Work life-integration matters for employees AND employers!

Since the 1960s the family dynamic has been changing, with women more involved in the workforce and men more involved in family life.  This shift in balance is a shift in the right direction for equality. However, research demonstrates workplaces have not kept up with these trends, making work-life integration difficult (especially for families).  Why … Continue reading Work life-integration matters for employees AND employers!

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 (including 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.

Workplace 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 Workplace Wellness Plans: Buyer Beware!