Michael Metcalf

Michael is a writer for Timetastic. He writes about HR, company culture and taking time off work. He's also a marketing strategist, copywriter and creativity enthusiast.

Manchester

128 posts

How to deal with notification overload

The good news is that we can take back control and make our devices work for us, like they were designed to. Here’s some ways in which you can protect your attention from those dastardly notifications.…

Will weekends be the same after quarantine?

We might be over the worst of the lockdowns in the UK, we might not. But working from home is far from over. So let’s look at the future of the weekend when many of us are stuck at home.…

How to overcome resistance to change

Strategies for business owners and managers who want to help their companies evolve without causing too much disruption.…

What is unauthorised absence?

If a member of your team fails to turn up without good reason - or if you don’t believe their excuse - this can be classed as an unauthorised absence. There are a number of exclusions to this.…

Our top ten podcasts about company culture

Some of the best ideas can come up when two great minds are in conversation. So to help spark some thoughts about building positive company cultures, we’ve put together a list of our favourite listens.…

Upgrade your listening skills for a better working life

To get more out of your conversations, expand your influence, and work better with your team, you need to start listening. Here are some of the best ways to improve your listening skills.…

Why do employees resist change?

Businesses need to evolve and update the way they do things if they want to stay competitive. So we need to figure out why employees resist change in the first place, and what we can do to help make things easier for them.…

Rethink your calendar for a more productive life

Rather than upgrading our productivity and helping us make sense of busy times, calendars can sometimes feel like they’re enslaving rather than freeing us. So what if we could rethink the calendar to work for, rather than against, us?…

What's the ideal length of a holiday?

Going without a break for a long time leads to increased stress, burnout, and even adverse health conditions. But how do you know when to take a holiday, and how long you should take it for?…