Are those plants on your desk helping you focus?

Yes, plants can help you perform better at certain tasks, maybe. A study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology asked 34 students to perform certain cognitive tasks.  Half had four plants on their desk (inducing some flowers) the other half used the same room, performed the same task, but had no plants to keep them … Continue reading Are those plants on your desk helping you focus?

Wellbeing: The Catch is you!!

The problem with most home or work based wellbeing programs is people. Yep. People. People get in the way of themselves.  Time and time again.  Oh and again. This brings us back to another topic I have been discussing (the science of) recently i.e. habit change. A few more articles have caught my eye and … Continue reading Wellbeing: The Catch is you!!

NAB Australia Wellbeing Report Highlights.

For Q1 2018 the National Australia Bank (NAB) Annual Wellbeing Report fell to its lowest levels (of wellbeing) since it began in 2013. Ouch. The key highlights - or should we say low lights: Happiness was down 3.7 points to 62.6 (out of a possible 100). Life satisfaction was down 3.6 points to 62.5. Sense … Continue reading NAB Australia Wellbeing Report Highlights.

Wellness Plans: Buyer Beware!

I set my foot in the corporate world in 1997, holding my phone (the size of my shoe), wearing my large lapelled, purple dress-suit with so much pride, enthusiasm and naivety.  Since those heady days, I have seen more corporate trends come and go than mobile phones.  Ok small exaggeration, but I feel you get me. … Continue reading Wellness Plans: Buyer Beware!

Wellbeing@work: A Case Study

But first This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time. This post covers a wellbeing at work case study (in manufacturing) written up in Occupational Health in 2015. I’m sure you know when you are experiencing wellbeing and when you are not. However, this does not … Continue reading Wellbeing@work: A Case Study

Wellbeing at work: what causes it?

This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time. This post summarises a presentation at the 2017 World Congress for the International Positive Psychology Association on what promotes wellbeing at work. Background Goods news - work, even with its inherent challenges and dramas, is good for your … Continue reading Wellbeing at work: what causes it?