How to leave the office behind when you’re on holiday

There’s a definite whiff of suncream in the air this week as the pace of work starts to wind down and employees get ready to head off for their summer break.

Research from the Institute of Leadership and Management suggests, however, that the lead-up to the summer holidays is actually one of the most stressful times of the year and that many managers won’t be fully switching off when they take their well-earned break.

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Absence Ahead?

The countdown to London 2012 has begun (196 days in case you’re wondering) – but it seems as if the prospect of the Olympics is being greeted with apathy in a significant number of boardrooms.

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Back to the Grind

An email popped into my in-box yesterday afternoon, just as I was slowly cranking my brain into gear and trying to summon up some enthusiasm for work after the festive season. 

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Happy holidays

There’s nothing like a row over holiday dates to cause a bad atmosphere at work – although one stylist at hairdresser Toni & Guy may have taken her dissatisfaction a step too far.

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