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Four ways to help your team bring their best selves to work

‘Bring your best self to work’ is a phrase we hear often in news articles, motivational podcasts, on the recruitment section of company websites. But what does it actually mean?  Far from being a mere nostalgic nod to the days of Oprah, the concept of ‘our best self’ reveals a significant shift in the way we …

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How to reduce workplace stress

Workplace stress is increasingly becoming a critical issue for organisations. According to a recent study by the Resilience Institute of over 16,000 workers across 250 organisations, 77 per cent of workers regard their working environment as high stress. While the personal cost to workers are wide-ranging – think anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia and …

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Six ways Neuroscience engages employees

One challenge facing employers is achieving ongoing engagement in employee wellness programs. Very few programs succeed; the 10 per cent that do are backed by scientific models that focus on both engagement and retention. The neuroscience of engagement focuses on novelty, complexity and positivity. This is because the human brain is neurologically hardwired to get …

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It’s Australia’s inaugural workplace flexibility day!

Today is an important day. Today marks the first ever Australian Workplace Flexibility day – which of course we wholeheartedly support. “Flexible Working Day is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase how flexible working can benefit all employees and employers. It’s also a day to address flexism by challenging and transforming our views and thoughts about …

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Not Getting Anywhere? Goal-setting Just Got SMART-ER

Most people have heard of SMART goal setting, by which we set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-based. Sometimes, though, this doesn’t work for everyone. We may experience that feeling of failure because we’ve set our sights too high and now feel ambivalent about the effort required to get there, or our …

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