Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Boss?

    Bully bosses lurk around the office. They feel they have to make themselves look better by putting down members of their team. They don't welcome new ideas. In fact, they are so destabilized by change they reject every new idea as not viable, claim they already thought of it, or they criticize both you and your idea. The bottom line is that bully bosses feel threatened by your creativity because they assign themselves to the only role that allows for idea generation. So, if they didn't come up with the idea they seek to destroy it altogether.

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  • 4 Things You Should Never Do on a Company Computer

    The typical office employee will spend up to 45 hours per week at their desk. Sometimes even longer. And because our modern offices are all networked and accessible, a lot of those hours will be spent using a company computer. Many modern companies will, in fact, provide laptops and tablets that can be taken out of the office so their employees can continue to work from home. And that's when things can start to go wrong. Continue reading

  • Depression, Anxiety and Working from Home

    Depression in the workplace is more prevalent than ever before. Statistics show that 1 in 5 people will experience mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, at some point in their career. In some professions that number can be as high as 1 in 3. The statistics for work-from-home freelancers, however, are not as clearly documented. What is known is that more and more self-employed people who work from their own homes are prone to feelings of isolation and loneliness, two factors that can indeed cause depression, and if left untreated, can lead to anxiety attacks. It's alarming then when we learn that a surprisingly low number of freelancers and work-from-homers actually seek out medical help.

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