February 16, 2018

The Positive Psychology behind Random Acts of Kindness

  *Don’t miss our 30 Random Acts of Kindness ideas – download it for free here!* This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, an event we love celebrating here at People Lab. Random Acts of Kindness (or RAOK) are simple, free or inexpensive acts that anyone can do, to spread a little kindness and […]

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February 7, 2018

The Importance of Workplace Friendships

  Whether you’re based in an office or in another working environment, it’s likely that you’re spending a considerable proportion of your time at work. On average, UK employees spend 31 hours a week at work*, though spending eight hours or more in the workplace each day isn’t uncommon. Coupled with time spent sleeping, commuting […]

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December 11, 2017

Why does gratitude at work matter?

I recently watched a fantastic documentary, called Minimalism (I know, I know – I’m really late to the party here!) For those of you who haven’t seen it, the film centres on two men in the US, who call themselves ‘The Minimalists.’ They gave up all belongings they considered unnecessary, seeking to achieve happiness with […]

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April 11, 2017

Why does employee engagement work? The positive psychology behind engagement

  There’s no doubt that employee engagement has come a long way in the last decade. It has moved from a management buzzword to something which is being taken seriously in companies, and seen as a critical element of HR. But although the business case has been well made, and we now have a much […]

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April 5, 2017

What’s cooking? How employee appreciation can get better results

If you’re eating out anytime soon and want to get a good meal, then choose to eat in a place where the chefs can see you whilst they cook. Why? A recent research study showed that customer satisfaction with food shot up by 10 per cent when chefs could see their customers, even though customers […]

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