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Why its OK to feel anxious about a return to the office

Why its OK to feel anxious about a return to the office

    A close run thing In August 2020 despite a surge in COVID infections the UK government, desperate to revive restaurants, public transport and coffee shops started a campaign to persuade workers to return to the office.  This was very quickly dropped when...

6 changes to increase remote work productivity

6 changes to increase remote work productivity

    Adapt your processes to remote work and document them The first step to increasing remote work productivity is to understand how you're going to work. This is time consuming and an initial overhead but it will streamline inefficient processes that you’ve...

4 ways to get a virtual video conference facelift

4 ways to get a virtual video conference facelift

It's as if we all were used to having mirrors strapped to our heads Video conferencing can be a bit of an unnerving experience.  It’s OK for the politicians, personalities and journalists we’ve all seen during COVID-19 lockdowns.  They’ll have invested significant...

11 top tips on the best way to pass a remote interview

11 top tips on the best way to pass a remote interview

    Being interviewed remotely is likely to become the norm With so much office work being carried out remotely during the pandemic and the very high likelihood that this will continue into the future, being interviewed remotely could well become the norm, so it’s...

13 ways to run better meetings

13 ways to run better meetings

  20% of people admit to falling asleep at meetings In a recent survey of over 2,000 people, 20% admitted to having fallen asleep at a meeting, with men apparently slightly more likely to nod off than women. When you consider that middle managers spend around 35%...

6 life threatening non-functional requirements everyone forgets

6 life threatening non-functional requirements everyone forgets

  If you’re looking to buy something and you don’t know what you want, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll get something you don’t want. That’s why it’s so important to know what you want before talking to a supplier. However there is a class of requirements...

8 ways of preventing project failures

8 ways of preventing project failures

  We all experience project failures.  It's part of the learning process that turns promising project managers into very good ones.  But here's a chance to get ahead of the curve!  8 actions that you can take to minimise the chance of failure.   1. Don't...

How remote working can drive a massive boost in productivity

How remote working can drive a massive boost in productivity

  Remote Working boosts productivity for office-based work All of the indications are that remote working boosts productivity for office-based work. One recent US study of 30,000 workers indicated a massive 47% increase in productivity another smaller study with...

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Remote Job

Top Tips On How To Find A Good Remote Job

    Working remotely has become far more mainstream in the last few years With the COVID-19 pandemic in full flow the numbers of people working remotely has mushroomed.  The pandemic has demonstrated to many employers that remote work is not only viable but offers the...

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