Suffering from Blame Culture at Workplace? Learn How to Avoid Stress

A huge majority of employees from different industries blame their coworkers if something goes wrong and feel that they have been overloaded with work. If you feel the same, you are not alone as stress at the workplace is quite common.

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Dry retching every Monday: Australia’s most traumatic jobs

This article is written by Emma Reynolds and is originally published in News.com.au.

THE day Peter Kirwan sat his children down and admitted he wasn’t doing a good job as a parent was the hardest of his life.

The Sydney firefighter’s decline was a slow one, which he traces back to the day he was injured in a fire truck collision and damaged his back, leaving him suffering from chronic pain.

“Here I was, a 36-year-old male firefighter who suddenly had his whole future turned upside down. It wasn’t the way I had intended my future to be.

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Japanese business Piala Inc. gives non-smokers six extra days of leave: Would this happen in Australia?

This article is first published in SmartCompany. You can view the original article here.

A Tokyo-based marketing firm has gifted non-smokers six extra days of paid holiday after complaints from staff that employees who trekked outside for a smoke break each day were working shorter hours.

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5 Trends That Are Currently Shaping Workplaces

This article is written by Michael Klazema.  You can view the original article in Glassdoor

Workplaces are constantly evolving. For ages, the most common office layout gave each employee his or her individual workspace, whether it was a cubicle or a standalone office. In the new millennium, the trend moved toward open-concept workplaces, with everyone doing their work in a wide-open room and sometimes even at one giant common table. In recent years, more businesses have been reverting to individual workspaces or a mix of common spaces and individual spaces to remedy the productivity concerns of putting everyone in the same room.

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