Happiness At Work???

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This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time.  This post covers the peer-reviewed academic paper shown below. Happiness has fascinated philosophers and the rest of us since, like, forever.  However mainstream science only jumped on the bandwagon recently with the birth of 'positive psychology'.  The good … Continue reading Happiness At Work???

Workplace Wellbeing: Beyond the fruit bowl & off the yoga mat.

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Wellness is the new black Workplace Wellbeing is big business worldwide and getting bigger.  Here in New Zealand (and no doubt other places) there is ever-increasing legislative imperatives for employers to take employee wellbeing seriously. Sadly, there are also stories of large investments with little benefit. There are even worse stories of alarming ethics e.g. … Continue reading Workplace Wellbeing: Beyond the fruit bowl & off the yoga mat.

Are those plants on your desk helping you focus?

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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?

Workplace Wellness Plans: Buyer Beware!

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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 … Continue reading Workplace Wellness Plans: Buyer Beware!

Wellbeing@work: A Case Study

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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