Thoughts

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

The best and worst of workplace benefits

Beanbags and beer, fancy coffee and team retreats. Are all these benefits/ perks necessary, are they actually useful?…

Michael Metcalf

Does the 4-day work week really work?

There’s nothing quite like taking a Friday off work. Some companies are even starting to experiment with shorter working weeks in a bid to improve productivity…

Michael Metcalf

How to reduce sickness absence in your business

Sickness absence is an unfortunate fact of business life - projects have to get shelved, other employees have to take up the extra work, and calendars are jumbled up while everything gets shuffled around.…

Michael Metcalf

Why we all need more sleep - and how to get it

We know that keeping a healthy balance between work and life is critical for every member of a modern business. But not everybody’s got the message, especially when it comes to the most important rest of all - sleep.…

Michael Metcalf

What makes a truly ethical company?

Is it possible to make money and do good? We think it is. A quick look at some ideas behind ethical business models, and the steps we can take in the right direction.…

Michael Metcalf

How to Promote Better Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health, and its relationship with our working lives, is becoming more of an acceptable topic of discussion for people round the country, and rightly so.…

Michael Metcalf

Is it better to take relaxed or adventurous holidays?

If you’re yet to book a break this year, have you considered whether you want excitement or calm? And if you have booked already, is the entire thing planned out? Or are you keeping it casual?…

Michael Metcalf