Workplace Culture

How Our Work Shapes Us – Kara Martin

Great article from Kara Martin describing how our work can shape and fashion us: “We need to be more aware of the different forces working on us, while we work: shaping our worldview, forcing us to choose, impacting on our character. How do we react to different people that we work with? How does the […]

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Competition… ‘I always want to win’

‘The trouble with the rat race is that even when you win you’re still a rat’  Lily Tomlin Introduction Is competition God–given, and therefore fundamentally good?  Or a result of the fall and therefore fundamentally bad, or somewhere in-between? To what extent are you motivated by your competitive instincts in your workplace? Like ambition, competitiveness […]

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The Gift of Work

Short article focussing on the themes of the purpose of work and vocation.   Lane Severson provides a helpful acronym for G.I.F.T.: G is for “give.” The first step in creating something beautiful is that we give something of ourselves to our work. This doesn’t mean that we have to be artists. I’ve seen people create […]

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“Starting from the Roots” – wise thoughts from Paul Williams and Ceri Rees, Regent College Marketplace Institute

Paul Williams and Ceri Rees work at Regent College Marketplace Institute in Vancouver – a leading light in the faith at work space.   Read an excellent interview with them here where they explore these broad questions;  How do you compare working in Christian and secular settings? What does it mean to work with excellence? Should […]

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“Fruitfulness on the Frontline” – a six week course for equipping whole-life disciples

Our friends at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity have done it again! They have just released a resource package that will without doubt be an outstanding success and a critical resource in helping Christians to be fruitful on their frontlines – workplace or elsewhere. Full details of the package can be found here but […]

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Myth 10: ‘I don’t have the power to change anything at work; I should keep my head down.’

A final workplace myth from the people at Threads – we can make a difference in our workplaces because small things make a difference.

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30 ways to bless your workplace

The following suggestions as to how you can bless your workplace come from this website.  It is interesting to notice how many of these very practical ideas for engaging people in the workplace involve food! The workplace is an everyday context where many people spend the majority of their time. It is important for us to […]

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Myth 6: We work to earn money, so you may as well earn as much of it as possible

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 my significance […]

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