Why business should be part of a community

Valuing community is key to Corporate Social Responsibility and achievable by partnering with a charity or community group.  Choosing the right partner is important as there are huge benefits to both parties. What are the benefits to my business? In a recent UK survey, 82% said they would choose to buy from or work for … Continue reading Why business should be part of a community

Space – the final frontier

No, I am not taking you on a journey to explore strange new worlds. Instead, I am asking you to reflect on how you use your space – your offices, workshops, showrooms and storage areas. On average, our workspace is occupied for approximately 21% of the available time based on an average 8 hour working … Continue reading Space – the final frontier

Is Workplace Volunteering a benefit or a bind?

Next week is National Volunteering Week, so I thought it a good time to reflect on the positive reasons for having a workplace volunteering scheme.  I have been a volunteer in many different organisations in a variety of roles, and I can vouch for the positive benefits – a sense of contribution, meeting lovely people, … Continue reading Is Workplace Volunteering a benefit or a bind?

How are you really feeling?

We all have mental health, just like we have physical health.  Sometimes it is good, we feel happy, loved, valued and life is pretty good.  Sometimes it is poor – we feel depressed, isolated or worse. Life feels a mess – just like in the picture. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek), so … Continue reading How are you really feeling?

How being a lark or night owl could affect your productivity

What is it that makes people more productive in the workplace?  Often, having some sort of control over how and when they carry out their work can make an individual more engaged in what they are doing and how they are doing it. The norm for our working day is 8 hours, but many large … Continue reading How being a lark or night owl could affect your productivity