We usually start a project with an idea of what it is that we wish to achieve, build or create. We have an idea of what the future end state is and why we started the project in the first place. But how often do we get part way through our project, become disillusioned, frustrated or bored with it and its abandoned, left with the pile of other half completed projects. Projects fail, when we fail to create a clear picture of what success looks like.
If you knew that a decision you were making for your business could constrain its future potential, would you do it?
Surprisingly business leaders make these decisions unknowingly every day. This decision impacts your two most expensive business assets; property & people.
So guys, we’re just over a week into 2018……. How are your New Years resolutions going?
Maybe you’re finding it difficult to resist the midweek vino’s you promised you’d ditch, those 5am wake up calls for the gym are repeatedly being snoozed or you’ve succumbed to the choc chip cookies in the office like us here at MARSDEN Collective…..
What a year it has been for the team at MARSDEN Collective. Before we close the office and take a well-deserved break over Christmas and New Year’s we wanted to share some of the exciting events that occurred in the office over the past 12 months.
When we think about what not to talk about in the workplace, the topics could range from politics or religion to the ridiculous party you went to on the weekend… perhaps it is best to keep quiet. With the issue of mental health in the workplace rising on our agendas, it seems that keeping quiet (or emotional suppression) is actually the cause of serious mental and physical health problems 1.
It’s been a year since I set off with 15 other women to immerse myself in a culture far different from my own on the other side of the world. I’d been fundraising for the better part of 6 months to raise $10k for The Hunger Project [THP], securing my spot in the Business Chicks Leadership Immersion program so that I could head to Malawi in Africa, to see first-hand the work that was being done there by THP.
As a studio that places as much value on raw talent as experience, MARSDEN Collective loves bringing on interns. Being a relatively tight knit company, MARSDEN are realistic about how much time we can dedicate to each and every budding individual that comes to intern with us. That’s why we continually support student designers by allowing for paid work experience opportunities in addition to our core collective team, because for us it’s about quality over quantity.
It’s been raining for four days straight in the sunshine state. Today is Tuesday and the weather man is saying it’s not going to ease up until Friday.
So here, I sit, Googling words like sunshine, summer, outdoors, trees, Barbados, as I try and put a cap on the growing cabin fever feels. As often happens as one trawls through the Internet mindlessly, I stumble across something completely off topic, a tree house. Not just any treehouse though, Microsoft’s new ‘meeting space’ treehouse. OK Microsoft, you’ve got my attention.
The influence of our environment on behaviour
Think about your drive to work this morning. Was it stressful? Punctuated by car horns, a broken heater and your dirty car interior? Or was it peaceful? Soothing music playing on your radio, a comfortable car seat cushioning your body and your cup holder; cocooning that perfect latte you made for the commute.