open plan offices

This is one of the first open plan offices and it is brilliant

Personally, I don't believe in open plan offices. People need to be able focus to work and deliver good quality. But did you know that one of the first open plan offices was built...
confuse movement with progress

Don’t confuse movement with progress

How many things did you do today that really helped you to make progress? We spend too much time glued to our smartphones. As hamsters running on a wheel. Busy, but not really going...
technological distractions

Technological distractions and a pint of beer

Imagine Einstein having a smartphone. He would not get any work done. Or Rembrandt constantly making selfies on Instagram. Would The Night Watch ever be finished? The irony is that the technology that has...
open-plan office

The skill to work in an open-plan office

Our office spaces have changed dramatically over the past few decades. They have gone from more formal looking separate offices - with an actual door you can close - to places that resemble our...
the story of the old carpenter

The story of the old carpenter

When I ask somebody at the office "Hey man, how are you?” I often get the answer “Very busy!” For a while now I stopped replying with “Oh, good!” Instead I say “I am...
to be successful

To be successful you need these five things

We all want to do something we love and be successful. How do we become successful? Some people say that 10,000 hours of practice can make you a master in any field. But research...
state of flow

Get into a state of flow and do some great work

Flow is the state in which we are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The state of flow is perfect for doing focused work. In this blog I will...
whispering dishes

Whispering dishes reminded me not to shout

Whispering is more powerful than shouting. Shout and your message will be lost. When the transmitter and receiver are focused, even the softest messages will be heard. How can we apply the principles of...
efficient

Stop being efficient and start to be human

Many employees still consider themselves to be machines. 130 years later Frederick Taylor’s 'scientific management' curse still haunts us. Through technological advancements we have now even been able to create Taylor’s perfect employee: the...
being a specialist

This is why you should love being a specialist

Wouldn’t you like to make a living being a specialist? To immerse yourself in something, take your customers by the hand and give them the ‘specialist experience’? A visit to a British tea room...

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Why having the right job is important for you and society

Having a job is important for your wellbeing. But did you know that having the right kind of job is even more important? The...