Wellbeing and remote working

Remote work and “virtual” teams are becoming common particularly for knowledge work. A third of New Zealanders reported having worked from home in 2018, according to Statistics New Zealand, and this proportion was higher in those in their mid-career and with children.[1] Remote work offers a number of advantages [...]

2020-03-18T09:50:59+13:00January 31st, 2020|

Are you giving your people the right support?

Most managers and people leaders set out with the best intentions, and genuinely want to support their people as well as they can. However, we don’t always get it right, and our potential biases towards the type of support we personally prefer, or which types of support we are more [...]

2020-02-24T14:05:27+13:00August 31st, 2018|

Shifting the frantic

Too much to do Not enough time Feeling frantic/overwhelmed Feeling I’m not doing anything properly How many of these comments above resonate with you? It’s a dilemma that we are hearing more often, and it seems, more intensely. Many people have described to us how the dilemma of having [...]

2020-02-24T14:10:20+13:00July 27th, 2018|

Reducing your emotion drain on the job

Do you work in a customer-facing role? Does your job require that you keep your emotions in check? Do you feel emotionally exhausted at the end of the day or your shift? If so, then our recent post may have resonated with you: https://umbrella.org.nz/faking-it-on-the-job-the-cost-of-emotional-labour/ This experience of emotional labour, what [...]

2020-02-24T14:26:20+13:00July 2nd, 2018|