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Phased retirement and wellbeing

Phased retirement, where the retiree feels in control of their decisions, is better for their wellbeing. Meaningful (rather than financially necessary) bridging roles enable long-time employees to have second careers where they can apply their skills in mission-driven organisations. But wait! Pressuring employees to be do-gooders is associated with higher levels of psychological entitlement and […]

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Activity is more than mood enhancing

You have probably experienced the mood enhancement from walking, even in dreary environments.  It seems to be connected with our erstwhile hunt for food, that had a positive effect on us.  While we have a propensity for idleness, we always feel better when we are active. Running helps us even more: it improves our executive […]

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Worrying impacts the workplace

Employers are realising that their staff need support with their financial education, particularly around pensions planning. It’s in their best interests, as money worries have an impact on productivity. Financial wellbeing is just as important as physical and mental wellbeing. That kind of support isn’t to suppress negative emotions. It can be detrimental to show only […]

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Disruptive talent

Is it time you found your rebel yell? I bet you show attitude in the classroom, wanting to cut to the chase. So how about showing attitude elsewhere in work? Disruption is more than talk though; it’s also about good ideas and follow-though. You may feel constrained by the Hippo in the room (highest paid […]

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The dark side of transparency

Agile approaches to design lead to greater transparency, including in learning design. But transparency across the board may not be such a great idea as it can stifle creativity; lead to lower levels of trust; and lead to frustratingly longer decision-making cycles. However, businesses with an authentic climate – where employees can be transparent about their […]

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