February 1, 2023 / Reading time: ~9 minutes
Some anecdotal tips for managing a busy workload, adopted over years of trial and error whilst aiming for work/life balance. With any luck, one or two of them can help you too...
April 26, 2022 / Reading time: ~7 minutes
Whilst the debate between unlimited and 'use it or lose it' holiday policies rages on, I had a think about how we handle things at Octopus.
March 29, 2022 / Reading time: ~5 minutes
If we were failing people not taking the traditional route, what could I offer my team to encourage progression absent management?
September 14, 2021 / Reading time: ~9 minutes
What if there was also a tangible benefit to this coming together of extraordinary circumstances? What if it could be just as liberating for companies as those that work in them?
September 29, 2020 / Reading time: ~18 minutes
It’s not just a slick design on top of everything you’ve seen and used before in other tools, it’s a chance to take a step back and evaluate your whole process.
July 31, 2020 / Reading time: ~9 minutes
One of the big motivations was making sure that all of the great energy people brought to our workplace was directed in the best way possible, and in a way that kept people curious and challenged.
June 23, 2020 / Reading time: ~11 minutes
We’re experiencing remote working that we didn’t ask for. That changes a teams mindset, and as managers we need to work hard to help.