Jan 6
Working from home, switching off, well-being and productivity

The numbers of employees who work from home, so-called teleworkers, has risen dramatically in the past decade or so, enabled by the internet and the availability of high-speed broadband in many areas of the country. In the US it’s the same. According to Fortune Magazine this week, nearly half of U.S.-based companies currently have employees […]

Mar 10
Happiness classes boost productivity

The Australian Daily Telegraph reports today that some enlightened employers are sending their staff to “happiness classes” to overcome the negativity and stress caused by the fear of losing their jobs. Not surprisingly, it works wonders. I’m curious to know why the story is featured in the ‘entertainment’ section though… Image: Peretzpup …

Jun 18
Unhappy workers take more sick leave

Gallup-Healthways has recently issued details of their Well-being Index – a survey of over 100,000 Americans which shows that employees who are unhappy at work take, on average, an extra 15 days sick leave a year. Yes, that’s right, an extra 15 days a year. The survey assesses well-being at work by asking employees about […]

Jan 15
And now for something completely different…well almost…

I’ve got a couple of meetings in London this week, one at the University of East London over in Stratford. Last time I went to London I just bought tube tickets as I went along; this time I thought I should look at getting an Oyster card, which I thought would definitely save time and […]