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03 December 2019

Why A Joyful Workforce Is A More Productive Workforce

If you hear people emitting peals of laughter at this time of year, or talking animatedly about their plans for the festive season, you might be tempted to think they’re slacking off. In reality, your joyful employees are also most likely to be your best performing employees. That’s because according to research by Warwick University, allowing employees to experience moments of joy not only makes them harder working, but also more productive. 12% more productive to be exact. The reason joyful employees are so much more productive is because when we’re feeling joyful our brain releases chemicals that suppress the part of our brain that’s constantly preoccupied with worrying, significantly boosting our capacity for creative thinking and problem solving. It’s a scientific fact: joyful employees are more effective and get more done because feeling happy enables them to think smarter. It also reduces the likelihood of them becoming sick with stress and anxiety and increases their ability to spread joy to others, boosting workplace productivity even further. So if you want to test out the benefits of having a joyful workforce for yourself, read on for our top three tips, all of which you can easily put into practice.

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03 April 2019
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Are You Overdue An Emotional Spring Clean?

Just as our drawers, desks and cupboards can become disordered or jumbled with mess, so too can our emotional lives. Perhaps our thoughts have become cluttered with worries or littered with sources of…

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11 May 2018
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Use Triage To Help Crack Mental Health Issues

This month we are delighted to have our thinking on the importance of nipping mental health issues in the bud profiled as the lead story in Occupational Health & Wellbeing magazine. The editor, Nic P…

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09 January 2018
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Five mental health at work predictions for 2018

With the UK’s productivity, or rather lack of productivity, continuing to prove problematic, the media shining a light on eating disorders and issues ranging from domestic violence to traumatic childb…

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19 October 2017
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Three Ways #MeToo Will Change The Workplace

Following revelations about the extent to which movie producer Harvey Weinstein was able to sexually assault vulnerable young employees, the actress Alyssa Milano suggested all the women who’ve been s…

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