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PurpleBeach Blog with Annemie Ress

Who needs balance when you can embrace extremes?

Debates around how people can best balance their professional and personal needs - the elusive work/life balance - have been running for decades. Despite innovative forms of industry, new technologies allowing work to be done from almost anywhere and more ‘family friendly’ policies, we seem to be no nearer achieving it. The search for balance extends way beyond simply spending the right amount of time at wo...

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PurpleBeach Team Blog various authors

You can’t give what you don’t have, so invest in yourself first!

  By Orlagh Hunt 3 of the intrepid PurpleBeach team, Tanya Cordrey, Olivia Gribaudo and Orlagh Hunt gave their views on the hot topic of Mindfulness recently at the third annual Everywoman Forum: Advancing Women in Technology. The forum welcomed over 600 delegates from around the world who came to hear from some leading thinkers in the international techn...

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Thinking Ahead with Warren Weertman

Understanding People's Mental Models to Unleash Creativity (Part 2)

Last week I looked at how understanding people’s mental models can be used to unleash creativity. This can be particularly applicable when people find themselves in situations where people don’t know what to do and want to find a solution. This could arise in a situation which is extreme and hasn’t been encountered before in your organisation. But when you’re trying to understand people’s mental models, it...

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Beach Writings with Richard Davies

Oller Oller People

Recently I attended the opening of Jerwood Open Forest, an exhibition to explore the relationship between art and the environment run in partnership with Forestry Commission England. I was fascinated by a project created by Adam James, a performance artist based in London. Adam took nine performers for eight days in October to Sherwood Pine Forest in Nottingham where they lived in wooden shelters, isolated from the rest of the world. B...

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PurpleBeach Guest Blog various authors

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