21
Sep

Training That Makes A Difference

I was delighted to hear that a recent delegate on our  12 month Management Development Programme had sent out a testimonial to her network, talking about 10 takeaways from the training. We don’t often blow our own trumpet at Namasté , we tend to focus on helping others rather than helping ourselves, however, this is …

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20
Jan

All Change Please. Understanding The Psychology Of Change And Managing Change Using Positive Psychology

Why Do We Need To Change? Change is fundamental for life. From an evolutionary, Darwinian perspective, change means survival. The behaviours or traits of individuals that are most beneficial persist to help the species adapt to a changing environment. In business, a similar evolution is essential for growth, as Richard Branson, who not only embraces, …

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5
Jul

Vive La Difference

Change of Perspective: Over the last few weeks we have looked at the mental health risks for men and women and how each gender’s experience of stress is different. We suggested that our unique experience of the world and the workplace is not limited to gender but rather is defined by the complex interplay of …

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22
Apr

Is £1 Billion Enough To Make A Difference?

Investing in Mental Health Initiatives The English government recently announced a £1 billion investment in mental health services to help those struggling with mental health issues to find or return to work over the next 5 years. They have pledged to improve how mental health is managed, including increased access for employees to talking therapies. …

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11
Mar

Engagement or Burnout: Getting Work Life Balance Right In Your Workplace.

Engagement or Burnout:  Getting Work Life Balance Right In Your Workplace. Work-life balance (WLB) is an ancient truth, embedded in our social history – how many times have you heard the phrase (first recorded in 1659) “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? Today our definition is often linked with long working …

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10
Nov

Let’s Talk About It…

The CIPD’s Autumn 2015 Employee Outlook Research reports that employee ratings around their relationship to their managers have worsened, particularly around respect, confidence and trust. It also identifies the importance of matching skill sets to job role and the detrimental impact on employee motivation when there is a mismatch.   The research suggests that one way …

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10
Apr

The Effects Of Conflict At Work And How To Prevent It

New research by CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development has identified conflict at work as a major cause of stress amongst employees. The report Getting Under the Skin of Workplace Conflict found that one in three UK employees have experienced some sort of conflict during the previous year. Of these 29% experienced …

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