Many of the things that masquerade as helpful in getting work done can, in fact, make jobs harder and draw things out.. Here’s a list of three things that have led me down the garden path when it comes to being genuinely productive. Read more »
Much as we wish it wasn’t true, on occasion we take on a contract that gets us in over our heads. Especially when just starting out, and/or we’re unfamiliar with the field or industry we’re working in. Obviously, realizing that you can’t deliver what the client is expecting, and what you originally agreed to produce, can be a very stressful experience. It may even seem like it’s the end of your professional life.
It mostly likely isn’t, so don’t panic. There are steps you can take to mitigate the damage and come out as clean as possible on the other side. Read more »
Lucy Kellaway is a columnist for the Financial Times and the workplace commentator for BBC Radio’s daily Business Brief, where she serially kvetches about poor business jargon and why you should never use it. Tonight I caught her hilarious take on our latest “lethal” and “horrid […] Read more »