In this week’s post, I wanted to address a topic that our cousins across the Atlantic have pretty well put to bed, but in Europe and Asia, remains a tricky and sensitive subject: remote working. Wherever you chose to work right now, at some point in the near future, ALL roles and tasks delivered by… Continue reading 4 reasons bosses are struggling to accept remote working
I was recently sat next to someone in an office and I inadvertently observed a conference call they were hosting. It made me cringe – clearly some people were late, or didn’t even arrive on the call, others seemed to be talking over their colleagues, and from my line of sight, it was clear that… Continue reading Have we forgotten our manners at work?
I recently read yet another excellent post from the fabulous folks over at Userlike. Whilst they are often focused on the customer, this time they focused on the team serving the customer. You can read their post here, but in essence, it’s some sound advice on avoiding burn out within your customer facing teams. And… Continue reading Employer’s responsibility for mental health at work
As it’s been 4 months since I started my new life in Portugal, I thought it would be fun to write a short series of posts to share how, as a foreigner, it feels to experience Portuguese service and culture. In the first of this series,“Process before customer”, I’ll focus on some of the actual… Continue reading CX Portugal 1: Process before customer
As we head into summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!) and the pace adjusts slightly, hopefully giving us a little time to reflect, develop and plan, I wanted to share two posts that relate to HOW we achieve our goals and WHAT we can and should expect from those around us in the process. … Continue reading Three people (dis)engagement behaviours to watch out for
As we head into summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!) and the pace eases slightly, hopefully giving us a little time to reflect, develop and plan, I wanted to share two posts that relate to HOW we achieve our goals and WHAT we can and should expect from those around us in the process. Both… Continue reading A different perspective on the real value of employee tenure
One of the most important aspects of work culture that any line manager or leader needs to nurture is a strong sense of team spirit. Open and honest communication, a collective set of goals, a great work environment and the right mix of skills and personality will help you create the ultimate team. So once… Continue reading Telltale signs of genuine team spirit