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07 December 2017

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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17 November 2017
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How To Be Kind To Yourself

Perhaps the hardest thing about working in mental health is seeing how much people suffer with issues like stress and depression when there are some simple, yet incredibly effective, things they can d…

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04 May 2017
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How Prince Harry Made The Workforce Healthier

If the ‘Kate Middleton effect’ has been to add £1bn to the UK fashion industry, the ‘Prince Harry effect’ is proving to be the ability to make people feel safe talking about their mental health. By t…

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09 December 2016
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Five ways to use ‘Hygge’ to increase happiness at work

Hygge, the art of enjoying everyday life attributed with making the Danes the happiest nation, has officially become a thing in the UK. Not only has the word (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) recently made it in…

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25 June 2015
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Are you paying attention?

According to Harvard researchers, we spend 46.9 percent of our time thinking about something other than what we're doing, and this 'mind wandering' is making us unhappy. As other cultures have advoc…

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