Mental Health: So How Much Work is too Much?

The following is a snippet from a New Scientist article on the growing push towards reducing hours, from working a five day week to a four day week while still receiving the five day wage. I’m specifically looking at the mental health aspect, which I thought was interesting (see below for the full article). “Huong… Read More

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How You Can Promote A Healthy Lifestyle To Your Environment

When you choose to live a healthy lifestyle it may mean you having to change a few things in your life. And, while this includes altering your diet and getting actively involved in an exercise regime, there is much more to it. You might not be aware, but this also touches on: Your surroundings; Where… Read More

What is Boredom … erm …

Research Paper Title The Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind: Toward a regulatory theory of boredom. Introduction Boredom appears to be ubiquitous. It affects both healthy individuals and patient populations. It affects individuals of all genders and ages, and from all cultures. It finds us at home or at work. It finds drivers behind the wheel, students… Read More

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: great collaboration; increased employee engagement; and (lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More

HR Advice: Severe Weather FAQs

What should I do if I am unable to come to work? You should follow normal absence reporting procedures and, depending on your circumstances, discuss with your line manager alternative working arrangements, such as: Working from home; Working from an alternative work-place; Changing your work pattern; Leave; or Working back the time. What leave is… Read More

Does Standing Up Produce Sharper Minds?

Office desks at which you stand are all the rage. Abundant evidence suggests that sitting down for long periods is bad for health, and that working standing up is thus better for you. But is it better for the job? A piece of research just published in Psychological Science by Yaniv Mama of Ariel University,… Read More