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Fascinators in Flight!

I bet your mind boggled when you read the title of this blog. So ... what is a ‘fascinator’? Hmm, well, before you jump to any conclusions, the correct answer is ‘a headpiece - a style of millenary’. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to wear one at my brother’s wedding. The invitation read

A Generation of Difference

Generational differences aren’t new in the workplace. No, I am not talking about Grandma, Mum and daughter in the same workplace - I am talking about Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z. It is widely accepted that these generational differences are evident, and alive and well in the workplace. But perhaps we

Christmas Parties – oh dear!

There have been several recent articles written about the infamous Christmas Office Parties. All I can say is - BEWARE! I have seen my fair share of Christmas office parties and have seen some terrible acts of stupidity, drunkenness, infidelity - just to name a few. One particular office party, a male co worker got

The Bully Dogs in your office

We all share certain characteristics with our four-legged friends and certainly we do in the office. Let's explore the 'Bully Dog' in the office - this could mean either a type of dog, ie bull terrier, bulldog, bull mastiff to name a few, or it could mean the behaviour of the dog - bullying, dominant,

Are you a good boss?

I was reading with interest, the report that Adecco Group, in the USA, has put out, as a result of their survey  -  asking people what makes a good boss. They surveyed 1,000 people in America - employees and bosses to find out what makes a "best boss". What I found very interesting is that

NZ ranked 5th in world – closing the Gender Gap

Interesting reading of the "World Economic Forum's 2010 Global Gender Gap" report. New Zealand maintained its privileged position, ranked 5 out of 134 countries. The UK was ranked 15, USA 19 and Australia 23. New Zealand was ranked 5th behind Iceland who lead the way, then Norway, Finland and Sweden. Interesting that Scandanavia takes out

How to manage office romances

Well, the old 'office romance' is something that time and time again "just happens". First you have the 'looks', the 'smiles', the lingering glances and then conversation, a date and before you know it - it's a full-on office romance. This can happen when new staff start in the organisation or it can happen between

Build Better Teams – reduce depression

Occupational and Environmental Medicine*, published research findings which identified that if you have poor team spirit in your workplace, you could have more staff that are suffering depression as a consequence. 3,347 Finnish employees were surveyed, aged between 30 and 64. Each employee was asked how they felt about their working environment, including quality of

Sensory deprivation and Isolation

I just watched a documentary on the brain, sensory deprivation and isolation and I recommend you should watch it. The programme documents a controversial experiment that involved 6 volunteers, who would experience 48 hours of total sensory deprivation. Three volunteers were placed in small individual rooms with a bed, table and complete and utter darkness.

Battered by Chatter

We love to do it. Women do it better than men. Women don't understand why men don't do it like them. What am I talking about?.... Chatting!! We love to talk (well I do anyway), and we do it well. We share our feelings, emotions, ideas, frustrations and it makes us feel better. But how


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