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Smarter Consulting: How to start up and succeed as an independent consultant by Mike Johnson

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Chapter 9. Creating YOUR workplace

 

‘My husband said he needed more space, so I locked him outside.’

 
 --Roseanne Barr

YOUR workplace. Doesn’t that sound good? For some peculiar reason it’s not at all like going to THEIR workplace, where – if you are lucky in these days of open-plan, hot-desking, drop-in ‘work pods’ – you may have the ultimate luxury, namely your own desk. This is your place. And while it certainly needs to have your personality stamped on it, this tends to grow with time. But whatever it is – and whatever it evolves or mutates into – it is yours and yours alone.

Since I began my independent consultancy career in 1982, I have had a total of five different offices. While I may have had the basic idea of what I needed, after a few ...

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