Our latest thoughts, ideas and tips on all aspects of making people happier, more engaged and higher-performing.

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Diversity & Inclusion: An Adventurer’s Perspective

Increasingly in the modern working culture, businesses are pushed (and are pushing) further towards having diverse, inclusive workforces. This is great to see! What is less encouraging is the number of companies who seem to see this as nothing more than a box-checking exercise. Phrases like “We need more women in tech”, when said without […]

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World Mental Health Day & The Super-Carers

Today is World Mental Health Day! The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to advocate for positive mental health and against stigma.  The theme of world mental health day is suicide and suicide prevention, serious topics that are, more often not, more heavily stigmatised than the mental illness […]

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Organisational culture is your brand

Understanding organisational culture – Tips to help your business thrive

We all have our own unique personalities that set us apart from everyone else and define us. Similarly, every organisation has its own vision, rules, practices and guidelines. This is essentially the organisation’s personality. This is known as organisational culture. Much like a human personality it has certain traits and triggers which help it imporve […]

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How to Create a Thriving Company Culture

Every company wants to create the best possible corporate culture for themselves and their employees, but not all manage to make it happen! One of the best possible ways to create a thriving, successful company culture is by fostering one in which feedback is asked for, implemented, and rewarded. In fact, 78% of employees who […]

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Happiness at work: Autonomy & Flexibility

Want to know one of my most shocking discoveries when I was studying business psychology? I discovered that autonomy is one of the main catalysts for job satisfaction, wellbeing, performance and happiness at work. This surprised me because none of my previous jobs had given me the flexibility to be autonomous!  I didn’t know that […]

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Top 5 data-driven ways to boost employee satisfaction

Before we highlight the innovative ways to boost employee satisfaction, it’s probably wise to set the scene… Employee satisfaction levels reflect the sentiment and culture of the company. Happy and satisfied people will work harder, streamline processes and massively improve culture. Paving the way for better recruitment and staff retention. Satisfaction breeds satisfaction. Dissatisfaction breeds […]

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The Rise of the Independent & Collaborative Worker

Background: why independence? Last month I had the best answer to an interview question ever: “So Tom what’s your dream job?” “My dream job is to be able to work at my laptop wherever I am in the world’” –Tom, 18 years old.  This was the answer I got when Matt Stannard, our Head of […]

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Why employee engagement matters and how to improve it

In today’s unpredictable economic environment, measuring employee engagement, satisfaction & happiness can get pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. This is unwise. By ignoring the happiness of the most important part of your business, (your people) you run the risk of failing to achieve your business goals and becoming a less attractive prospect […]

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The Impact of sleep on wellness & productivity

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, we are working longer hours than ever before – this massively affects our sleep patterns! And we are sacrificing our sleep to do this. One-third of people in Britain are estimated to suffer from a lack of sleep on a regular basis. Poor quality sleep harms your brain’s reaction […]

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