I was recently asked why people commit suicide. If I simplify it, I come up with two primary reasons. Firstly, the person is linking their sense of self worth to what they have. Often I ask my clients “If you won the lottery today would you be a better person tomorrow” and their answer is always “No, I’d be the same person”.
I was at a friend’s barbeque the other day when a couple of new acquaintances asked me what I do. Once the news that I am a Health and Safety professional sunk in, the “It’s all just common sense” was fired my way.
So we recently attended an event held at the newly established Dux Central here in Christchurch. Apart from the fantastic venue located next to the brand new Vodafone building, the event was also very educational.
The use of sit to stand desks for office workers has been on the rise for a number of years now. Although standing desks were reasonably common in Victorian times and even Leonardo da Vinci used one in the 1400s, very few were height adjustable.
Remote technologies and flexible working has enabled workers to work from home. Whilst this provides the advantage of flexible working for the employee, as an Employer we still have obligations under the Health and Safety Employment Act to provide a good and safe work environment.
Most first dates are now achieved through text, regular chat through the relationship is maintained through Facebook and breaking up is mostly done through a text.