What are the perils of working from home? Many of us have dreamt of this moment. No commuting. You can work in your PJs. Watch daytime TV. Do a spot of gardening. Eat your lunch on the sofa. And still get all your work done. Yes… it should be heaven. Instead, your internet speed is … Continue reading Working From Home? WFH Is More A Case Of Warring Family Hell
How can you make sure you’re not overlooked for jobs and other opportunities if you want to keep working in your 60s and 70s? When Paul McCartney wrote “When I’m Sixty-Four” as a teenager, he probably thought he would be retired in his mid-to-late 60s. Instead he has continued to work well into his 70s … Continue reading Will They Still Want You, When You’re 64?
We offer a woman’s and a man’s-eye view of the Feast of Saint Valentine … You want how much for those flowers?! Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has become part of the global calendar and good luck ignoring it. Shopfronts are dining out on the day, while emails advertising spray tans with headlines … Continue reading What Do Women – And Men – Really Think Of Valentine’s Day?
Tomorrow happens to be ‘Fun at work’ day, so get in the mood with these 5 tips… Work struggles can be real. Whether it’s a toxic work environment, a terrible boss, an annoying colleague or menial, soul-destroying tasks, there are times when we find our vibe is far from flying high. How can you begin … Continue reading In Need Of Some Fun At Work? Try These 5 Things.
How can you avoid making a cultural faux-pas when it comes to this holiday season and others throughout the year? With the end of year and festive season rapidly approaching I am always mindful of the significance of religious holidays to different cultures. Continuing our discussion around cultural intelligence and working across cultures, I thought … Continue reading Avoiding a Cultural Festive Faux-Pas
Differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed in terms of core values, beliefs, norms and behaviour… In the previous articles, we began looking at CQ Knowledge which relates to your personal knowledge and understanding of other cultures. We introduced the idea that differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed in terms of core … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Managing Situations In Which Culture Can Influence The Outcomes
In the first of a series of articles, Tom Verghese introduces Cultural Intelligence (CQ), what it means and why it is so important in business today. Last year, one of my clients returned from a holiday to India. She expressed to me her dismay at the different entrance prices at various monuments and tourist site … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Understanding CQ