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Are you engaged at work or enjoying your work?

The idea that performance drives engagement, rather than the other way round, is perhaps indicative of an industry and a mindset that is missing the point. The term “engagement” seems like a business / HR construct to describe something quite difficult to pin down. What we actually say when we [...]

Engagement Drives Performance

The idea that performance drives engagement, rather than the other way round, is perhaps indicative of an industry and a mindset that is missing the point. The term “engagement” seems like a business / HR construct to describe something quite difficult to pin down. It’s not what we say [...]

Sitting Down Could be Killing You

Sitting Disease - heard of it? Are you sitting down right now? Being on your backside for hours each day is a major threat to your health. Research suggests it could be shortening your life by up to six years. We sit on average for 8 hours a day and some people sit for up to 15. If you [...]

Workplace Enjoyment

A lesson from Pink Floyd I saw a statistic today from Gallup that only 8% of people experience overall wellbeing, because of their work – that’s pretty sad. The line "hanging on in quiet desperation" came to mind and I looked up the lyrics from that seminal album, Dark Side of the Moon. [...]

Jumping To Conclusions – When Unconscious Biases Get In The Way

Last week I was reading an old article that I found on the Harvard Business Review’s website called “How (Un)ethical Are You” by Dr Banaji and her peers. The article suggests that all of us are innately governed by our biases and our skewed perceptions of the world, and even if we strive [...]

Enjoyment at Work Thought Piece

Why all the fuss about happiness? This month’s Harvard Business Review has on its front cover the smiley face icon (incidentally, an image developed in the early 60’s by an advertising executive that earned $60million is licensing fees by the end of the decade – that would make you smile!). [...]

Common mistakes businesses make when trying to create enjoyment

Want your workplace to be enjoyable? The common mistakes businesses make Employees that enjoy their job work harder; the business gets the best out of the employee and they help the organisation to succeed.   So it’s common sense that businesses try to create a workplace where employees [...]

Making a Connection

A story from a colleague of mine resonated with me! She poses an interesting question at the end. "Katya was playing on the carousel in the mall today, and was joined by another little girl of the same age. They both immediately became 'rescuers' and started galloping in order to save some [...]

Who Creates Enjoyment?

Casey Stoners’ recent announcement that he’s retiring “because he’s not enjoying riding motorcycles anymore” was interesting on many levels. Interesting because the core reason was not because he has lost the love of actual riding (although he has some health issues which is making [...]

Focus on Enjoyment Not Happiness

A question to all parents or prospective parents. What do you hope for your child when they grow up? If you answered “that they will be happy”, you wouldn’t be alone. Many parents would say that’s what they really want their children to be when they reach maturity (and of course during [...]