Spot the monsters in your office this Halloween!

Not long now – Halloween is only a short time away and if we have young people in our lives, they might be turning their thoughts to scary parties, a frightening amount of sweet eating and of course, creepy costumes! There are so many to choose from – ghosts, vampires, witches, monsters, devils, zombies… And it’s the same for their parents, although our costumes tend to be invisible to the naked eye. So to help keep you safe this autumn, we’ve re-issued our handy Cerulean Guide to Halloween Characters at Work monsters-article

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago

How introvert and extrovert traits are expressed in the workplace

You’ve probably already come across the the terms ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’, and the associated stereotypes that can arise – the former as unsocial, secretive and aloof, the latter aggressive, egotistical and socially needy. But we also know instinctively and anecdotally that these are unhelpful and often negative generalisations – after all, if you want the introverts and extroverts in your workplace to work productively together, you will need them to appreciate the very meaningful contributions that the other can bring.

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago

More thoughts on Unconscious Bias

Could you be discriminating against certain staff in your workplace without even realising it? It’s not something that many of us would like to think still happens in today’s supposedly more equal world. But even the most well-meaning of us can still fuel discrimination through certain unconscious workplace biases; we explore this in our business breakfast session Unconscious Bias.

by Lesley Aitcheson, ago