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Inclusion Starts With ME

Ultimately, inclusion comes down to the quality of our 1-on-1 relationships. This blog outlines what can be done to improve relationships, on purpose.

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Creating healthy boundaries and a more sustainable work-life balance for “future normal”

The latest figures (June 2020) from the UK Office of National Statistics show that anxiety amongst parents has doubled since #lockdown, highlighting the stress of …

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Supporting Employees and their Relationships through Covid-19 lockdown

(Updated 23 Apr 2020) These are unprecedented times of rapid change and uncertainty, as everyone “battens down the hatches” at home.  By now, most organisations …

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NEW NORMAL? Making enforced work-from-home, work for you

The option to work more flexibly and from home has been available for a while and many have embraced it.  However, the recently enforced requirement …

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PRESSING RESET: Redefining Work/Life Balance in the new world of Enforced Remote Working

In every challenge there is an opportunity… and the current Covid-19 pandemic is no exception.  Once we have dealt with the pressing needs around moving …

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Four ways to strengthen relationships with your team while working remotely

In this Covid-19 driven, mass move to work from home, setting up office and working from home will be new to many.  Thankfully there are …

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Five things couples must do to survive the invasion of work-from-home

We have been banging on for the last three years about why it is vital to strengthen home relationships so people can be more emotionally …

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Scheduling First Things First

Purpose If, like me, you work-from-home and have a constant challenge juggling work, home-life, priorities and to do lists, then this scheduling exercise is for …

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Addressing Workplace Conflict BEFORE conflict arises

A quick conversation over lunch recently confirmed the impact and ripple effect of workplace conflict and why it costs UK plc upwards of £33bn per …

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Workforce Sustainability: The case for investing in Relational Wellbeing

Sustainability for the future is a topical concern – and quite rightly so. But while we focus on the things we must do to rescue …

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From inclusion to belonging – learning to build meaningful relationships

Love the direction of travel of the conversations around diversity and inclusion towards conversations about belonging.  Because that’s what it’s all about. Years ago, Maslow …

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Future Proofing Businesses for 2030 – Creating a Culture Of Support For Employees

Success in the future will be achieved by organisations that create a culture of support for employees through the different seasons of their lives – …

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Future Proofing Businesses for 2030 – Creating a Culture of Healthy Boundaries

Recent research examined the correlations between work pressure, relationship breakdown at home and productivity in the workplace. The results confirm that high pressure jobs have a …

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Future Proofing Businesses for 2030 – Creating a Culture Of Collaboration Across Boundaries

Collaboration and the ability to partner with other teams / organisations are now high on the list of skills required to future-proof businesses. However, the …

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How do you improve productivity at work?

What are the secrets to greater productivity at work? All good managers, directors and owners should be asking themselves this in those brief moments when …

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Should companies help people with relationship problems?

Spoiler alert – the short answer is ‘yes’. Companies should help people with their domestic romantic relationships. And here’s why it’s appropriate and necessary… Research …

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Do companies know that romantic relationship issues are damaging productivity at work?

In a word, no. Companies do not know that relationship issues are damaging workplace productivity. That’s because they don’t know everything that is going on …

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Do mental health issues damage your productivity more than problems caused by romantic relationship problems?

Common sense would tell you that fundamental and long-lasting mental health issues are going to damage workplace productivity more than shorter-term relationship issues. But that …

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How does the damage done by relationship trouble compare to the damage that poor mental health does to workplace productivity?

At this stage, it’s not possible to say, definitively, that poor mental health costs the economy £X and relationship problems at work cost it £Y. …

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What does the research say on workplace productivity and relationships?

Research done for us by YouGov reveals that problems in romantic relationships at home are having a major impact on how the UK’s high-earners perform …

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Is there any research about productivity at work & relationship problems?

Funnily enough, we have some interesting research right here that shows relationship problems are damaging workplace productivity. Research done for us by YouGov reveals that …

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Does relationship trouble and break-up damage productivity at work?

When people are emotionally distracted, workplace productivity is damaged through absence – both physical and mental. And there is little more emotionally distracting than the …

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Maintain and improve productivity in the workplace

What are the secrets to maintaining and improving productivity in the workplace? Well, making sure that people are happy is definitely one of them. Anyone …

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Tips for improving productivity at work

What are the secrets to greater productivity at work It’s a question that all good managers, directors and owners should be asking themselves whenever they …

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3 Strategies for Minimising Stress, Improving Teamwork & Maintaining a Healthy Life Balance

Stress has become a part of everyday life – and dealing with it is hugely important for our happiness and the happiness of those around …

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Managing Remotely – Three Key Factors for Success

At a recent city event around “Mentally Healthy Remote Working” (minds@work), three of the major problems cited by remote workers were: a) feeling isolated, b) …

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What else can we be doing to get that Happiness feeling at work?

This year, 23-27 September 2019 has been declared “International Week of Happiness at Work”! So, we thought it would be interesting (and hopefully fun given the …

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Staying emotionally connected with your teens!

This year, the theme for #MentalHealthAwareness Week in the UK is “Body Image”.  As the Mental Health Foundation rightly put it, Body Image issues can affect …

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A framework for Mental Health Initiatives?

As we prepared for Mental Health Awareness week this year (now only two weeks away, 13-19 May 2019), it struck me that having a framework …

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Partners in Life & Business? How to Ensure Your Relationship Survives

Have you’ve ever worked together with your partner or a close family member? If so, you’ll know the grit it takes to deal with the …

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Shall we talk… about money?

It’s (been) National Conversation Week this week, March 18th – 24th and, this year, the focus has been on encouraging people to talk about finances.  Good …

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Productivity, Performance… and Personal Relationships

Happy people are more productive. Common sense tells us that. One of the things that can make us happy and content – or not – …

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The 4 Habits of ALL Successful Relationships

This weekend we ticked a major box on the bucket list – delivering a TEDx talk! Unusually (at least for TED talks!) we presented as a couple, …

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3 things to know and do to get through conflict in your relationships

Today, 17 Oct 2019, is Conflict Resolution Day.  Hands up who hasn’t had some kind of argument that didn’t go so well in the last week… …

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Positive Mental Health – Are we missing a key ingredient?

This year the focus for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018) is on stress – a very relevant topic for our high-octane, “always on” …

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Valentine’s Day plans sorted? Fancy some last-minute rescue ideas?

Hoping for a fun Valentine’s Evening… but racking your brains to find something that will hit the mark with your loved one? Did you know …

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Best Relationship Advice for 2018: Show Love for Valentine’s Day… and the other 364!

I love Valentine’s Day!  Apart from continuing my birthday celebrations for the month, it’s great to look forward to special time out with my beloved, …

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#RelationshipGoals: Looking for a strategy to strengthen yours in 2018?

As we come to the end of wk 2 of 2018, how are you doing with your New Year’s Goals & Resolutions?  Are you keeping …

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Stress, Gifts & Christmas : Relationship Tips to Survive and Thrive through the Season

At this time of year, we generally spend more time with our partner, family, friends, in-laws (and out-laws!) and yes, even some of those “awkward” …

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7 Habits For Creating Highly Effective Relationships

I can just imagine us being sat comfortably in the sofa, each cradling our favourite cuppa and you telling me how happy you are and …

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How To Avoid Relationship Strain When Working From Home

When I mention in conversation that my husband and I both work from home a lot, I usually get one of two responses: either envy; …

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Emotional Resilience: Bolstering Productivity in the face of the Global Stress Epidemic

What experts call “occupational stressors” are off the charts both in terms of number and intensity. Occupational stress – in all its various guises – …

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How To Get More Va Va Voom back in your Relationship!

From time to time, relationships can go through periods of feeling stale, even boring.  Nothing necessarily wrong in particular, but the absence of vibrancy means that …

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Emotional Resilience and the war for talent in the ‘gig economy’

The times they are a changing… For sure the next generation are demanding more; mental health is becoming more and more of a concern; and …

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship? In 7 Simple Steps

It was Nelson Mandela who said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.  Having spent the past 20+ years …

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship? The first 3 Steps

They’re funny things, relationships.  We all have them but, more often than not, it’s the luck of the draw how they play out!  The question lurking at …

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Relationship Breakdown: What do I do now?

(A 5-point check-up for relationships that don’t feel great) If your relationship currently feels like it’s “gone to hell in a handbasket!”, it may at …

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