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Involve Your People In Recruiting Their Managers

I’ve written previously that one route to a happier workplace is to enable people to choose who manages them, and change their manager if its not working out. Some organizations find that a bit of a challenge but a good first step is to involve people when managers are recruited. Ella Heeks was Managing Director […]

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How To Change A De-Motivated Work Culture

People don’t resist change, they resist being changed. See how Marion Janner’s approach to change in the workplace is too good to resist. Our image of a hospital mental health ward is not very exciting. Apart from occasional therapy sessions we might expect to see little activity beyond watching TV, and dis-engaged staff. Indeed five […]

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Putting Strengths Into Practice At Work

A “strength session” at work can help people identify their strengths and actually use them. My last post was on finding out what your people are good at, to help them play to their strengths. So how can you put this idea into practice? Georgie Fienberg is the founder of Afrikids, an inspirational charity working […]

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Getting People To Do What They’re Good At, At Work

Are you and your people using your strengths at work? One of the simplest ways to make your people happier, and more productive, is to ensure they spend their time at work doing what they are good at. That may sound obvious but it is surprisingly rare. Based on asking over a million people, Gallup […]

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Create A Kindness Budget At Work

Does your company have a kindness budget? I met this week with Ole Kassow whose Danish company (www.wemind.dk) works with companies to create happier cultures. One example was working with a Danish mobile phone company. Most European mobile phone companies have customer turnover rates of over 40%. Yes, they lose 4 in 10 customers each […]

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