open-plan office

The shock when we moved to an open-plan office

A long time ago I worked in the IT department of a large company. I thought I was lucky because in the year I was working there management decided that we moved from a...
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...
job

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 kind of work you do, and the value it creates...
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...
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...
human skills

Human skills will beat the robots

Are you afraid robots will steal your job? They might but that's okay! Let them do all the dirty, boring repetitive work. Grab the opportunity to develop your unique human skills and create your...
multitasking

Stop multitasking and start working smarter

Do you think you are a multitasker? You are not. Multitasking is a myth. Our brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously but switches tasks quickly. Costing more time, making more mistakes and draining energy....
nature-inspired offices

Build nature-inspired offices for your employees

Some companies think that their employees want to work in a place that resembles an indoor playground. They build large open-plan offices that are filled with fun stuff. But fun and work do not...
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...
time management

Ten things I will practice to use my time more wisely

Everyone agrees: time is valuable. More valuable than all the money or stuff you wil ever own. Yet, a lot of it is wasted. Being an entrepreneur, husband and father I never have time...

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