Thoughts

You don’t need to take your phone on holiday with you

You survived for years without a smartphone before they were invented, didn’t you? What's another week or two? Using up those precious annual leave days to go on holiday is one of the rare times you get to escape real life.…

Michael Metcalf

Why we should use our alter ego to beat challenges at work

What if the person we play at work is our Clark Kent? Are we leaving Superman at home when we could be performing to our heroic capabilities much better?…

Michael Metcalf

How to manage an extrovert-friendly business

Businesses that cater for the social animals as well as the reserved thinkers will end up with much better team cohesion, productivity and creativity. Why not say hello to your introverted colleagues today and see what happens?…

Michael Metcalf

How to run an introvert-friendly business

Understanding how businesses can cater for more introverted souls can not only improve their wellbeing, but increase team cohesion, communication effectiveness, and productivity.…

Michael Metcalf

The paperless office: how going paper-free can change your life

We wouldn’t advocate everything in life be constrained to a screen, but we do believe in the freedom that going paperless brings to an enjoyable, efficient office life.…

Michael Metcalf

Should you bring your 'true self' to work? And what does that really mean?

Making an effort to fit in is often a necessity in the workplace. But is this act really necessary? Is it better for people to be truly themselves at work, instead of putting on a metaphorical mask to fit in?…

Michael Metcalf

Arbejdsglæde: the Danish concept of happiness at work

Knowing that you’re making a positive impact in the lives of your coworkers, community and society at large is going to give you the drive to put in more effort each day. It’s the difference between putting in the bare minimum and going all-out to solve difficult problems and create value.…

Michael Metcalf

Is it okay to swear in the workplace?

The science behind swearing: sprinkling some salty language in a job interview probably won’t do you any favours, but if it’s during after-work drinks with the team, the boss likely won’t mind hearing a few fruitful adjectives.…

Michael Metcalf

Alternatives to the fixed office: the best places to work from

Are fancy offices masking poor culture, what's the deal with office dogs and 'agile desking'. What do we need to consider when freeing folks from the shackles of a fixed desk? Where should they work instead?…

Michael Metcalf