Work Wellbeing

  • Audit Advantage: Anxiety, the Auditor’s Ally?
    This article will suggest some diagnostics, tips and techniques to manage your anxiety, but also pose the vexing question: when, if ever, can anxiety be an auditor’s ally?
  • How do you describe your progress, your success, your achievements? Ever ascribe them to ‘just good luck’, ‘being in the right place at the right time’, ‘sheer hard grind and hanging on in there’?
  • Resilience - What does it mean to an auditor? Join us as we run through our 10 step programme to being a resilient auditor.
  • Work is an important, and large, part of our lives; as Auditors, we spend a staggering 99,000+ hours at work in our lifetimes.
  • According to the Chartered Management Institute's recent report on 'The Quality of Working Life', you are likely having to work over 200 hours of overtime which cancels out the average holiday/bank holiday entitlement of 28 days per year.
  • 'Tis the season of new year resolutions... here's our number one tip for making your goals a reality!
  • I've quoted it before, and I'll quote it again, but are you aware that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is more critical to your professional success than the intellectual variety?
  • It's crazy conference season and as a veteran circuit speaker, this is the peak time of my working year. Closely akin to the external auditor's January equivalent (those of us with the glut of December year ends and insane international reporting deadlines), it feels like a full twelve months ar...
  • You know how it is when someone in your office starts coughing and sneezing? You're sympathetic, offer them some kind words of commiseration, but all you can really think of is 'please don't give it to me'.
  • Many of us carry round a whole lot of clutter. I'm not talking handbags and briefcases here, rather the mental baggage that clutters up our minds and slows down our thinking processes. Tasks that we tell ourselves we should do, but we don't do.
  • I’m sorry. I was wrong. I need help. I don’t know. These words represent a crucial first step towards achievement, success, and the realisation of full potential.
  • Here we are, full bodied summer. Facebook is alive with golden sands and jubilant families, the light is bright, the sun is (mostly) shining and the days are long enough for life after work.
  • There are many beneficial features of communal working, but the less palatable aspects, will also rapidly surface as a result of being in a confined space with other representatives of our diverse species.
  • These days I carry out a sizeable amount of my work remotely; meetings, client sessions, learning and development, they are all as likely to be facilitated by a device or a receiver than around a tangible table.
  • For those of you too young to remember, it was Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’ who gave us the classic line: ‘Lunch? Aw, you gotta be kidding. Lunch is for wimps’.
  • After a nine year 'sabbatical', I re-joined the corporate race earlier this month. With my glossy visage swinging merrily on a lanyard, the bliss of IT on short dial and equipped with my securID for remote intranet access, from home office to open plan, this is back to the future for me.
  • Typically, the blues kicks in at the end of the busiest periods when the pressure drops. Everything’s still important, even hectic, but suddenly there are no deadlines. Nothing has changed, except for the exciting bits; you’re running on empty.
  • This article will take you deeper into the meaning of personal success. What it means for you, in your career, and in your life.
  • If there is one absolute fundamental in your career toolkit right now, it has to be Your Personal Career Responsibility. Whether you are just starting out, stuck in a rut or strategically planning your next career move – you won’t get off the starting block without it.
  • Looking forward to some leisure time this evening? Why not? It’s been another long day. Then there’s a rumbling in your pocket. It's an email from your boss. A couple of sentences, a few minutes, and then you can relax. And so you start typing...