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The challenges of feedback

I remember the first time I got feedback on a piece of writing at work – there was so much red ink on that sheet of A4 my initial thought was: ‘oh no, there’s so much wrong with it.’ At […]

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Step away from your inbox: why ‘always on’ isn’t always fun

On 1 January 2017, a law that gives workers the ‘right to disconnect’ from technology came into effect in France. Considering we find ourselves in what has been dubbed the ‘always on’ culture, this was a timely move. In fact, […]

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Are boredom and creativity an unlikely duo?

Boredom and creativity, an unlikely duo?

“And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself,” says Lady Dedlock in Charles Dickens’ novel, Bleak House. Lady Dedlock isn’t alone – that […]

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Is deep work another productivity fad? Photo by Allef Vinicius

Is deep work another productivity fad?

At first glance, deep work sounds like a productivity fad – the type that fits in with waking up early and standing desks. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. The term ‘deep work’ was coined by Cal […]

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People discussing gender equality in tech

Tech is the future but its culture is stuck in the past

Recent events at Uber suggest that the gender equality debate is still ongoing In case you haven’t noticed, Uber has been in the news lately – and not because it’s developed anything radically new in terms of tech, but because […]

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Does waking early and productivity equal success?

Waking up Early + Productivity = Success?

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” The concept of productivity and this underlying need to be productive throughout the day is not a new phenomenon – hello Calvinist work ethic. There has […]

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