Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

digital productivity

My Top Digital Productivity Tools

Dec 19, 2019
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Technology, when used effectively and efficiently can help us maximise our productivity and boost our performance. When we’re not in control of technology and it dictates and punctuates our day by hijacking our attention, it can put a dent in our productivity.  So how do we leverage the benefits technology offers us so we can […]

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So you want to unplug this Christmas?

Dec 15, 2019
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Many of us dream about closing the lid on our laptop, turning on our auto-responder, slipping on our boardies or bikini and strolling into summer holidays to take a break from our devices. Some of us dream of WiFi-free locations, or Christmas Day spent free from our kids’ techno-tantrums (we can dream, right?).  Taking a […]

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Simple ways to minimise distractions in your open plan office

Dec 12, 2019
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Many contemporary offices have adopted open plan office designs. These layouts can be a hotbed of disruptions and frustrations which impact on your productivity and wellbeing too. Research is now showing that open formats can result in a decline in productivity and don’t deliver on the promise to support collaboration. However, we’re unlikely to see […]

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The hidden costs of late night emails

Dec 5, 2019
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Many of us spend our evenings ploughing through our inboxes. We trawl through our inboxes (with a glass of wine, or a cuppa in hand) trying to respond to the multitude of emails that have accumulated during our workday (or maybe they’re just the ones that have snuck in between when you shut down your […]

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The surprising benefit of flexible working arrangements

Nov 28, 2019
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Many workplaces now offer flexible work arrangements for employees.  There are a raft of benefits for both employees and employers, from increased productivity and creativity, improved retention rates, reduced absenteeism, better talent attraction and enhanced staff wellbeing. However, there’s an overlooked benefit for both employees and employers and that is the ability for employees to […]

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Is Slack Making You Slack?

Sep 27, 2019
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Like many businesses today I use Slack on a daily basis and so does my virtual team. Slack has become a digital replica of our water cooler, it’s become the photocopy room and conference room, and it’s also by proxy a lunchroom where we share our personal updates. You may not use Slack but there […]

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The problem with social scrolling at work – and it’s not what you think

Aug 29, 2019
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Have you ever noticed you reach for your smartphone and start scrolling through LinkedIn, (or social media apps, or news websites) when you hit a ‘stuck point’ on a challenging task at work?  Some professionals are calling social media the 21st Century cigarette break. So why do we succumb to the social scroll (and other […]

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