Smarter Working Practices: How to harness human potential and support wellbeing in an always-on world

What are we doing with our people, our time and our use of technology? Is it making us happier and more efficient or are at least some of the outcomes dangerous? Smart employers need to pay attention to these questions… and find better answers.

Millenials in the workplace: How to protect them from burnout and improve internal communication in the era of always-on

This blog post about millenials in the workplace is the courtesy of our new EMEA board member Steffi Burkhart. The figures are quite alarming: the German labor market will face a shortage of about eight million qualified workers by 2030. This skills shortage is not only an alarming topic in Germany: it is a global … Continue reading Millenials in the workplace: How to protect them from burnout and improve internal communication in the era of always-on

How Social Health helps create Workplace Wellbeing 2.0

This article about workplace wellbeing is the courtesy of board member Julia Hobsbawm. The idea of measuring and valuing workplace wellbeing is in full swing, and is about a decade old. That’s great….But. The ‘but’ is that a decade is an awfully long time in our ‘always on’ era. The world is changing and Wellbeing … Continue reading How Social Health helps create Workplace Wellbeing 2.0

Stress and Creativity – Research, Results and Resolutions for Today’s Workplace

The following guest post on "stress and creativity" is courtesy of our board member, Bruce Daisley. It's very rare that someone at the top of their trade asks to receive no professional recognition. But in 2017 that is exactly what one of France's top chefs requested. Sébastien Bra was the chef at one of the … Continue reading Stress and Creativity – Research, Results and Resolutions for Today’s Workplace

Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion

Today’s post about a more engaging workplace culture comes to us from our EMEA board member Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA Twitter and Host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, #1 Business Podcast on iTunes Since the advent of email on our mobile devices work has gradually crept into more of our lives. One piece of research … Continue reading Creating an Engaging Workplace Culture in the Age of Exhaustion

How organizations can help employees be consciously digital

Today's post is courtesy of Anastasia Dedyukhina, founder of Consciously Digital™.  Anastasia recently published ‘Homo Distractus’ ­– a book exploring how we’ve allowed tech to take over our lives, and how we can claim our time back. Tech removed the boundaries between our offices and homes – work can now be done almost anywhere and at any … Continue reading How organizations can help employees be consciously digital

We were sold a dream – 60-second Rundown

On October 10th in London, we invited thought leaders and HR practitioners to come together to discuss the first release of our Always-On Con research. Here's what happened... The Always-On Con debate 60-second Rundown The live debate promised to delve into The Always-On Con in great detail, uncovering the true impact of an ‘always-on’ society … Continue reading We were sold a dream – 60-second Rundown

We were sold a dream

For those of you who'd like to learn more about what happened at our The Always-On Con event in London last week, read on for the details. Last week’s ‘The Always-On Con’ event brought to light that the average human’s attention span is becoming comparable to that of … oh look, a squirrel! The suggestion … Continue reading We were sold a dream

German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work

Today's post is courtesy of Claire Richardson, director of the Workforce Institute Europe. U.K. workers are not delivering – at least compared to their European counterparts. They are simply less productive at work: Brits spend more work time on social media, take more work home with them, and sleep fewer hours than the leading European … Continue reading German and French Workers Consistently Outperforming Brits at Work