With self-employment in the UK at the highest levels since records began, an exodus is taking place in offices across the land. But while there are undisputed benefits to the freelance lifestyle, there are many things we take for granted about office life that are sorely missed when we clear our desk for good. Having endlessly mentally wrestled with both scenarios, here are my top five reasons why I believe the grass remains greener on the office side of the fence.
Did you work late last night? Are you still chained to your desk long after the cleaners have been and gone? Work expands to fill the time available and nowhere is this more apparent than in the corporate world. If you’re totting up the amount of rent you could save by moving your bed in full-time, help is at hand from a brand new book that claims to be able to teach us how to fit a full day’s work into one hour. Intrigued? Read on for the top five tips on how to super-charge your working day and re-claim your summer evenings by Winning without Losing.
With the sloth and gluttony of the festive season fast becoming a fleeting memory, January can feel like the bleakest month of the working year. In fact, the third Monday of the month is officially classed as Blue Monday, the single most depressing day of the year. With the summer holidays tantalisingly out of reach, it is no wonder that few of us are achieving a paradigm shift in our productivity levels.