Workplace trends In 2017: A more tailored approach to wellbeing

From sleep rooms to meditation, the concept of mindfulness at work really came to fruition this year but in 2017, workplace flexibility and a more tailored approach to wellbeing will dominate the conversation.

Vanessa Bennett, founder and coach at Next Evolution Performance explains in many ways, wellbeing has become like a ‘box’ companies simply tick which in reality, doesn’t lead to high performance.

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It’s time to kill the ‘Time Management’ concept

Managing time effectively has long been drilled into us since high school. If all the things on your to-do list aren’t crossed off by 5pm, it’s put down to poor time management skills — and if, by the afternoon your brain can’t handle anything other than cat videos on Youtube — your concentration skills are rubbish.

But what if this whole idea of time management and concentration was wrong?

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Your email notifications are killing your productivity

We’re experts in making up excuses as to why we can’t practise meditation daily.

We feel stressed, overwhelmed and harried, yet we jump at our device every time an email comes in as if each unread message may hold the key to a cure.

It’s ludicrous, but we continue to do so because that’s the only way things get done, no?

According to Vanessa Bennett, founder of global high performance coaching company, Next Evolution Performance, this couldn’t be more untrue.

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Stressed out? How to know if you’re on the path to burnout

You’re a serial phone checker. By the weekend, you’ve cancelled plans with friends because all you want is the couch. Getting out of bed on Monday seems like the hardest thing in the world. You’re unenthused and just generally feeling helpless, about everything.

Sound familiar? Welcome to the destructive path to burnout.

“There are varying levels of burnout, it’s not as if one day you are fine and the next day you’re burnt out. It’s a gradual process,” Vanessa Bennett, CEO and founder of high performance coaching company, Next Evolution told The Huffington Post Australia.

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