17
Mar

Top Tips for Engagement Through a Healthy Work-life Balance

Top Tips for Engagement Through a Healthy Work-life Balance Last week we talked about sustaining engagement at work by using the HSE Management Standards for reducing stress and promoting healthy working. Below are our top tips based around 3 of the standards: Job demand (workload patterns and environment), Control (an individual’s influence over their work), Support (encouragement …

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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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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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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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9
Oct

World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10th October

Let’s talk about it: promoting well-being in work Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and we’re all invited to consider what we can each do to promote our well-being. Have you had your five-a-day? asks Mind in their awareness raising campaign and I ask myself how their five-a-day relates to promoting employee well-being. Be …

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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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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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