TED Talk of the Week: Shawn Achor, The Happy Secret To Better Work
It’s International Day of Happiness! Here’s a golden nugget of a TED Talk from Shawn Achor. Reverse the formula, be positive, and be happier at work.
Employee engagement and you
Employee engagement and you Can you quite believe we are already in March 2015? I’m sure some of us are still coming around to reality again after the holiday festivities, rubbing sleep out of our eyes, stretching, yawning, wondering when we will see the sun again (surely, it can’t be long now?). Sun or […]
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn! Sometimes working in engagement can feel a little bit like being a marriage guidance counselor. So often my role involves opening up the lines of communication between individuals and teams. Getting people to open up and talk about what they want and need from their work […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Daniele Quercia: Happy maps
Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way. http://www.ted.com/talks/daniele_quercia_happy_maps
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
There’s no such thing as a free breakfast
There’s no such thing as a free breakfast I worked with a client some years ago, who were going through the process of moving some 2000 employees from a rather outdated office into a lovely, shiny new office. They came up with what they thought was a brilliant idea – to give all employees a […]
Does your workspace engage you?
Does your workspace engage you? These days well over half of employees work in open plan spaces. A good work environment is somewhere employees can communicate freely, but do open plan offices support or inhibit this? Open plan seems like a good idea but what about the downside? How well do employees work when they […]
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 […]
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. […]