Most of us are pretty familiar with so-called ‘cake culture’ in the workplace.
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I read an article in HR Magazine last week where Lenovo's head of talent development, Maxim Strashun had been speaking at the HR Directors Business Summit about the most demotivating business behaviours and ‘what not to do around employee engagement’.
I stood on the gravel, nervously surveying the scene and clutching tightly on to the tray of canapes with which I had been entrusted.
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