In September last year I began a course in psychotherapy and counselling at Regents University. Aside from driving my friends mad with psychoanalytic readings of every small event in my life, more and more the programme has begun to make me re-think work and our relationship to it. It seems that the workplace, in the ‘family’ we exist in from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, under pressure and with numerous complex relationships to negotiate, is a site of enormous psychological tension.
Conflict at work is inevitable. With the heady blend of personalities, goals and stresses that come with the modern workplace, frustrations are bound to mount from time to time. So, you may not be able to avoid conflict, but when it does flare up what is the best way to manage it?Read More
A strategically sound, targeted and measurable marketing plan is key to marketing (and therefore business) success. Personally, I love researching, creating and developing marketing plans with Make Happy’s clients. However, getting the plan down on paper is just the beginning. The next step is to actually see it through.Read More
As the media keep reminding us, we are working longer hours than ever before. The average Briton now works 44 hours per week, with many people working significantly more than this. Indeed, for a lot of people, long working hours are a badge of pride, demonstrating dedication and commitment. However, could long hours spent slaving away over a hot computer screen be dampening your creativity?Read More