One size does not fit all

I find it interesting that whatever article you read there is always a counter argument. ..

This week I read that Wellbeing strategies aren’t necessarily the solution to our raising mental health issues.  Whilst still important to consider the wellness of our employees it’s no point providing yoga if it’s the internal workings and processes within the organisation that are causing the stress in the first place.

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Zoe Penman
The key to growth - be a bit less bad

I’m bad at a lot of things. 99.9% of things one could possibly be bad at.

I can’t sail a boat, I can’t throw left handed, I know nothing about quantum physics, I’m not a great cook, I can’t speak any other languages and I’m a truly awful singer. You get the idea - the list could go on for months.

But none of this really bothers me. I don’t define my sense of self-worth based on how good I am at karaoke. In fact, I’m pretty happy to laugh about it.

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Andy Pope
To transform or not to transform, that is the question for HR teams

Rarely does a day go by when I’m not reading something that reiterates the speed of change we are facing.  Be it automation, AI or the changing workforce due to the rise of the contingent worker.  It’s probably not surprising then that businesses seem to be in a state of change (or chaos depending on your viewpoint), but the question is how do HR teams rise to this challenge and come out on top?

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Zoe Penman
Don't start with habits, finish with them

You may have noticed that there’s a lot written about habits at the moment.

Often this focusses on the perspective that habits are the foundation on which your success is built, and therefore if you want to be more successful, you need to change your habits.

The line up of habits to change is conspicuously homogenous across many of the pieces written:

  • Get up earlier

  • Exercise more

  • Set aside time to plan your work

  • Meditate

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Andy Pope