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A blog about modern working

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ October 30, 2018

Surviving the toxic workplace

We talk often of good management, of ensuring a safe and pleasant workplace for our people. Of finding better ways to enthuse and engage the workforce. We talk about supporting our people, investing in them and in their development.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ October 23, 2018

Bad bosses can make us sick

They get in the way, slow us down, demand the unreasonable, expect the impossible, and take all the credit for our very best work. They don’t listen to us, preferring the sound their own voice.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ October 16, 2018

Tools for training your remote team

There aren't many things so closely linked to productivity, so essential and crucial, than training. In all our work, no matter what we do for a living, we need someone to show us how. That’s what it boils down to.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ October 9, 2018

Mindful management for our times

The 21st Century world of work is a demanding place. So much is expected of us. We’re expected to be more productive, work at a consistently high standard, in a more cost effective way and to ever tighter deadlines.

Celine Williams
By Celine Williams/ October 8, 2018

Forming, storming, norming and performing - An introduction to team development

When it comes to organisational behaviour, business leaders must master the art of successful team dynamics in order to drive high performance.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ October 2, 2018

How to communicate with clients, and why it matters

In any deal, and in every business, our clients are central to our work. After all, they’re why we’re here. We can’t do business without them. We need them and they need us.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ September 27, 2018

The loneliness of the long distance worker

I’m a freelancer. I work alone, at home, and rarely see or speak to anyone during my working day. The family comes home from work and school at 4pm, and I tend to finish work at that point. But from 7am when they leave the house, it’s just me, a keyboard and my radio.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ September 21, 2018

Keep on moving - Performance management in the modern world

Every year, regular as clockwork, it would come around. Arriving in the calendar like a black cloud, heavy with expectation but holding very little promise.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ September 17, 2018

Goal setting for the modern workforce

Every Sunday evening without fail, I sit down with my diary, a notebook and my phone. There’s usually my favourite fountain pen, some vinyl and a glass of Spanish wine involved too. And I plan. I decide on my goals for the coming week.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ September 11, 2018

There's no such thing as positive procrastination

It’s taken me a while to write this. I kept putting it off, kept finding better things to do. I’m good at procrastinating. Really good. If it was an olympic sport, I’d be Usain Bolt. Well, at least I would if I could ever get round to taking part. I even bought a book about procrastination once, but I still haven’t got round to reading it. Ok, I'll stop...