

The nine-to-five grind and creativity at work have long been uneasy bedfellows but we don’t live in the 1970s anymore. We live in an age where if the two sit happily side-by-side, more gets done, of a better quality and by happier, more content people....

The Importance of Creativity in the Workplace

In the 1970s, creativity in the workplace was a ‘You Don’t Have To Be Mad To Work Here, But It Helps’ poster on the wall. In the 1980s, creativity in the workplace was the boss wearing red braces and a novelty tie at the staff Christmas do. In the...

How To Be Happy At Work

We’ve blogged about how to avoid burnout. We’ve blogged about how to deal with difficult colleagues, how to deal with stress in the workplace and how to stop being angry and we hope they’ve been useful to you, but to round off this ‘How To…’...

How To Stop Being Angry At Work

Say ‘yes’ out loud if any of these scenarios have ever played out at work – You didn’t get the promotion you so richly deserved, instead it went to the boot-licking halfwit A client jumps up and down on your work even though you pulled an all-nighter...

How To Deal With Workplace Stress

Stress at work is normal isn’t it? Every job has it’s stressful elements doesn’t it? Don’t we just have to accept it as a part and parcel of everyday life and like the incredibly tired cliché tells us to do, we should all probably just ‘keep...

How To Deal With Difficult Colleagues

Like the cello, being able to delete your browsing history and changing a tyre, being able to deal with difficult, irksome, annoying colleagues is an artform worth spending time perfecting. If you’ve ever worked in an office-based environment, you know...

How To Cope With Employee Burnout

Broadly explained by dictionary.com as ‘fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity’, the word ‘burnout’ was coined in 1974 by German-American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. While it isn’t...