Why “busy” should be a dirty word in the workplace

Remove the word busy from your vocabulary
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I’ve read and shared some great posts this year about productivity – specifically being “busy”. The context essentially being that while we’re all keeping ourselves busy, we’re not always good enough at distinguishing between meaningful work worthy of justifying our energy and the tasks that take up our time without adding much value. Stepping back and taking stock because the bigger picture is at stake. Plenty of valid points, indeed.

However, not only do I think there’s merit in being more proactive with our own schedules; we should stop saying we’re busy.
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How Labour is winning the PR battle in the General Election

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PR has shaped Ed Miliband’s campaign, with a little help from Russell Brand

We’re at the business end of the General Election campaigns, and it’s entirely predictable that we’ve been subjected to the usual “we’re on the right path” from the party in power, contested by “the need for change” combined with “things can be better” from the challengers. Continue reading