Wellbeing, Project Management, Change Management.
- 5 Ways Managers can Help Staff Manage Mental Health (During the Coronavirus Pandemic) - The latest Wellbeing report from CIPD highlights the fact that “employers need to increase mental health support during these difficult times”. It emphasises that employers should be investing resources now in preventing mental ill health. This message is particularly poignant in the light of Coronavirus, as the report also comments that the majority of managers
- Student Mental Health - The ‘Institute of Public Policy’ found levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing to be higher amongst students than they are in the general population. In addition, the number of students who “have disclosed a mental health condition to their university has increased dramatically in the past 10 years”. Poor mental health/low wellbeing
- Humble Leaders May Be Best! - Leaders are often selected because they appear confident, are able to self- promote and who blow their own trumpet. But do these types of people make the best leaders or are the humble unsung heroes the ones to look for? The idea of ‘Servant Leadership’ has caused us to question the nature of a good
- Strategic Mental Health in Santander - Like many modern-day organisations, Santander UK were experiencing difficulties. Sickness absence was on the increase and productivity was lower, suggesting that Presenteeism levels may also be higher. Turnover had increased along with the number of reported stress and mental health cases. I was brought in by the head of Health and Safety to help
- Finding A Niche for Your Leadership Dark Side - Have a look at this interesting article from the Hogan team that tells us which occupations might be most compatible with particular dark side traits. A new compilation shows not only how dark side personality characteristics can be recognised, but also how can one benefit from their dark side by finding a suitable occupation.
- ICELAND LEADS THE WAY - I am going to Iceland again next week, the country not the store, to teach leadership psychology to business people on the Masters in Project Management at Reykjavik University. I have been doing this for the last four years. My book (https://www.routledge.com/Project-Psychology-Using-Psychological-Models-and-Techniques-to-Create/Mascia/p/book/9780566089428) is one of the text books for the course, so what is interesting
- Improving Productivity Via Wellbeing - Improving productivity does not have to be about buying in new and complicated technology. It does not have to involve extensive process redesign and systems thinking approaches. There are small changes that you can make within your organisation that will improve productivity by reducing some of the factors that have a negative impact on your
- GETTING HR TO THE TOP TABLE - For decades now HR have complained about not having a seat at the top table and about how they are only brought into events after the decisions have been made. They complain that they are not listened to and lack credibility in the eyes of other Board members, such as finance. So, what should HR
- 5 Fears That Stop Managers Managing Mental Health - Many managers are sympathetic to the needs of staff. They are able to support staff members and help them manage mental health conditions. Unfortunately, there are also managers who think that they should not have to manage mental health conditions. Managers who think that managing mental health is the job of HR or
- Big Brother: Emotional Resilience in Contact Centres - Contact Centres or call centres as most of us think of them, have had a bad press over the years. They have been described as modern day sweatshops, where staff are treated like cattle and paid low wages. Some Contact Centres may well have deserved this reputation but there are many organisations who recognise that Contact