The vast majority of workplaces have a structured work week. In the UK many businesses and staff think 9-5 is a given. Yet laws were introduced in 2014 giving employees the right to request flexible working patterns. We’ve seen publications from Forbes to The Guardian reporting on the benefits of four day work weeks, which were actually implemented by KPMG back in 2009.
For many people, working for themselves is a life-long dream. Choosing when and where to work, being able to fit in family life and freedom from workplace politics are all common reasons given for going it alone. So, if you have a big idea and the drive to take it further, what could be better than starting your own business?
I’ve always been jealous of people who, I think, take a “good photo”. I hate myself in pictures and because of this I’ve been using the same photograph for all my marketing and social media for nearly 5 years now. So you can imagine the fear that ran through my veins when I was asked to provide a “recent” profile picture for a magazine article.
Over the past couple of months here at VABS, I’ve been testing various different types of project management software to try and sort the useful from the useless and understand what works best for our business. This month, it is web and mobile application Asana which has stepped into the spotlight.