How social is your organisation?
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been thinking about the things that engage us. We’ve also been thinking about the things that engage you in our previous blog posts, which you can catch up on here. At People Lab, we’re really interested in finding out more about what engages different people. This week, we’re interested […]
Surveys don’t have to be stressful…
So, it’s that time of year again – your employee engagement survey is well overdue. You’ve been putting it off for weeks because, frankly, the last one was a nightmare to pull together. But that wasn’t even the hard part – getting employees to commit to completing the survey, all those hours, days, weeks analyzing […]
Disengagement: Are we conditioned to dislike work?
How many times have you heard people in your organisation moaning & groaning about work? Is it a regular occurrence? We’ve all worked in places where people are comfortable vocalizing their distaste for the workplace. Think about it – how many times have you heard the following? “The weekends just don’t seem long […]
What engages you? Part 2
A few weeks back, we posed a question in one of our posts – what engages you? Ever since writing the article, I’ve found myself thinking about the things that really engage me at work. There’s a huge range of factors that come into play here – and it’s the same for each and every […]
It’s time to put happiness first
“We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.” (Shawn Achor) At People Lab, we’re really passionate about Positive Psychology. In fact, all of our work in employee engagement is grounded in the theories presented by positive psychology – the notion that happiness leads to success, and not the other […]
How cool is your office?
How cool is your workplace? I was having a chat with a friend recently about the changing face of the traditional office. You know the kind – grey carpets, flat packed furniture and filing cabinets as far as the eye can see. It seems that there’s a template for what ‘the office’ should look like, because […]
Talk to me: Are we creating a generation of bad communicators?
I wrote an article a few months back on how modern technologies and the digital age have the potential to isolate us from other people. From the preference of using email over making a phone call, to buying your dinner using a self-service checkout, it really is possible to make it through life speaking to […]
Sharing the Love: The Power of Positive Psychology
Picture this: It’s Friday night, and you’ve just met up with a couple of good friends for a few drinks. You’re sitting outside with your first glass of wine as the evening sets in. It’s warm out, and everyone sitting around you seems pretty happy. Your friend shares a funny story about their two year old, […]
Remembering the Good Times
At this time of year, it’s hard for a day to go by without hearing someone utter “The nights are definitely drawing in” or “It was dark at 7 o’clock last night – 7 O’CLOCK!” We all seem to behave as if the changing of the season is something entirely new, and we’re all seemingly baffled […]