Prioritising and Time Management

Prioritising and time 

 

“Those who make the worst of their time most complain about its shortness.” – La Bruyere

 

There must be plenty of research into how our lives have changed, and the effects of the speed at which we live our lives in today’s world. Daily life is full of hassles, and stress has become the modern way of life; most of us even think it’s the normal way to get things done. Continue reading

Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the Workplace

It is well recognised that stress at work is a huge problem in today’s world. Any stress can reduce employee well-being and excessive or sustained work pressure can lead to stress. Occupational stress poses a risk to most organisations and compensation payments for stress are increasing. It is important to meet the challenge by dealing with excessive and long-term causes of stress from both the Employer and the individual staff perspective. Continue reading

7 Steps to Facilitating Change

7 Steps to Facilitating Change

 

There continues to be fundamental and seismic changes in today’s organisations in all sectors. The change factors in today’s world are at times bewildering in their pace and momentum; external changes include economic crises, globalisation leading to increased competition, changing legislation, and ever changing technology. Within organisations the impact shows itself through downsizing and restructuring, change of business direction, power changes of influence within the organisation, and quite often a sustained lack of clarity for operational people in what their job actually is.

Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development

In our journey through life from birth to old age we engage constantly in different learning experiences that equip us to look after ourselves, and to engage effectively in society

Continuous professional development (CPD) is the conscious updating of professional knowledge and the improvement of personal competence throughout your working life. Conscious implies that CPD is a state of mind, more than a set of rules; it is a commitment to keeping up to date and continuously seeking to improve with the changing circumstances. Its fair to say at the same time that not all our learning is conscious or intentional! We can also engage in learning unknowingly or through painful experiences when things have gone wrong. Continue reading

Supervision Skills

Supervision Skills

The definition of Supervision is “management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group”.

The roots of what we have come to know as supervision lie in areas like the development of social work and casework, and other professional areas like psychotherapy or occupational therapy. As a practising Coach, I am required to have coaching supervision as part of my practice, and from its original context in professions like social work, it has become a requirement in a number of medical professions, and in the voluntary sector. Continue reading

HR Practice

HR Practice

This section is intended to provide some insight on approaches to development of teams and individuals in areas like supervision skills, appraisal or performance review, and continuous professional development (CPD).

Also, take a look at the section on working with teams and groups, which has articles on Action Learning sets and group theory.

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