Is Father Christmas engaged at work?
Is Father Christmas engaged at work? With Christmas almost upon us, I’d thought I’d write a seasonal blog… I was wondering about Father Christmas – do you think he is engaged at work? Over the years there have been a whole host of depictions of Father Christmas or Santa. From the happy, jolly version […]
Ted Talk of the Week – David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence?language=en
Employee Engagement: Lessons from Alice
Employee Engagement: Lessons from Alice I’ve been reading Alice in Wonderland to my kids over the past few weeks, and I’ve been reminded of all the great words of wisdom that can be found in the book. One particular favourite of mine is the following passage: Whilst I could apply this to so many […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work#t-721700
Artificial Intelligence? Here’s a brain-teaser for you… Can you guess what the equation below is used for? No it’s not quantum physics… It’s actually the formula the People Analytics team at Google developed to help hiring committees decide which software engineers to promote. The equation was tested and found to be reliable. But… it was […]
Ted Talk Of The Week: Michael Norton: How to buy happiness
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.