• Finding Harmony: Tips for Achieving a Better Work-Life Balance

    In today's fast-paced and demanding world, finding a balance between work and personal/home life can be challenging. Many people find themselves ca...
  • Breaking the Flow: Navigating Interruptions in the Workplace

    Interruptions are a common occurrence in the workplace and they can range from a quick chat with a colleague to a major crisis that demands immedia...
  • The Power of Feedback: Why it matters and how to give it effectively

    Feedback is a crucial component of personal and professional growth, yet it is often overlooked or avoided. Let’s be honest, giving and receiving feedback can be intimidating.

    When we give feedback, whether it be positive or negative, it can provide the recipient with valuable information that can help improve performance, behaviours, and enhance social connection or affiliation within the workplace.

    When we give and receive feedback effectively, it not only motivates us and helps us learn, it can enhance productivity and help foster a sense of community in the office.

  • Setting Intentions for your Work Week

    In the hustle and bustle of our busy work weeks, it’s not surprising that come Friday, we often feel slightly deflated. But, why do we feel this way? 

    Feeling deflated or worn out by the end of the work week is a common experience for many people, and there are several potential reasons why this may happen.

    As the week goes on, we often accumulate physical and mental fatigue from work, which can gradually wear us down. Work-related stress can accumulate throughout the week, leading to exhaustion or even burnout. Additionally, if your work is monotonous and routine, it can contribute to feelings of boredom and lack of motivation, which may intensify over the course of the week.

    At Willow Oak, one thing we are a really big fan of is setting a positive tone and starting our week off right, which begins by setting intentions for each day.