What is your preferred title?

I recently received a communication that was signed ‘Mx’ from a colleague who had previously signed communications as ‘Mr’. This prompted me to ask some questions and do some research; for me it is not about labelling and compartmentalising, it is about being informed, inclusive and respectful. ‘Mx’ is one of many gender neutral or non-binary…

Collaborative Intelligence

Which of these terms are you more familiar with: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence Augmentation or Collaborative Intelligence? Whilst they are differing processes and perspectives Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA) will change our interactions with technology and they are an ever emergent part of the fabric of organisations. This article in the HBR  although lengthy,…

Do you focus or fixate?

This week we are sharing what it means to us individually when we focus or fixate and what we do to shift our attention. Neena A key learning for me during my mindfulness journey has been the focus vs fixation of my attention. Here’s an analogy that was presented to me and it resonated loud…

Eight positive benefits of mindfulness

The relationship between mindfulness and stress is well documented. Our awareness of stress and the negative impact it has on ours and other lives is becoming more perceptible. Mindfulness, as a stress reducing therapy, is becoming increasingly used in clinical practice and its impetus in and outside the workplace is gaining steady traction. Whether it’s…

Dark necessities are part of my design

During a recent debate discussing the need for emotional intelligence and agility in the workplace a challenging thought was put on the table when someone presented their perspective that self-regulation was about “hiding emotions wasn’t it?” I have always considered it as being mindful of our internal narrative, accepting our emotions by recognising and then…

Nudges do work

Recently I have been incorporating the ‘Telomeres Manifesto’ as a nudge in organisations, to better manage stress and well-being. Simply put, the nudge theory states that small changes in the “choice architecture” of people can lead to meaningful shifts in behaviour. During his time as Google’s SVP for People Operations, Laszlo Bock investigated and invested…

Your journey in 2018

What do you want to see and experience along the way? Who is travelling with you? What are you really looking forward to? How do you want to feel? I have decided wherever my road takes me, the journey is going to be an easy one. Easy is my word for 2018. After all it’s…

A guide to mental ill-health at work

I came across this guide earlier today. It’s a very practical and pragmatic guide to creating mentally healthy workplaces. On reading this guide I was shocked by this statistic… “One in six people experience the symptoms of a mental health problem in any given week in England” The Mental Health Foundation website lots of resources available,…