Holidays and happiness

Back at work and feeling blue? Don’t be discouraged - research shows that the effects of your holiday may have had more long-term benefits than you might think. We all know that taking a break is good for our mental health and our productivity. But could travel have long-lasting [...]

2020-02-24T12:18:44+13:00January 31st, 2020|

Wellbeing and remote working

Remote work and “virtual” teams are becoming common particularly for knowledge work. A third of New Zealanders reported having worked from home in 2018, according to Statistics New Zealand, and this proportion was higher in those in their mid-career and with children.[1] Remote work offers a number of advantages [...]

2020-03-18T09:50:59+13:00January 31st, 2020|

Reducing digital overload

The advantages of being able to work flexibly, contactable at any location and to respond quickly to urgent requests make smartphones and other portable devices invaluable in our working lives. Feeling unable to switch them off, even while we sleep, being distracted by incoming messages when we need our [...]

2020-02-24T12:32:56+13:00September 27th, 2019|

Breaking the busy habit

Too much to do Not enough time Feeling frantic/overwhelmed Feeling I’m not doing anything properly How many of these comments resonate with you? It’s a dilemma that we are hearing more often, and it seems, more intensely. Many people have described to us how the dilemma of having [...]

2020-06-17T12:05:27+12:00September 25th, 2019|