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I worked with a client some years ago, who were going through the process of moving some 2000 employees from a rather outdated office into a lovely, shiny new office.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 […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and […]
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 […]
How D’You Like Your Eggs?
How d’you like your eggs? 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% when chefs could see their […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins […]
Mending your Windows
Mending Your Windows Did you know that in 1992 in New York City, there were 2154 murders and 626,182 serious crimes? But then something unexpected happened: the crime rate began to turn. Within 5 years the murder rate had dropped by 64.3% and serious crime by 50%. A pretty good result for an area […]