Work Life Balance has become a dividing issue. To some (normally employees themselves), it represents an essential freedom, an inviolable right of every employee which is under attack by stifling workplace cultures. To others (normally managers or employers), it is an inconvenient catchphrase being abused by those who shirk their workplace responsibilities. Which is the right interpretation? Actually, there is no right interpretation. But Work … Continue reading The Importance of Work Life Balance
When you first finished school and started your job search, the world was your oyster. So many meaningful jobs out there to pick and choose from. So many prestigious places to work at. So many great companies and agencies to work for. And so you picked one of them and started settling in. You learnt loads on the job, focusing your fresh and eager mind … Continue reading Pace Yourself in Your Career
Are you one of those who sigh when you receive a text from your boss over the weekend to prepare for a meeting first thing on Monday morning? Or groan at a new work assignment when you log in to check your email on an overseas holiday? The feeling sucks, doesn’t it? We may hate our boss for wrecking our time off, but eventually we’ll … Continue reading Owning Your Time
If you have worked for a few years and are thinking of changing jobs, you’ll probably have heard this oft-repeated advice: Don’t burn bridges. In other words, this means: Don’t do anything which may leave a bad taste in the mouth of your soon-to-be previous employer. For the most part, this piece of advice appears to make perfect sense. Here are some reasons why email … Continue reading Guest Article: Why it’s Okay to Burn Bridges
I am writing this on a Sunday, and for most for us that means that tomorrow is a work day. Except for a privileged few, work is something that is a daily reality – one that can either be looked forward to or dreaded. While there are several causes why a person may love or hate his or her work, today’s article will concentrate on the … Continue reading What makes a Good Boss?