Getting Added Value From Our Holidays

Getting Added Value From Our Holidays

Holidays whether in good, old sunny Greece or anywhere else give us a tremendous opportunity to challenge our routine. That’s why they are called ‘διακοπές’ cause we break away from our usual habits. We often attach a great deal of importance to them by anticipating those few days per year that we can recharge, disconnect from work and reconnect with ourselves and nature.   But what if we could learn more through them and carry some meaningful changes with us, coming back to our routine? What if we could reassess our daily life and  spread some of the lessons learned throughout the entire year? Afterall, we feel truly alive by […]

The Great American Burnout is just getting started

The Great American Burnout is just getting started

Ariane Ollier-Malaterre answered my call from Canada. “It’s a holiday here today,” she told me: The National Holiday of Quebec. She had the day off from teaching at the University of Quebec in Montreal’s School of Management. Source Never mind that Ollier-Malaterre studies the future of work, focusing specifically on how people set boundaries between their personal and professional lives. She was excited to share some of her research findings, and getting on a 30-minute call from home seemed easy enough. This blurring of boundaries is a trap Ollier-Malaterre knows that others will fall into as well. She is especially worried now that many people are returning to the office […]

A day off work and ‘Zoom-free Fridays’ aren’t going to cut it. Here’s how to really tackle burnout.

A day off work and ‘Zoom-free Fridays’ aren’t going to cut it. Here’s how to really tackle burnout.

On Monday, Citigroup’s CEO, Jane Fraser, sent a memo outlining new perks meant to curb burnout. The proposed benefits may help in the short term, but they don’t address the root causes of burnout. Employers need to get serious about overworking, mismanagement, and pay inequality, experts said. Source On Monday, Jane Fraser, Citigroup’s CEO, sent a memo telling staff that the bank would be eliminating Zoom meetings on Fridays and adding May 28 as a mental-health holiday. It was an attempt to curb skyrocketing burnout rates on Wall Street, especially among junior bankers, who, in some cases, are working upwards of 98 hours a week. In addition to these benefits, Citigroup also added an extra […]

6 best Android parental control apps and other methods

6 best Android parental control apps and other methods

Parental control is a lot different now than it once was, but here’s how you can stay ahead. Source Parental controls on phones evolved a lot over the years. Back in the day, devices had kid modes that turned off the UI basically entirely, trapping the child in a specific app. Unfortunately, kid mode is easy to work around and it doesn’t work really well. There are better alternatives out there anyway. These new options give your children more freedom to do what they want while still keeping you in control. Here are the best parental control apps for Android and some other methods in case you need further control. […]

How Long It Takes to Start Enjoying Exercise, According to Reddit

How Long It Takes to Start Enjoying Exercise, According to Reddit

“Once you start to see the results of your hard work, you become hooked.” Source Exercise isn’t always fun, and if you’re doing it to benefit your health or to support a weight-loss goal, it may feel like an awful chore. “People who enjoy exercise, when and how did you start to like it?” Here are some of the answers. If often takes a few months to start enjoying exercise Among people who named a specific period of time, 2-4 months seemed to be a common answer. Some pinpoints 80 days: I’ve exercised for 100 days straight now – 15 minutes of quick walking up steps + walking and yoga. It took […]

9 predictions about what the Future of Work will look like in 2021

9 predictions about what the Future of Work will look like in 2021

In 2020, tech CEOs, HR leaders, and founders moved quickly to upgrade their skills to meet the demands of remote work. Here is their advice on how you can do the same. Source Now that the debate about remote work is over, it’s time for managers to set new goals for managing the workforce of 2021. Many teams have never met in person and may never work side by side. Some employees joined the company via Zoom and connect with colleagues exclusively via a laptop screen.  Managers need new tactics for communicating with workers day to day and bringing new team members into established groups. This means trying new collaboration platforms such […]

International Childhood Cancer Day 15/02 @ 18:00

International Childhood Cancer Day 15/02 @ 18:00

“Μια online δράση με φιλανθρωπικό χαρακτήρα με σκοπό την περαιτέρω επίγνωση της ημέρας αυτής και τους τρόπους που μπορούμε όλοι να συνεισφέρουμε”   Θεματολογία Σήμερα στην Ευρώπη ζουν περί τους 500.000 ενηλίκους που αντιμετώπισαν κάποιου είδους παιδικό ή εφηβικό καρκίνο και βγήκαν νικητές. Μάλιστα, το 80% όσων παιδιών νοσήσουν από καρκίνο στις αναπτυγμένες χώρες, αναρρώνει, σύμφωνα με στοιχεία που βγήκαν στη δημοσιότητα με αφορμή τη σημερινή ημέρα. Στη χώρα μας, περίπου 300 παιδιά προσβάλλονται ετησίως από καρκίνο, κυρίως από λευχαιμία. Ο καθένας μας μπορεί να συνεισφέρει στον αγώνα ζωής των µικρών ασθενών, με το να γίνει εθελοντής αιμοδότης, δότης µυελού των οστών και με το να στηρίξει τους συλλόγους και φορείς υποστήριξης των παιδιών και των οικογενειών τους. Δομή Δράσεων    25΄ Yoga […]

Why you should resist the urge to multitask during Zoom meetings

Why you should resist the urge to multitask during Zoom meetings

It’s so tempting, but it can wreak havoc on your productivity. Here’s how to find your focus instead. And remember…it’s a two way relationship between the presenter and the attendee. Source We’ve all heard that multitasking is bad and switching between activities makes it harder to complete them. But let’s be honest—many of us multitask during Zoom meetings, especially as we enter the 10th month of working remotely and our Zoom fatigue has worsened. But checking email or making a grocery list can have a negative ripple effect you may not realize, says Dave Crenshaw, author of The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done. “Switching between tasks can […]

How Couples Can Find Balance While Working from Home

How Couples Can Find Balance While Working from Home

Couples working from home during the pandemic face the challenge of balancing work and domestic responsibilities in a way that’s fair, and so far the ongoing crisis has largely reinforced existing gender gaps in the home. The first step to reaching an equitable arrangement is to understand the sources of conflict. Then, couples can employ negotiation strategies often used in professional settings to improve cooperation, identify unmet needs, and get them met. Taking the time to develop a work-from-home strategy can help strengthen couples’ relationships now and after the pandemic.   Source The stress of the Covid-19 pandemic has created a volatile situation inside many homes, damaging even strong partnerships, […]

Xmas with WorkWell

Xmas with WorkWell

Looking for fun, educational and interesting ideas for Xmas? Ideas like Kids Yoga, Healthy Sweets Workshops, Fairy Tales and Xmas Cocktails!   What we suggest to bring your people together   1. Healthy sweets workshop Put your cooking hat on, read our recipe, buy the ingredients and prepare with us, live, sweets that your neighbors will fight over them 😉 2. Kid’s Yoga By A Child Pedagogue Amaze your kids with a short session of walking in the jungle, imitating an animal, stretching under the sun and even discover simple and effective, new ways to ‘negotiate’ with them. 3. Xmas Cocktails By A Bartender We will invite you to get […]