Work hacks: the secret to productive meetings

Another week, another productive internal stakeholder meeting out the way. I think. It’s getting harder to decide if I’m making any ground with people, or if I’m getting closer to being found out for talking b*llocks Nowadays I seem to drift between humouring peoples’ patronising ideas, and trying to figure out if they’re taking theContinue reading “Work hacks: the secret to productive meetings”

How to bounce back from a bad day at work

I got to work today and something I’d been working on failed. A lot. The bunch we’re writing for are tough – to say the least. It’s rightly so, as they’re really good at what they do and actually, they’re better at my job than I am. It’s a tricky situation to have to dealContinue reading “How to bounce back from a bad day at work”

5 reasons you should phone in to work sick

It’s not an easy decision, but just when is it okay to phone work and tell them you’re sick? Aside from just dreaming of a decision-free day, there’s inevitably going to be times you’re actually not well enough offer your highest possible contribution, which, let’s face it isn’t that high. And although it probably seemsContinue reading “5 reasons you should phone in to work sick”

How to manage your meetings well

Contributing less is contributing more. I mean, has anyone ever questioned meetings? Sure, plenty of people preach about having less meetings and being more productive, but have you ever really thought about what happens in a meeting? I was sat in a meeting this afternoon, twiddling my thumbs. Literally (and on  purpose). It was aContinue reading “How to manage your meetings well”

How to make great decisions

I hate Fridays. I can just about muster the enthusiasm to say hi to people every other day of the week, but Fridays are particularly bad – especially for avoiding making decisions. It’s not that I hate them, just that it’s difficult to get any work done with all the things that need to beContinue reading “How to make great decisions”