The term ‘Mindfulness’ seems to be popping up everywhere these days, but particularly in discussions on company success, workplace culture and employee wellbeing. This is an area that’s currently buzzing with activity, so if you haven’t yet heard of it, or you’re not sure what it’s about, here’s a very mini introduction (while I become more mindful of my time, and can write something more meaty…)
Company culture is incredibly complex. There are a huge number of different factors which can influence what a company’s culture will be like. These factors can interact with each other in unpredictable ways, so that every culture can seem to be the product of a unique combination of poorly understood and abstract concepts. Even expert definitions of what company culture actually is vary widely.
It’s no wonder that many people feel the culture of the company they work for is big, complicated, and something over which they have no influence. But what if they’re forgetting something?Read More »
In this illuminating TED talk, Margaret Heffernan explains why companies should cultivate social capital, rather than individual performers, thereby turning traditional high-performer strategies on their heads. How are the super-chickens handled in your company?
How many times a day do you say sorry?
Whilst the exact number might not instantly spring to your mind, thankfully someone else has done some research for us. A 2011 survey of over 1,000 Brits found that many of us say ‘sorry’ up to 8 times a day, which equates to 2,920 times a year and 233,600 times in a lifetime. 12% of those surveyed said the s-word more than 20 times a day.
That’s a whole lot of sorry.Read More »