The Thriving at Work report released in 2017 makes it clear: organisations have a responsibility to the mental health of their employees. The independent review into workplace mental health was commissioned by the Prime Minister in January 2017. Stevenson and Farmer's report looked at how employers can provide better support to all employees. There are … Continue reading Mental Health in the Workplace: Thriving at Work
I’ve been measuring emotional engagement and well-being for over 18 years, and there is a significant change in the way people are self-reporting their wellbeing. I’m not talking about whether levels of well-being are generally rising or falling, I’m talking about the way in which people feel as opposed to the way they think...
Last time I wrote about how Stress may NOT be harmful, depending upon your attitude towards it. This time I'm writing about how stress can actually be good for you, and good for your business too! We know that if you are under significant levels of stress and that you believe stress to be harmful to you … Continue reading Creating the Body Chemistry for Engagement and Success
I previously blogged about gaining buy-in, through using cognitive dissonance effectively. Today I'm talking about the other factors that are necessary. If you want people to change, firstly they need to feel that the change has a purpose which they can identify with - and feel a part of (see Part 1.) Once this is established it is vital to … Continue reading Part 2 The magic formula for effective change
I often work with businesses who have carried out staff surveys and who are carefully implementing the outcome's the recommendations. Sometimes these can fall by the wayside, though, when they do not appear to be creating the huge rush of appreciation and motivation that is expected from the employees! They ask me "why isn't this … Continue reading When people complain about the coffee they may be saying much more….
Employee engagement surveys can be deceiving. You need to be asking the right questions in order to find out if employees are emotionally or transactionally engaged. Only emotionally engaged people will be committed to their company.