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View from a boat across the water to a jetty with bush covered hills on the shoreline

Making an action plan is an important first step to take when looking at practical ways to have a more harmonious work/life balance. In this blog I explore practical ways to achieve a greater sense of balance between your work and home life in part two of my blog series. Click here to check out ...

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Large open plan office with about thirty people sitting at desks in rows of about five people

Last month I wrote about creating healthy workplace by good design, and emphasised the importance of creating a culture which encourages healthy behaviours. This can be a big ask for businesses, particularly here in New Zealand, as there are so many small businesses who have staff members covering several different roles and who are often ...

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Christchurch city street scene by tramline and kinetic heart sculpture

Why do we need to worry about our workplace habits? Well, whether good or bad, habits form a huge part of our lives, they are something we often do unconsciously, and which shape nearly 50% of our lives. I‘ve often noticed in workplaces is how easy it is for many of us – myself included ...

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men playing table tennis in an office setting

Recent research by Prof Kim Burton, an independent occupational health researcher in the UK, has shown that despite businesses reducing serious workplace injuries over the last century, that there are still a significant number of common health problems such as depression, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and anxiety, which affect people at work. These conditions may ...

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Steps leading up a hilly green parkland

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I believe workplace wellness is much more achievable when we look after every aspect of our wellbeing. Mental health plays a vital part in productivity. This latest post has been kindly written by Michael Hempseed, Managing Director/Behavioural expert at Employee Solution Service in Christchurch. ...

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Little dog standing in sea

Gosh time flies. It seems like such a short time ago that I was talking about holidays and Christmas trees, I find it hard to believe that here we are at the end of January already. How quickly the year has shot away. I hope you returned to work in a rested state and are ...

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