Ted Talk of the Week: Kathryn Schulz: On Being Wrong
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
Are enterprise social networks (ESNs) a force for good or evil?
We’re going to be hosting a table talk at the SMiLE London event on 25th September in London. We’ll be discussing whether or not ESNs are a force for good or evil and exploring the psychological and people impacts of using ESNs. Why are we interested in this area? Social media is becoming an […]
Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Why is happiness still a dirty word at work?
I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Tal Ben Shahar recently, put on by the folks from Action from Happiness. Having read his book Happier a few years ago, it was great to see the man himself in action. I’d highly recommend reading Happier, which looks at the science of happiness…. What really […]
Got an interview? There’s only one question you should be asking
The hunt for your next career opportunity can be a stressful time, with many of us penning thought provoking questions to ask our potential employers. But when it comes to securing that dream job, how many of us take an interest in employee engagement and company culture? The quest for a new role can be […]
Job as a Job, Career or Calling – Which is Yours?
Message from Emma: Before you get stuck into our latest blog I’d like to formally welcome Lizzy to the People Lab team. You can get to know Lizzy a little better over the coming weeks, but here is her first blog, in which she talks about the differences between a job, career and calling, and […]
5 Simple Tips for Promoting Positivity at Work
If, like us, you’re passionate about promoting positivity at work, you may have found yourself slightly frustrated at times. How am I supposed to make a change, when I’m just one little person in a big organisation? Where do I start?! The search for happiness may be more deeply embedded in your organisation that you think. […]