Amanda Wallis

Redefining productivity in a flexible working world

Lockdown was a crash-course in flexible working for many of us. In a matter of days, thousands of New Zealanders were forced to pull together a slapdash attempt at a home office with limited resources (and sometimes questionable ergonomic support). We learned how to juggle team meetings, emails, and [...]

2020-06-12T11:26:52+12:00June 11th, 2020|

Out the other end of lockdown: What can we take with us?

New Zealanders everywhere are rejoicing as we lift COVID-19 restrictions. But, if you have bittersweet feelings about lockdown ending and moving into Level 2, you can count yourself among the many. While the last two months might have been hectic for some (kudos to all you working parents with [...]

2020-05-18T09:11:29+12:00May 15th, 2020|

Top tips for fighting fatigue

Feeling fatigued? You’re not the only one. Our work and home routines have been transformed by various stages of lockdown and upheaval. It might seem paradoxical that, for those of us who are objectively doing less, our fatigue is nevertheless increasing. But the true picture is much more complex.  [...]

2020-05-01T11:44:21+12:00May 1st, 2020|

Stay home and go outside

Two days ago, I found myself slumped on the couch at 5pm, equally unenthused by the thought of working, cooking dinner, scrolling my phone, or doing any of the other rotating house-bound activities that kept me occupied during the first two weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown. I rallied my [...]

2020-04-17T14:45:14+12:00April 17th, 2020|