Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
It’s Time to Shout for Flexible Working
A recent study has revealed that a staggering 73% of employees are still unaware of the impending changes to the law on flexible working next week. In the East of England, this figure reached a massive 83% – proving that it really is time to shout about flexible working. The Glassdoor 2014 Flexible Working Survey was […]
What’s important to me at work?
What’s important to me at work? Card Exercise Here’s one of the top tools in our kit for improving employee engagement in many organisations we’ve worked for! Download and print this card template, and use it as part of your employee engagement approach: Click here to download the What’s Important To Me card exercise template. 1 […]
Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
What makes YOU happy at work? New research reveals how happy we really are…
It’s fairly commonplace to hear the gentle rumblings of ‘Ugh, not ANOTHER Monday’ amongst friends, family and colleagues. In the UK, it seems as though we’re conditioned to dislike our work. The few occasions that I’ve told others that I truly love my job, I’ve been met with several reactions. Some show utter disdain – […]
Benjamin Wallace: The price of happiness
Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
Flexible Working Overheard: 4 Common Myths
On 30th June, the law around flexible working will change – meaning that thousands of employees throughout the UK will have the right to request flexible working arrangements. This has been a newsworthy topic over the last few weeks, and is certainly a subject that’ll be coming up at a coffee machine near you any […]
It’s not me, it’s you: The power of a great manager
I don’t know about you, but I’ve worked for some pretty terrible people over the years. There was the boss that banned laughter, because it ‘distracted from the job.’ The manager who gossiped about the (very personal) reason I was absent, with just about anyone who’d listen. Then there was the team leader who endlessly […]