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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26
Jan

Mental Health, Mindfulness and Men: Time to Act

On 4th February, my colleagues and I will be joining the national Time to Talk about mental health campaign by taking 5 minutes of our day (probably more, knowing us) to ask each other about how we’re looking after ourselves. While we will not deny the benefits of exercise, good diet and a decent night’s …

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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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6
Jan

We wish you a healthy 2016.

It’s Time to Take Stress Seriously says the CIPD; In its article headed ‘What’s Coming in 2016?’ People Management states that for the sixth consecutive year, employers questioned in the CIPD’s 2015 absence management survey reported an increase in stress-related absence and mental ill-health in their organisation. The top reason for this remains a lack …

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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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20
Oct

Mindfulness at Work

Are you aware of how Mindfulness can help to reduce tension and improve performance at work? Many individuals are beginning to experience the benefits of regular mindfulness practice, however, there can be a lack of understanding at a business level as to how such a practice could be beneficial in the workplace. Research shows a …

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