Happiness is
a serious business.

One of the greatest things about modern society is our increasing acceptance of talking about our emotions. Here's my insights to measuring happiness at a systemic level.

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    September 11, 2020

    Should I Stay or Should I Go…Back to the Office?

    Team relationships and friendships at work have eroded because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. As we’re thinking about returning to the workplace, leaders need to address how to make deliberate efforts to encourage positive social interaction amongst teams, while rethinking how the office fits into their business.

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    August 13, 2020

    How the size of an organisation impacts employee happiness

    In the months since my piece on the curve of resilience, many businesses have started to bounce back. Now is the time to envision what your recovery will look like. My challenge to you is not just to rebuild, but to make your organisation structure something better than it was before.

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    July 16, 2020

    Being fair in redundancy

    I once talked to my father about how difficult it was to make someone redundant. As a former CEO himself, I thought he could relate. He looked me in the eye and said, “No, son. It’s a clear decision that is difficult to implement.” If done wrong, letting someone go has the potential to hurt your company in more ways than one. Here’s how to do it right.

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    August 28, 2020

    Breaking the Habit: A Four-day Workweek?

    COVID-19 forced many of us to work remotely and as lockdown conditions continued, work-life balance eroded. My team and I at Friday Pulse have always passionate about improving the world of work and, today, we’re practising what we preach by focusing on our own wellbeing – and moving to a four-day workweek.

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    July 23, 2020

    To Survive the Crisis, Think Creatively

    90% of executives believe that COVID-19 has changed how their businesses will operate across the next five years. Companies are now looking for innovative solutions to survive. But innovation can’t come from nowhere — it must be fostered in positive environments, and if you innovate the way you take care of your people, creativity will follow.

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    July 10, 2020

    Surviving burnout: a guide for leaders

    The pandemic has created a fertile environment for burnout in everyone. While not having anywhere to go on holiday makes taking time off difficult, it’s an incredibly important part of staving off burnout. Leaders can protect their teams by establishing clear boundaries and listening to their people.

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