Working like a dog!

With nearly everyone back to work and school after the summer holidays, we pooches can get awful lonesome left on our own in the homestead.  The good news is that a surprising number of businesses now recognise the value of allowing employees to take us into work with them, and not just on the annual “Take Your Dog to Work” day. Increasingly, what started out as occasional visits has grown into standard practice in some offices in the UK.

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How can we stop technology killing the art of human connection?

At Change- Gear we have been away on our various Summer holidays. Although we enjoy our work immensely we recognise that taking time out from work and stepping away from our various pieces of technology is important to our physical and emotional health.

In this blog Lucy Faulks from Technotox shares her thoughts around how we can ensure we keep our technology in it’s rightful place and not take over our lives…

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#TeamRCT Changing Gear

At Change Gear we are often asked to facilitate team events and strategy days; so  when I received a phone call asking me if I was interested in running an “away day” for the trustees of a charity, I naturally said yes. To cut to the chase I had one of the best days ever working with a wonderful group of people who are really committed to making a difference… but over to their CEO Toby Freeman to tell the story behind the charity and his thoughts on the day.

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What’s holding you back?

This weekend a couple of my amazing friends are off to take part in a local triathlon for the second year in a row.  Just 18 months ago one of these friends had a terrible fear of open water and didn’t much like swimming – this fear was getting in the way of her achieving her personal goal of getting herself super fit and proving to herself she could do something really special.  Next weekend she will be taking part in the very same event; she is fitter, stronger and more importantly feels she has really achieved what she set out to do… and is a much more confident person as a result of this.

I started to wonder about my work and how many times I meet people whose fears get in the way of them achieving so much more.

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The Power of Marginal Gains

Spring has definitely sprung and how do I know this? Wherever I have been over the past weekend I have seen a plethora of lycra and bicycles. Maybe it’s because the inaugural Tour of Yorkshire recently reached it’s climax or whether MAMIL’s (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are looking forward to the heady days of Summer and the start of the Tour De France that cyclists are out in such force; for whatever reason my mind has turned to the world of cycling and what those of us who have a responsibility for the development of talent can learn from this most brutal of sports.
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