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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29
Feb

Are Your People Awesome?

Are Your People Awesome? We’re attending a series of networking events to launch the next phase of Namasté Culture’s creative response to growing the health and wellbeing agenda. Our new pop-up banner poses the question, Are your people awesome? By asking this question, we’re inviting you to consider the health, wellbeing and happiness of your employees, making …

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16
Feb

Is Your Workplace Psychologically Healthy?

The good news is you might already have the right company culture, practices and policies that mean you have a psychologically healthy working environment. But how do you know for certain if your working environment is a healthy place to be? We all seem to have a good idea of how to recognise risks to physical health, but do …

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29
Jan

Training Taster Sessions – Early 2016

At Namasté Culture we want to be sure that what we do is a good fit for your business needs. We know that it’s not just about the training content, the trainer has to be able to connect with your people and bring to life subjects that could be a bit dry when delivered in the wrong …

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19
Jan

Men – It Really Is Time To Talk!

Time to Change are asking employers to make a point of taking five minutes on 4th February to talk about mental health. Last year I focused on the stigma that seems to go hand in hand with any discussion around mental health, even though we all have mental health, be it good or bad, just …

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10
Dec

Christmas pickle: managing your work-life balance and feeling the joy

Which dictionary definition best reflects your festive intentions and experience? Pickle: ˈpɪk(ə)l/ 1. A relish consisting of vegetables or fruit preserved in vinegar and enhanced by festive spices such as cinnamon or clove, perfect with cheese and Port. 2.  Experiencing a difficult situation characterised by feelings of panic brought about by Christmas deadlines.  (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~) Are …

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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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6
Oct

Introduction to David Lynch and his first article – Courage in Leadership

I am delighted that David joined us at Namasté Culture as an L&D Professional of the Highest Order on a short-term contract in the summer, our collaboration worked so well there was no way I could let him leave in the autumn to take his talents elsewhere! David now shares L&D development and delivery with …

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18
Jun

Keeping Your Finger On The Pulse

Have you ever been surprised to find out that things were going wrong with individuals or your team? Are you last to know if someone has a health issue, is stressed or simply dissatisfied with their working life? If this sounds like you, you need to adapt a very simple management technique – Management By …

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5
Jun

Mental Health Problems cost UK employers £26 billion each year

The business case for supporting good mental health In the first of several blogs, we look at the findings of the recent Mental Health Taskforce and what it means for you, your staff, and the success of your organisation. What is mental health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as: ‘a state of …

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