Author Archives for James Douglass

2019 Articles

An honest guide to meeting props: here's what your clicky pen, leather notebook and water bottle are really trying to say
An honest guide to meeting props: here's what your clicky pen, leather notebook and water bottle are really trying to say
In the theatre of the commedia dell’arte, the character of Arlecchino can be recognised by two props – his mask [...]
May 3, 2019
No more ties in the office? Suit yourself in a world beyond workplace dress codes
No more ties in the office? Suit yourself in a world beyond workplace dress codes
“A man cannot dress, but his ideas get clothed at the same time,” wrote Lawrence Stern in Tristram Shandy in [...]
March 12, 2019
Why you should blame personality tests for the psycho in your office
Why you should blame personality tests for the psycho in your office
Most of us have, at some point, encountered a Myers-Briggs personality test. Katherine Cook Briggs began her personality research over [...]
February 27, 2019
Paintball, Power Point and trust exercises: How to survive your next team away day
Paintball, Power Point and trust exercises: How to survive your next team away day
In 1305, having executed William Wallace in London, Edward Longshanks had to plan how he would run Scotland from afar. [...]
February 11, 2019
In a cashless society, what will we do when our colleagues turn up rattling the collection tin?
In a cashless society, what will we do when our colleagues turn up rattling the collection tin?
Periodically, a senior economist will suggest that as a society we could abolish cash. As an idea, it unites left [...]
January 17, 2019
From Veganuary to Dryathlons, so begins the month of self-inflicted misery...
From Veganuary to Dryathlons, so begins the month of self-inflicted misery...
The first few weeks of the year are when the office mood is at its glummest. Blue Monday, a concept [...]
January 4, 2019