I have a prediction that thanks to President Trump #meditation is going to surge in #america in the coming weeks to manage stress levels. Just like the election result, it'll take you a little time to wrap your head around it as #illustrated by the wonderful @gemmacorrell. Companies would do well to get #yoga and #meditation classes added to their wellbeing programmes if they're not on them already! Happy (surreal) Friday everyone!
Is this reminiscent of your #friday so far? This is exactly when #flexibleworking comes into its own. If you can't find your #flow when you're working on an independent task, you should have the #autonomy to bank the hours, down tools and take yourself off somewhere to stimulate your brain, clear your head, get some fresh air, whatever you need. Just #escapeyourdesk Believe it or not, your brain continues to work on the problem in the background even when you're not directly focusing on it. Better to take a break and come back to it later in the day or tag the hours onto another day in the week when you're on a roll than try to style it out and sit behind a desk achieving nothing for 8 hours. #pointless Illustration credit to the fantastic Beth Evans @bethdrawsthings
I guess it's too late to stop #inaugurationday from happening tomorrow. A few words of wisdom from me to #donaldtrump courtesy of this image posted by @reallifelines "Don't be a prick" President Trump! 🌵 Credit to @blooming_cat for the cute crochet cactus.
#feelingit I'd love to do a #workplace#poll to get some stats on the number of attendees leaving a meeting with the sentiment of "that's an hour of my time I'll never get back" versus "that was time well spent" 3 tips for doing #meetings differently: 1. Don't plan your meetings for 30 or 60 minutes because that's your calendar default. Surprise people and finish your meetings early. Getting time back in your day that you weren't expecting is like a gift and people will thank you for it. 2. Mix things up, plan for shorter meetings, don't schedule them to start on the hour. What's wrong with starting a meeting at 12 mins past the hour that lasts for 8 minutes? 3. Break free from the confines of only having meetings sitting down. Wherever possible turn two person meetings into walking meetings. It gets you out of the office and the little exercise burst and hit of fresh air helps get your creative juices flowing. Photo credit shout out goes to @whatscottwear for capturing what we're all thinking.
#reboot Sometimes you need a little extra help on #Mondays A #hammock is just what every office needs to encourage a #culture or power napping. 20-30 minute naps have been shown to boost productivity, improve decision-making, lower stress and enhance creativity. #worksmarter Photo credit shout out to @roamcoliving
Sometimes an opportunity can be right but the timing is a little off. Finding a culture where you fit doesn't mean you can never leave for fear of not being able to come back. The worst thing a manager can do is encourage an employee to stay for the benefit of the company but to the detriment of the growth of the individual. There's a growing trend in 'boomerang employees' where companies are much more open to rehiring past employees. If a development opportunity doesn't exist 'right now' within the organisation that you're in, you don't have to curb your aspirations and wait it out. Great workplace cultures will see the value in your relationship and welcome you back with open arms when the opportunity is right for both of you.
#depresso I got asked the other day by @tomkashul "What would we do without coffee?" I couldn't contemplate it at the time but I think this answers it! Photo credit shout out to @simply_coffee for offering up such a brilliant answer.
With the tiniest amount of #snow hitting #london over the last 24 hours it's got me #daydreaming about real log fires, this one would do nicely. I'd take the house too if the owners were feeling generous! Photo credit shout out to @mittlillehjerte
Who wouldn't love one of these #workspaces in their back garden? So the #snow forecast for #London hasn't amounted to much more than a sprinkling but it seems to be enough to end the week a bit like we started with a bit more #travelchaos Roll on the weekend! Photo credit shout out to @designboom
#tbt This car is such a flashback. I was always very jealous of the life of the person driving it in #movies until I worked out that most of them were about to come to a grizzly end as they'd just bought a haunted house or were about to be kidnapped! Is anyone else with me on this, was this the family car that always gets cast in those movies?* Hollywood casting directors the #goldenglobes are over for another year, you should have time help me out with confirmation on this one? *Still love it though, I'm a sucker for wood panelling! Photo credit shout out to @theadventuresland
#escapeyourdesk Anyone feeling like they'd like to be here right about now? It's hump day people, we're halfway to Friday. Phot credit shout out to @anggapermadi and a thanks to @visualscollective for the share