Motivation

Sabbaticals today

Sabbaticals have risen in popularity recent years, fuelled in part by tech companies searching for new perks to attract and retain staff.  We were curious – how many companies actually offer Sabbaticals? So, we recently asked our LinkedIn and Twitter followers “Does your organisation formally offer the chance for people to…

‘From me to you’

We’re big fans of the ‘From Me To You’ charity, which orchestrates volunteers to write letters to people suffering from cancer in hospital. https://www.frommetoyouletters.co.uk Their volunteers also support the charity through fund raising activities.  In lockdown, Liz had, like so many of us, taken up the Couch to 5k challenge…

It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth…

Networking and butter fish curry

The Vltava river, Karluv bridge, Staromestske sq, Malostranske sq, Astronomical clock and Prazsky castle, all reasons enough to visit the Czech capital, Prague. But when I discovered the annual European Facilities Management Conference (EFMC) was being held in the city this year, I thought of a better reason to make…

What is the shortest word in the English language containing the letters ABCDEF?

The answer: FEEDBACK Feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication in any relationship, in the workplace or otherwise and it can build or lose trust quickly. As feedback is about clear communication, it’s also a reflection of your company culture. I’ve had a number of conversations recently…

I assume you know what I mean…….

Let’s face it; we all have a tendency to make assumptions from time to time, about people and about situations. Our assumptions come from all sorts of things – our experiences, other people’s experiences, the media, current jokes, hearsay, even films and books. Let me share a couple of personal…

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