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The academic and scientific rigour we apply to our work with clients also informs our thinking on the latest developments in the fields of wellbeing, resilience, and performance.

Reboot Your Brain

There’s a fabulous Gary Larson cartoon titled “Midway through the exam Allen pulls out a bigger brain”. It’s one of my favourites and I often think of it when my brain is tired and I [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Burnout is more than disengagement While this headline is accurate, and it’s good to see burnout recognised as a serious workplace concern, it feels important to acknowledge that burnout is so much more than a threat to employee engagement. [...]

April 3rd, 2017|

Reducing digital overload

Commentary around the perils of technology has never been stronger.  Harvard Business Review has described this overload as possibly “the defining problem of today's workplace”: All day and night, on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, [...]

March 27th, 2017|
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