Going beyond flexible hours – By Secret Surveyor

Here’s a little story that some of you may find familiar:- You work in construction, moving between sites and meetings. Life is already a juggle with a small child at home and nursery hours that do not align with working hours. Then lockdown arrives and, whilst the government and your boss tell you that you’re …

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Redundancy. What next? – By Natasha Stone

However it may feel, you're not the worst person in the room, you're not the weak link. I promise you this. Redundancy is always a difficult topic, there's often a tranche of posts extolling the virtues of 'Best thing that happened to me, gave me a kick to get on with what I wanted to …

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Don’t stand alongside – stand in front – By Natasha Stone

Observing the news unfold over the last week, I can’t even begin to imagine how the BAME community are feeling at the moment. I’ve been watching events unfold with abject horror, disgust and such a deep sadness of feeling so useless that it pales into insignificance with the enormity of it all. Black lives matter. …

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Construction, Coronavirus and mental health – By Natasha Stone

I'm sure many of us have typed in our emails and communications over the past few months, something along the lines of "In these unusual times; these unexpected times; these challenging times". And this is true in every sense of these carefully worded descriptions of the current Pandemic that the world faces. There's an acknowledgement, …

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The Surveyorhood Book Report – by Surveyorhood

The next book in our series of Surveyorhood book reports is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Part 1 of this book is titled “Our need to feel safe” and with the current uncertainty surrounding us, so much of the language on the contents page speaks volumes “belonging”, “the courage to do the right thing”, …

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