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Are We Doing Ourselves Any Favours With Our Use Of Mobile Technology?

Posted by on December 1st 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

In a recent article following a research report in the Journal of Management Reviews questions were asked about the use of mobile technology preventing psychological detachment from work. This article was co-written by Professor Ilke Inceoglu, from the University of Exeter Business School.

Psychological detachment from work during leisure time refers to a state in which people mentally disconnect from work and do not think about job-related issues when they are away from their job. Empirical research has shown that employees who experience more detachment from work during off-hours are more satisfied with their lives and experience fewer symptoms of psychological...

Thriving At Work - How Do We Improve The Mental Health & Financial Stability Of Our Organisations?

Posted by on October 31st 2017 in Blog Posts, Employment

Thriving At Work - How Do We Improve The Mental Health & Financial Stability Of Our Organisations?

Last week saw the release of the report “Thriving at work”,  The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health in the workplace. It came out with a great fanfare having been commissioned by the Prime Minister in January 2017.

The report’s authors have a vision that they believe is realistic within a 10 year time frame to ensure that employers create the right environment for employees with mental health who require support.

It is interesting that even in writing an article I am struggling to find the right terminology, and that is one of the areas we need to address as...

Feeling Pride in our City, as well as our County

Posted by on September 22nd 2016 in Blog Posts

Feeling Pride in our City, as well as our County

I’ve been focusing on organisational culture lately and whilst thinking about this article it made me also think about our culture as a City. Fresh on the heels of a local football Derby where the manager has made the (obvious, it certainly reflects our flag?) comment that “Devon is Green and White” (often chanted from the Devonport End), it is really interesting that culture is a mix of things to the people who live not only in Plymouth, but in Devon. At the football match last weekend, the Exeter fans claimed that Devon is Red & White... again, a close...

The Importance Of Social Interaction In The Workplace

Posted by on October 28th 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

The Importance Of Social Interaction In The Workplace

I recently tweeted an article from “Management Today” about business owners looking after themselves, and the fact that the health of the business owner is integral to the health of the business.

This article got me thinking, and as I spend every day looking at people management issues it is easy to spot people who have stopped looking after themselves, believing that the good of the business is more important than their own wellbeing, whether that is their own business or they are working for someone else. The article specifically referred to diet, rest and exercise, as you would...

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