work life balance

Managing work-life creep

Fun fact. The notion of ‘work life balance’ was first proposed by a renegade called Robert Owen. Can you guess when? 1817. Owen’s famous phrase was “8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest” neatly dividing the day into work time, play time and rest time. While the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says […]

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Beyond 9-5. Thriving in a modern work environment

In a dynamic and fast paced business environment organisations need team members who embody the qualities of flexibility, adaptability and creativity.  These people are willing to bring along their existing networks, put their personal stamp on their role and take ownership of their space.  They will take calculated risks for the betterment of the organisation and value a good outcome

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Curing Monday-itis

Any moment now three small people are just about to bust through my front door. The school teachers are done for the day, the bus has made it’s delivery and the complaints department has opened. I’m home. I love Mondays, now I have my fancy schmancy office I no longer have to work at home.

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What makes you happy? Do that

January is a tricky month. It’s the month of juggling work and kids not to mention coping with fluctuating levels of energy. Not to mention days when you’d much rather be sleeping than getting back to reality. And then there’s mum guilt. Last big holidays I declared myself the ‘worst mum in the world’ without

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