Do you ever take the time to think?
Just a thought...
Whilst genuine employee engagement can’t be achieved by top-down edicts, there are nevertheless some leadership behaviours that can really act as an obstacle to it. But what’s this got to do with butter?
Well, imagine tasting a new dish in a restaurant. The description of ingredients on the menu sounds promising: a fresh combination of different yet complementary colours, tastes and textures, infused with an uplifting sauce (ok, jus - it’s a posh restaurant). But when you try it you r… continue reading
Research by the University of Sussex* suggests that one way to be happier at work is to take a proper lunch break away from the desk. In fact, the researchers found that those who reported the most improved levels of happiness were the ones who took a lunch break outdoors (although I’m guessing they didn’t carry out their research on a freezing cold day in January!). So is it surprising to find that, based on other recent research from the BBC**, over 50% of employe… continue reading
Take a moment now to consider life without driving. You would be deprived of a sense of freedom and you may even feel lonely and lost. Blind people are always faced with these emotions as they are restricted in the distances they can travel. A driverless car could be life changing for them and for many other people with disabilities, some of which are listed below;
- Elderly drivers who aren’t confident driving at night
- El… continue reading
I recently spotted an article on LinkedIn about a topic that is close to my heart: employee engagement. (And no, it wasn’t about betrothals in the workplace!) Written by Mark Crowley* it explores Google’s approach to managing and fully engaging its workforce and offers hope that creating an organisation where employees are inspired, creative, fulfilled and eager to go the extra mile is indeed still possible in this age of economic austerity.
Many of you will have heard of som… continue reading
London's budding restauranteurs are finding creative ways to put their businesses on the map. Roadside food stalls allow them to experiment with ideas without having to rent costly premises or take on waiting staff.
Kitchenette, the UK’s first street-food incubator, has taken on eight aspiring food entrepreneurs in its first 12-week programme, which began in January. A second will start in September. The first tranche consists of an eclectic mix of businesses. Panouzzo was dreamt up by two brothers to sell toasted sand… continue reading