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Do’s & don’ts around hybrid working




Don’t work harder, but smarter

Now that we are (almost) all working from home, there is no longer a clear boundary between our workday and our private time, and we may be lacking structure in our lives. Not only do we lack structure, we also miss connection. And our mental balance is out of kilter. And yet, with a few…

Is working from home here to stay?

One thing is certain: we’re not going back to how things used to be! Companies that regarded the past year’s working from home as a “necessary evil” and only “allowed” it because it was mandated by the government will see much of their talent leave if they ever open their doors again. We have entered…

Why you eat less healthy when you’re stressed?

You have a knot in your stomach or you have to go to the toilet. You can’t swallow a bite or you have an extraordinary craving for chocolate or chips. The effect of stress on your digestive system and your nutritional habits is very personal. But the fact that there is an effect is universal. It’s easy to get digestive problems during…

5 steps to switch off your work stress at home

People who have a clear division between their working life and their private life seem to be better protected against stress. It is key to look after your work-life-balance. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to take on a 9-to-5-job. You can only find a balance between your personal life and work if you are not constantly…

No more sitting down: tips for company leaders

Sit down on your chair and keep on working. That’s what we are taught at school from early on. However, recent research has proved that all that sitting down isn’t good for us. It’s bad for our health but also for our concentration. When you sit down for too long, your ‘bodywork’ starts to block. When you sit, your…

Are you more susceptible to burnout?

Some people are more susceptible to burnout than others. In practice, it is noteworthy that there are certain work attitudes that are more common among people who suffer from stress. If you recognize yourself in one of the profiles below, be extra vigilant: Your job is your life. You equate your job with your identity (‘I am who I am because…

Transform your working space into a focus zone

It’s true that it’s a challenge to focus in an open-plan office. But don’t be fooled. The reason why you think you used to be able to focus better in your isolated office, was probably because of you and your capacity to focus, rather than the space you were working in. Moving everyone into their own offices…

Stop multitasking!

Googling four things at a time, answering an email while you’re on the phone. In the middle of writing that report trying to catch up on the most important topics of the news. It’s not a secret that all of us multitask all the time. But do we know why we do it? And how…

Mindfulness: the SLOW principle

Mindfulness is the mental variant of a start-to-run training. Just like you train your muscles, lung capacity and stamina in such a running programme by jogging at regular intervals, you can develop some kind of ‘mental muscle’ during a daily mindfulness training. The attention training helps you to deal better with stress, but also to be more alert in…