Why you can’t make Eeyore happier

If you have read Yuval Noah Harari’s excellent book “Sapiens” you will be familiar with the Lottery Problem. This maintains that everyone has a natural level of serotonin and dopamine (the chemical compounds in our bodies that produce feelings of happiness) and that even if you raise this via an incredibly positive experience such as […]

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Boiled Frogs and the Generation Gap

Folklore has it that you can boil a live frog in a pan of water whose temperature increases so gradually that the poor creature does not notice the change. It’s something I have referenced when talking about the passage of time in talks about generations in the workspace, the main point here being that we […]

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Let’s get engaged!

Can simple changes in the working environment improve engagement and productivity? Peter Townshend of Know More investigates. It's a worrying thought that most of us don't seem to like our jobs much. Figures from Gallup suggest that only 13% of global workers are “psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions […]

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Is Online Training Better Than the Classroom?

Despite the huge success of MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) and the proliferation of web-based distance learning, online training is often perceived as a supplementary or a second rate, budget alternative to “proper” classroom-based training. I accept that online training isn’t the best way to develop skills for certain trades. No one’s going to go […]

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How to Select a Space Management Software Provider

A good Space Management software provider can have a significant positive impact on your company. The effective use of your workplaces is an important contributor to success. Reviewing software functionality ( ‘the demo’) is an important part of your selection process but there are a number of other considerations that will help you, not only get […]

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