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“Bring your lunch!” chirp bloggers giving advice to those who wish to save money. “Cook a stew on Sunday night and it will feed you at work all week long!” “Pack up leftovers from the night before!” This advice isn’t wrong; a little planning and a little flexibility can definitely help your food budget, particularly if you are surrounded by spendy lunch options. But there are other reasons why people go out for lunch, among them the time outside, workplace camaraderie, lack of interest in cooking, the phrase “sad desk lunch”, and the need to indulge oneself.
Escaping your bubble and ditching your comfort zone can help you find what you’re really passionate about in life, but it can also make you realise you really do love what you’re doing already.
Employees want more feedback. Gen Y employees in particular, want constant feedback. Managers however are often reluctant to give feedback if they fear that what starts as a rational conversation may degenerate into an emotional one. Even managers trained in coaching have admitted to being reluctant to tackle employees seen as abrasive or aggressive.
As you know, women are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) fields — and many are leaving the profession in droves. Part of the problem: the alienating and clueless things said to female scientists, mathematicians and engineers by their colleagues.