When making decisions, we often revert back to what we know. Given the need to adapt to change, those old answers may not be the best. We can help ourselves by asking questions; process questions that enable us to learn and reapply the learning are different from those that seek information only. Quiet time allows […]
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Ask someone how they are these days, and they’ll likely answer “busy”. We measure our worth not by the results we achieve, but by how much of our time we spend doing. The Scandinavians have a different approach to life. Swedish companies have instigated a 6-hour working day; and Danes are living by Hygge – […]
Millions here in the UK have been gripped by The Archers radio soap opera about the psychological abuse suffered by Helen, causing her to doubt herself and her efficacy (and to stab her husband). Violence against women is one cause of the gender wage gap that isn’t getting enough attention. Hiding the abuse means that […]
Casual game play (with low barrier to entry, and enjoyed in short bursts), motivates and leads to better learning outcomes, as a result of increased alertness and concentration. Casual games come at a much lower cost than serious games (those designed for specific skills building). An in-workplace version of Pokemon Go wouldn’t be low cost, […]
“When your body feels cared for and respected, your thinking improves”, according to Nancy Kline. No more minimalist offices then. Roll on rich, characterful workplaces that lead to better outcomes. Where you sit can also raise your productivity by up to 15%, particularly if you are paired with someone with different strengths or better performance. […]