Trust and mental health

High rates of stress and mental illness in New Zealand workplaces mean there is increasing recognition of the need to protect wellbeing and foster mental health at work. Otherwise, we lose talented staff through stigma, stress and distress, and see team resilience and innovation suffer. Having more skilful conversations, between [...]

2020-02-24T14:27:19+13:00July 27th, 2018|

Faking it on the job – the cost of emotional labour

Maintaining a calm and pleasant demeanour with customers, clients and colleagues can be hard work, and at those times when we don’t feel calm and pleasant, it can be downright exhausting. For many of us, being able to maintain a level of control over who we interact with, and how [...]

2020-02-24T14:00:16+13:00May 30th, 2018|

Wellbeing and engagement both enhance productivity

In our rapidly changing economic, political and social environment, organisations need to be more agile and innovative than ever before. We know that when employees are both engaged and thriving, they are more likely to be agile and resilient, able to navigate major organisational changes as well as disruptions in [...]

2020-02-24T13:58:18+13:00September 4th, 2017|

Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

(Title taken from New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman’s book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.) Have you heard of VUCA? Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity? It’s the in-vogue catchphrase used to describe our rapidly changing world and lives. In our [...]

2020-02-24T13:45:13+13:00September 4th, 2017|