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Open plan is closing people off

Open plan is meant to improve productivity and efficiency. Cost-obsessed employers seem oblivious to what people really think about working this way, and the damage to morale and productivity.

The research is showing that removing walls may take down some of the barriers, but it also increases some of the problems it is meant to fix.

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A New Slant On Difficult Behaviour

A New Slant on Difficult Behaviour

If you have to deal with a difficult person regularly you’ll know that it can be a pain. It may be a minor irritant, but at its worst, persistent difficult behaviour can force you to leave your job and/or make you ill.

Believe it or not, there’s a good side. Here’s why I think that is.

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Workplace dispute resolution

The media love to remind us of the ubiquity of conflict. Stories of war, high-profile divorce, religious clashes, strikes and workplace disputes are some, and popular entertainment carries the theme into our daily lives. Conflict sells, and without it the soaps, and other TV and radio drama, would become anaemic, their storylines reduced to pale […]

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A response to bullying?

I have been getting a lot of enquiries via my website for ideas on how to tackle bullying, so I’ve produced a Quick Reference Guide you can download for a few pence. Some of the questions I’ve received relate to people who think they are being bullied (it’s not always easy to be sure), and […]

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When Couples Argue Constantly – Tackle Difficulty, Not ‘Fix’ Difference

couples argue constantly

Have you noticed how arguments often develop a life of their own?

Quite apart from the messy interpersonal stuff like feelings and judgements, there’s the question of understanding HOW to argue.

For example, the difficulty (tension, disagreement, argument), can be resolved quickly, as long as you can learn to coexist with the differences between you.

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Skype coaching and therapy

skype therapy and coaching

Distance need not be an obstacle to getting guidance and support. Many of my clients choose to use Skype or the ‘phone for, coaching, brief therapy and even training.

It’s convenient, and there’s no waiting! A Skype session is simple to schedule, easy to access and you can do it from the comfort of your home or office.

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