Understanding Introverts in the Workplace

Let’s be honest, we live in an extrovert’s world. From the classroom to the workplace, extrovert characteristics are consistently promoted and rewarded. Introversion, on the other hand, is often misunderstood, or treated with suspicion. As a result, many introverts feel under pressure to be more outgoing – more extroverted – in order to fit in. This is particularly true in the workplace.

Employee Engagement: Bottom-Up or Top-Down?

In most organisations, a few people at the top of the hierarchy make all the major decisions. It has been this way for as long as anyone can remember, whether in business or politics. But this top-down approach has one major flaw – how do those at the top understand the needs of those at the bottom?

6 Tips to get Long-Term Benefits from your Employee Training

Employee training is often seen as a boring necessity (by the business and employee!) – but it can be so much more. Done right, employee training programmes not only equip members of staff with new skills, they can give staff the tools they need to improve the way that your business works, ultimately leading to better teamwork and improved productivity.

Why We Must Support Parents in the Workplace

Having a baby changes everything. Suddenly you are responsible for a tiny human, with zero training and minimal preparation. It’s the most rewarding and amazing thing I’ve done, but it’s also the most challenging. This is why it’s so important that we provide working parents with the support they need, enabling them to be at their best both inside and outside work. Here are a few practical ways to do this.

Employee Engagement Checklist – Are You Doing These 7 Things?

How do you go about fixing a problem that is as complex as employee engagement? While there’s no one answer or quick fix, here are some practical steps you can take to increase morale and boost engagement.

Five Reasons Why Volunteering Is the Best Perk of All

Whether it’s discounted gym memberships, free fruit, health insurance, or childcare support, the modern benefits package is designed to give employees that little bit extra. But what if the best perk of all is the opportunity to help others?

Should We Aim for Work-Life Balance or Work-Life Synergy?

What do you look for in a job? Until recently, one of the most common answers was ‘a good work-life balance.’ But in today’s world of mobile technology and remote working, how do we separate ‘work’ from ‘life’ – and is that even desirable anymore?

Why You Must Make Time for Deep Work

In an average week, how much time do you spend doing deep work? This is where you are engaged in high-value tasks, free from outside distractions, using the full potential of your cognitive abilities. We discuss the importance of deep work and how you can do more of it.

How to Promote Self-Care at the Office

Guest bloggers Family Living Today share tips on how you can take care of yourself while excelling in your professional life.

Employee Engagement in the Financial Sector

When it comes to quantifying success, the ultimate measurement is a business’ financial success. But what makes a business profitable? Among the more obvious drivers – clever marketing, a strong brand, innovative ideas, and competitive prices – one factor stands out: employee performance and engagement.

Rethinking the Office Environment

The traditional office space, once the bedrock of working life, has had its day. Thanks to technological advancements and changing attitudes, flexible working is now a reality for many of us, and this trend is only going one way, but does this mean the end of the communal workspace?

How Do You Know If Your Organisation is Agile?

If businesses are to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world, they must adopt an agile mindset. But what does that mean in a practical sense, and how do you know if your business is agile or not?