Clockwise : suggestions for managing your time

Plan ahead (with contingency) Whatever works for you – personal JIRA, Trello, stacked sticky notes, dead tree notebook Stay focussed Specify windows to check your email (e.g. first thing in AM and after lunch) and ignore emails until that window Rather than letting new tasks distract you, write them down, then continue on your current … More Clockwise : suggestions for managing your time

The importance of language: acknowledgements 

There’s a few little things that sneak in to conversations and emails that you probably don’t realise you’re doing, until someone points them out to you. No problem VS You’re welcome Darlene Price has a great list of phrases you should never say at work. One that really stuck with me was replying to “thanks”, … More The importance of language: acknowledgements 

Take your laptop home

The modern workplace demands flexibility. Sometimes to accommodate work, because international companies need to work to international timezones. Sometimes to accommodate life. Don’t discount good staff because they have childcare duties, or other demands on their non-work time. 9 to 5 isn’t the only way, so long as people do the work and are involved … More Take your laptop home