The Times They Are A Changing

The Times They Are A Changing

Last month we suggested that you keep a log of all your day’s activities. Have you done this? The log that you kept during the last month will show you which problem needs to be solved. Now that you have pinpointed the correct problem, here are some initial tips to help you manage your time more effectively…

Time Is On My Side

Time Is On My Side

Effective time management isn’t complicated and the first step is as simple as keeping a log of all the day’s activities…

How To Talk The Talk

How To Talk The Talk

In our continued series on the business of interior design business consultant Paul Davis offers his top ten tips for public speaking, a necessary task more and more these days for designers…

Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Small and medium-sized practices are perhaps the most vulnerable to the ‘always on’ culture of overworking. Increasingly dependent on mobiles, Blackberrys, email and internet, it’s easy to get caught up on a treadmill of endless work tasks that diminish your time for leisure, friends and family. In the worst cases this leads to stress…

Promoting Good Staff Relations

Promoting Good Staff Relations

It goes without saying that good staff relations are essential to maintaining a happy and healthy workplace. Nevertheless, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development last year revealed that only 37 per cent of employees have confidence in their senior management team and 34 per cent trust their senior managers. Evidently there is plenty that managers can do to foster better staff relations…

On The Right Track

On The Right Track

Under 30s – also referred to as ‘Generation Y’ – see work very differently to their parents’ generation. Adapting to this is no mean feat for any manager, but Paul Davis has the scoop…

Disruptive Behaviour

Disruptive Behaviour

I’m currently having a problem with a member of my staff, Liam, who is a 32 year-old conveyance solicitor. On the whole his work is fine, but my one issue with him is that he can be disruptive during meetings…

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