A final workplace myth from the people at Threads - we can make a difference in our workplaces because small things make a difference. … [Read more...] about Myth 10: ‘I don’t have the power to change anything at work; I should keep my head down.’
More from the people at Threads: I am unceasingly amazed by my own arrogance in thinking that there is anything I can do to make God love me any more, or less! Although I am a product of a me-centred culture I also share a big chunk of the blame. Our God doesn’t need us, but He does graciously, … [Read more...] about Myth 9: ‘Working really hard will earn me favour with God’
Threads is a very interesting Christian blog from the UK. In their own words, they describe themselves as: '... a collective of Christians from all walks of life, who are living, working and trying to carve out our identity in our worlds. We are artists and bankers. We are singles, and we’re … [Read more...] about Threads – website
Don't miss this very thought-provoking article from the Threads people: Two quotes to whet your appetite: Work is, I think, anytime that we give from ourselves for others, whether we are talking, cooking, doing the dishes, cheering someone up, volunteering or doing our paid jobs. I’m not all that … [Read more...] about Workplace Myth #8: ‘If I’m unable to work in a paid job, I’m not contributing to society’
Don't miss this one from Threads team - well worth 5 minutes for a read. This sentence should make you want to 'click'! "Consider this for a moment: imagine if you could claim to be the most creative mind ever known – the one who thought up atoms, photosynthesis, gravity, stars, hummingbirds and … [Read more...] about Myth 7: Low-paying or low status work is an assault on my dignity.
This week's workplace myth from the Threads team challenges our thinking about our pay packet and hy we work. I particularly loved this sentence from Sarah-Jane Marshall: "I can still buy into the lie that my paycheck tells me how much I am ‘worth’ or that the social standing of my job determines … [Read more...] about Myth 6: We work to earn money, so you may as well earn as much of it as possible
As a fairly recent retiree, the title of Workplace Myth #5 caught my attention - I must be living the dream! But Jeremy Moses (from Threads) is really targeting recent graduates who have found that first job is not all they had hoped it would be. On the other hand, he can say that, "... over the … [Read more...] about Workplace Myth #5: ‘Work sucks! Early retirement is the dream.’
"Why spend your evenings moulding the sofa to your backside when you could be getting in some overtime for a little extra pay?", asks secondary school teacher Pete Curran over at Threads. "Rest is not about making us better at work, and it’s not about using our time ‘efficiently’. It’s about making … [Read more...] about Workplace Myth #3: ‘Rest is an inefficient use of time’