Like many, my holidays are well behind me now. It was a time to distance myself from work, colleagues and customers, and there are many different ways of doing this. Everyone does this in their own way and at their own pace.
I have always participated in sports; early years were taken up with every sport possible, teenage years through to early thirties with judo and then in my forties and now fifties with triathlon. During that time priorities in life have changed with family and career commitments and a long lesson that you only have one body that needs taking care of.
While working in the corporate health industry, it was nearly impossible to travel through Japan without thinking at least a bit about work. The reason is both interesting and scary: most of you might have never heard of it, but Japan is the only country in the world that has a word for ‘overwork death’: ‘Karōshi’.
But what exactly is it about? I think it is mostly about finding, inspiring and flourishing of your employees. It all starts with the fundamental question what your goal is as an organisation. The challenge of talent management is to align the individual development and performance of your employees with the desired and required organisational goals.
"Don't compare yourself to others, be a good friend to yourself and be kind and compassionate to others when needed." - Gareth Sinclair. Read more to learn more from this inspiring High Five fitness coach!
"Getting people fit and moving has effectively become a life purpose for me. That might sound a little intense, but it is the truth." Read this inspiring blog post by our Marketing & Communication manager Ginger. A professional goal with a personal touch!
Bjorn Vergers, our manager Quality, Health and Safety and Environment, shares a personal encounter with being fit and fitness and how it changed his family's life and wellbeing. To find out more about how you can change your life for the better, follow the link below the article.