What’s your #toptip for flexible working?
At People Lab, we’ve always supported flexible working. In fact, we understand that giving employees the decision to choose their working pattern can play a key role in successful employee engagement. Employees feel trusted by their managers if they’re allowed to organise their own schedule, because it proves that the company doesn’t immediately assume they’re […]
Laura Trice: Remember to say thank you
In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you” — to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
How could Flexible Working work for you?
From 30th June this year, everyone in the UK who has worked in an organisation for 6 months or more has the right to request flexible working. This means that, once a year, YOU can approach your employer and request new working arrangements – and your employer has a legal obligation to act on it. […]
Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
The Road to Happiness: New research on avoiding the post-holiday blues
There aren’t many things that beat going on holiday. But how we feel when we return to work can have a huge impact on our performance – and enjoyment – of being back at our desks. We can all relate to that holiday feeling. Frantically packing the suncream, swimwear and sandals, googling images of the […]
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.” Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
Over the rainbow: What does the weather really do to our productivity?
So, you’re heading in for another day at the office. The sun is high in the sky, the spring flowers are in full bloom, and the distinct smell of summer is truly in the air. You’d be hard fetched on days like this to stifle a smile – well, it certainly beats wading through slushy […]
Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome
Neil Pasricha’s blog ‘1000 Awesome Things’ savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt and inspiring talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome. Read Neil’s blog, 1000 Awesome Things, for a happiness boost today! Find more inspiration at www.ted.com
Do what makes you happy
“We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.” (Shawn Achor) When we’re growing up, it’s a normal to let your imagination run wild with ideas for the future. I remember it so well – one week, I’d dream about being a Hollywood actress, the next I’d be planning which […]