The Pritzker Prize has gone to an architectural practice that prefers to understand and reimagine buildings rather than bring in the demolition team and wipe away the past – and the results have been beautiful and successful for the communities involved. Often architects, as do consultants of all industries, come into a space and want to start from new; they want to demolish what’s there, … Continue reading Pritzker Prize celebrates reduce, reuse, recycle
What kind of manager are you? What’s your management style? How would you like to manage your team in a way that improves efficiency, effectiveness, outcomes, and morale? In a corner of Disney, staff autonomy is achieved through delegated Decision Making. Every year ESPN gets their staff to select the company priorities for the year ahead, one that I imagine could potentially be quite contentious … Continue reading How Disney Does Decision Making: Empowering staff
Every year we excitedly lookout for the Pantone Colour of the Year – and although it’s not normally a surprise, it still helps us focus on what colour or colours are trending worldwide in terms of design and home interiors popularity. Previously we’ve had Living Coral giving us a pink outlook for the year, but as we usher in 2021 – regardless of lockdown and … Continue reading Colour of the Year 2021: Grey & Yellow team up
Why has it taken us so long to apologise for the mistreatment of the Congolese captives, of the boys we enslaved, of Ota Benga? Why does it take us so long to say sorry for the horrific racist crimes we have committed in the past? Famously, Sorry is the hardest word, but why on earth can it take a century to recognise and publicly acknowledge … Continue reading Ota Benga: The Caged Man of the Bronx Zoo
We love documentary films at Copse Magazine and although there are many top ten documentaries lists or top 100 documentary films lists, don’t worry – we have the definitive list of the top documentaries to watch before you die and this list is regularly updated. Rather than rank our list by popularity or worse by rating (and make you wade through pages of adverts to … Continue reading Top Documentaries to watch before you die
I asked the Oracle (I typed into Google) “How to find purpose in your life” and sighed deeply. I know how to find purpose, I know what my personal mission statement is – I’ve been through this exercise many times before but for some reason, on a grey rainy day when the stresses of the world seem to bit that little bit deeper – I … Continue reading How to Find Purpose in your Life
Outdoor Counselling offers an opportunity for engagement between a therapist and a client away from the often clinical space of a counselling room that can sometimes feel too intimate or too threatening to a lot of people who would benefit from counselling the most. Counselling is an important and often under-appreciated aid to our lives that can bring acceptance, understanding, and light to a person’s … Continue reading Outdoor Counselling transforms therapy
Social distancing has created social togetherness in ways that we all expected along with weird and wonderful moments that none of us could have predicted. We will look back upon these shared experiences in the Coronavirus Pandemic with mixed emotions of nostalgia, anger, warmth, anxiety, and pride. COVID-19 has brought us together in mysterious ways – none of us foresaw a shared experience involving Tigers, … Continue reading Social Distancing brings Social Togetherness
Should we be stricter about not allowing sick workers into workspaces? Continue reading Should I go to work if I’m sick?
Child Arrangements post-divorce are a challenging time for all parties involved – no more so than the children who are or at least should be, at the centre of focus for the separating families. Too often we hear of warring ex-couples, of children ‘caught in the middle’ and of legal fees amounting into thousands. As a society, we’ve recently noticed that male suicide is high, … Continue reading Child Arrangements: Why not 50:50 shared care for your child?