Karoshi – death through overwork

I’ve written previously about inemuri – the Japanese habit of sleeping at work due their culture of long hours and presenteeism.  What is even worse is “karoshi” – literally “death through overwork”.

Getting back to work – 4 rules to remember

A week after getting back to work the feeling for most of us is all too familiar – that our holiday is already becoming a distant memory. So how can you keep that post-holiday positivity for as long as possible?

Not working on holiday – a 6 step guide

If you’re sat round the pool on holiday, then one in six people will be answering work emails. If that’s you then you really need to read this six step guide to not working on holiday.

Working relationships – how to keep them healthy

Working relationships are very important. If you’re in full-time work then you’re likely to spend two to three times more time with people at work than you do with your partner. So why don’t people invest the same effort into working relationships?

Dealing with passive aggressive people

Passive aggressive people can be very frustrating to deal with. They say everything is “fine” or that “nothing’s the matter”, but everything they do tells you the opposite. So how do you recognise and deal with them?

5 ways to tackle stress at work

Stress at work is unavoidable – in fact some stress is necessary to prompt us to perform at our best. But when we’re stressed because we feel our work demands more from us than we can have to give then workplace stress becomes a real problem.

5 signs you’re in a toxic workplace

With the children back at school and the summer holiday just a happy memory it’s the time of year when we return to work, and settle in for what can seem like a long haul towards Christmas. But how can you tell if it’s just back to work blues or if something worse is going on at work?

The ABC of tackling procrastination

Procrastination, actively delaying or postponing the start or completion of a task, is something that most of will do at some point.  But why do we do it when it causes us so much trouble – and how do we stop it?