Michael Fearne is an expert LEGO® Serious Play®. Yes, you read that correctly. Fearne said Lego is the key to productive business meetings.
We've seen our fair share of strange interview questions, but this week's KIQ is one of the more unusual ones we've come across. It is a question that global telecommunications network equipment provider CEO Gary Smith likes to ask.
Switching careers can be daunting for many reasons, but some people are afraid to do it because they have already invested so much in their current career. This is called the "Job Investment Trap", and you shouldn't let it get it in your way.
Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs.
Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes and even depression. This has led to a surge in media stories on the risks of sitting, even for people who do a lot of exercise.
But is sitting really that bad? Let's find out.
If you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk. This feeling of homelessness is an increasing issue in society more broadly – and in the workplace, employees’ well-being is traded in for the company’s bottom line.
The nature of work in the gig economy - where workers have to support themselves and take on the risk associated with the job - undermines some of our fundamental human needs and can create a significant amount of mental stress. So what should you do to prevent the stress from getting to you? Let's find out.
Job interviews can be awkward, especially with open-ended questions like, "So, tell me about yourself." Where do you start? What do they want to know? Don't panic, just follow the present-past-future formula, The Muse suggests.