5 working life lessons from President Trump

5 working life lessons from President Trump

The publication of a book on Donald Trump’s - still relatively young - presidency has sparked worldwide debate regarding the nature of his working day, management style and office dealings – as well as predictable comments on whether or not his campaign team colluded with Russia.

Whilst newsrooms will be having a field day, the publisher of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury are rushing to print more copies as demand soars.

Yet, Wolff’s headline-making exposé contains more than just journalistic intrigue. For employers, there are enticing titbits that reveal just how the bouffant-topped 45th President of the United States works.

Whilst rumours regarding his addiction to cable TV and tweeting might worry employers who consider social media a scourge upon staff productivity, there are some work habits that Trump adopts that might actually benefit the workforce.

In fact, the President’s allegedly lackadaisical approach to the working day might be good for our physical and mental health – that is, according to BAFTA-winning Embarrassing Bodies star Dr. Christian Jessen.

He said that taking down time is something many employees find hard. “The fact that we don't really know how to do nothing is something I find rather sad,” Jessen told Executive Grapevine. “We always feel like we should be doing something - we feel guilty about sitting and watching television; we feel guilty about reading a book for an hour; we think that we need to be emptying the dishwasher or putting another wash on.”

With Trump seemingly happy to go to his private residences, play golf, spend time tweeting and jockey with opponents online – he could be heralded as a very modern worker, keen to pave the way for a better work-life balance.

To see what lessons - the do's and don'ts - employers can take from Trump, click next to find out more.

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