Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Many years ago, going to work filled me with dread. I became ill, taking sick leave to cope with severe anxiety and physical symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. The problem was workplace stress. The cause was my manager. I ended up leaving that job and haven’t experienced any such problems since. But sadly, workplace… Continue reading Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Training

Can a webinar really replace a workshop?

There has to be a better way. Many of us spend far too long travelling to and from work, whether it's the daily commute, or travelling to a meeting or event. It’s not the first time I’ve felt like this, and it certainly isn’t an issue unique to me. But stuck in heavy traffic returning… Continue reading Can a webinar really replace a workshop?

Civil Society, Politics

Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

  What a shambles. The government has released another tranche of papers on what to expect if there is no deal, but the shape of a final outcome is still no clearer. Yet it’s the biggest and most significant event in decades. Undoing almost 50 years of EU membership will affect almost every aspect of… Continue reading Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

Resolve conflict by concentrating on the interests, not the personalities

Very few people enjoy dealing with workplace conflict. But very few workplaces are entirely conflict free. Even in the best of organisations, people can disagree, fall out, or take a dislike to someone or something. So how do you, faced by two opposing views, stop people from locking horns? Whatever you may think about the… Continue reading Resolve conflict by concentrating on the interests, not the personalities