I’ve calculated that the UK wastes half a billion hours a week on ‘meaningless’ work. So, what is the importance of values in the workplace?

An eye-opening, yet perhaps unsurprising poll by YouGov in 2015 found that 1/3 of British workers find their work unfulfilling, with only 50% of British workers finding their work ‘meaningful’ (37% found their work not meaningful and 13% were unsure).   I can’t help think that these figures represent a lot of hours of ‘meaningless’ work so I did...

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Three mistakes to avoid during a job search

I was at an international schools’ job fair in London a few years ago and noticed a disproportionately large queue of people vying for the opportunity to greet the director of a school in Bogotá, Colombia. If you are not familiar with job fair protocol, it is like a summer fair, except it’s indoors and conducted on a rainy January day. Schools...

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Relationships at work: dealing with conflict

No two people see the world in the same way, and so it is normal for conflict to arise. Our thinking and behaviour are based on a sum total of all our experiences and perceptions of those experiences, which are completely unique to us. The potential for conflict can often be worsened in a work environment because there is pressure to perform and...

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