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Are you an employee and have you ever felt that after your manager has appreciated you it didn’t feel right, you didn’t feel like they meant it or it seemed like they didn’t care?

And maybe you are a manager, and you are aware that you need to show appreciation to your team, recognize good work, and give positive feedback. But did you ever feel like no matter what you do it doesn’t work — employees complain, seem not to respond, or are even sarcastic in response? Did you feel like giving up?

Yes, people desperately want to feel appreciated…


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Let’s start with a simple premise: mental health is a spectrum.

In the past few years, the importance of mental health issues has risen to greater prominence as people begin to understand that it isn’t simply labeling hospitalized conditions but rather a range of feelings that many of us deal with daily. Celebrities, mainstream media, and other outlets have highlighted the importance of mental health to us all. Knowing how to acknowledge and address mental health issues can be critical not just for your health but for your happiness and productivity.

2020 has been a challenging year and maintaining mental…


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In the past months, working from home has become a new reality for millions of people around the globe. Whether Covid 19 accelerated an inevitable trend or not, working from home is here to stay even after the immediate effects of the pandemic cool down over time.

Despite conventional wisdom telling us that remote working is an antidote for unproductive or bureaucratic days at the office, it can also make those problems worse. Ultimately working from home does not mean bringing your work practices into your home.

In this post, we will explore the different types of tools available to…


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With a large part of the workforce going remote, the theory that productivity will be boosted will be truly put to the test. As mentioned previously in this series, working from home is not just copying the work environment into your home.

Replicating office behavior can reverse many of the benefits of remote working, so in this post, we want to address a few key misconceptions about the home office to help you get the most out of this new reality.

Let’s start again with the facts. Working from home can be amazing- in fact, a PGI survey revealed 82%…


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The world has changed a lot in the past months. As the dust begins to settle and the reality kicks in, working from home will become a more normal part of our daily lives. Even if it’s still supplemented by typical office work, learning how to remote work is a key skill for post-crisis recovery.

A report by Buffer indicated that many people struggle with remote working due to issues like separation of work and relaxation, distractions around the house and keeping energy levels high throughout the day.


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The workforce going remote has become an undeniable fact of 2020 but in reality, isn’t a new concept. In fact, a recent BBC article showed a country like the Netherlands has had 14.7% of its workforce working partially remote in their jobs for many years. To add to that remote working at least once a week has grown over 100% since 2010 according to a Hubspot survey.

The new norm is here, but what does that mean for hiring without the luxury of first meeting someone in person, showing them where and how you work?

Let’s explore 5 simple ways…


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Working from home has its ups and its downs. Finding our individual paths to personal productivity can be something we all face now more than ever as the workforce goes remote. Are there days where you stare at your screen? Or just can’t seem to get anything done?

This is completely normal! The good news is that there are a number of techniques you can try to boost your productivity and find the balance that works for you. In this post, we’ll be running you through 4 techniques you can try out!

1. Pomodoro Technique

Perhaps one of the most well-known techniques, Pomodoro…


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Quotes like the one from Michael Jordan above need no introduction. For centuries, the world of sports and sports people have provided motivation to millions of people around the world. The perseverance and achievement unlocked when playing a sport is something that gives us positive spillover into all areas of our lives.


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Let’s start with a quote from Francesca Gino in Harvard Business School which really encapsulates the theme behind this post and our post on introversion:

“Team leaders who are extroverted can be highly effective leaders when the members of their team are dutiful followers looking for guidance from above. Extroverts bring the vision, assertiveness, energy, and networks necessary to give them direction. By contrast, when team members are proactive — and take the initiative to introduce changes, champion new visions, and promote better strategies — it is introverted leaders who have the advantage”

This quote perfectly highlights the need for…


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Let’s start with a quote from Francesca Gino in Harvard Business School which really encapsulates the theme behind this post and our post on extraversion:

“Team leaders who are extroverted can be highly effective leaders when the members of their team are dutiful followers looking for guidance from above. Extroverts bring the vision, assertiveness, energy, and networks necessary to give them direction. By contrast, when team members are proactive — and take the initiative to introduce changes, champion new visions, and promote better strategies — it is introverted leaders who have the advantage”

This quote perfectly highlights the need for…

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