Productivity

Managing tricky people

In March this year we explained some of the current psychological thinking behind why some people can be “tricky” to work with, and to manage. Read the article here: https://umbrella.org.nz/why-are-some-people-more-difficult-than-others/ This is an area we are increasingly assisting our clients with. How do we help? We provide both individual psychological [...]

2016-08-09T09:07:01+12:00August 8th, 2016|

Five simple actions we can do each day to improve well-being

We know we are more likely to keep healthy habits going when they are straightforward and we repeat them often.  A British think-tank - the New Economics Foundation (NEF) - has published a paper which recommends we build five simple actions into our day-to-day lives to improve our well-being.  These [...]

2016-05-06T14:08:18+12:00May 6th, 2016|

Why are some people more “difficult” than others?

All of us can be difficult sometimes. We have “off” days and times in our lives when things are trickier, and this may on occasion lead us to be less than lovely to people in our lives, including people at work. Keeping that caveat in mind though, some people do [...]

2016-03-01T16:08:08+13:00March 1st, 2016|

Enhance productivity and engagement: Detach from work!

It may seem like another piece of cognitive dissonance—to get more engaged and productive, you need to apparently move in the opposite direction and detach from work. A growing number of research studies demonstrate that detaching from work is essential to enhanced productivity.  The work of Sabine Sonnentag (Universität Konstanz in [...]

2017-03-16T13:36:20+13:00August 3rd, 2015|