LAUGH- ABILITY EQUALS PRODUCTIVITY
to officebroker.com, the UK’s leading online broker of serviced
office space, humour can have a profound effect on productivity in
the work place.
Managing Director, Jim Venables said:- “An upbeat working
environment creates a better atmosphere and when used appropriately,
humour can encourage higher staff morale and more energy. It’s about
taking what you do very seriously while not taking yourself too
Ros Coleman, stress therapist and former Vice Chair of the
International Stress Management Association UK said:- “Humour
in the work place can enhance motivation and team building, as well
as helping to promote health and workplace wellness. It can also
reduce workplace stress and tension. Often jokes and gags can
be used as a tool to knock down personal barriers and help build
lasting interpersonal relationships with your co- workers. “
you a designer waiting to shine?
BOODLES and Open
Culture are looking for new and talented designers to create a
single item of jewellery or trophy to celebrate Liverpool 2008
Capital of Culture. The competition is open to
non-professionals of all ages, whether still at school, students or
simply budding unqualified designers - all are welcome.
Inspiration for designs should be drawn from the many different
aspects of the City of Liverpool, its history, future, people, art,
architecture, music and its culture! It does not need to include the
’08 logo – Deadline for entries 20 August 2008.
The winning design will be interpreted and created by a member of
the Boodles design team and will be displayed in the window of
Boodles Liverpool and then donated to the collection of the new
Museum of Liverpool.
"As a company we have always been passionate about the
business of jewellery and in particular design. We aim to combine
beautiful and unique designs with the finest traditional values and
we look forward to discovering a new design talent in our home city
and bringing their ideas to life." - Nicholas Wainwright,
Managing Director, Boodles.
Phil Redmond said:- "This is another great Open Culture
initiative where one of our great Liverpool names has got behind the
idea that culture is in everything we do. And of course, jewellery
has always been a central part of every civilisation. We are looking
forward to seeing what the public comes up with, just as they did
with the Liverpool Saga, Song and Bench competitions as well as
leave another permanent and lasting cultural artefact for the new
Museum of Liverpool."
Designs should be submitted as paper artwork only with no more than
2 pages per entry, 1 illustrating design and 1 for additional notes,
if applicable. (Jewellery entries should be no more than A4 (21cm x
30 cm) paper - Trophy entries should be no more than A3 (30cm x
42cm) paper). A judging panel will create a short list from
all the entries and the general public will be given the opportunity
to vote for their favourite.
Essential entry details:-
• Name & address/ telephone/ email address if applicable + age if
• Please ensure your
name is on the reverse of all your designs
• Artwork can not be
returned, please keep copies.
Entries to be sent to:-
Liverpool Innovation Park, 2nd Floor Faraday House, 360 Edge Lane,