The positive psychology of engagement

Emma Bridger Uncategorised

There’s no doubt that employee engagement has come a long way in the last decade. It has moved from a management buzzword to something which is being taken seriously in companies, and seen as a critical element of the HRM. But although the business case has been well made, and we now have a much greater understanding of what we …

Saying a simple ‘thank you’

Pam Kennett Uncategorised

65% of workers report that in the past 12 months they received no recognition for good work during the prior year (Gallup). Appreciation can be used strategically by supervisors to boost employee morale. Appreciating the best qualities in those with whom we work can help give them a boost, motivating them to persevere when times are tough. Looking for the …

Hamster Wheel or Spiral of Growth

Kristen Truempy Uncategorised

Why do so many companies pick the hamster wheel instead of a spiral of growth? It’s a special mix of unawareness and laziness. See you can’t just pick whether you get on a hamster wheel or the spiral of growth. Your actions will determine this. With the hamster wheel all wins last only a flash of a moment. Here’s what …

What is Positive Psychology?

Julia Ruppert Uncategorised

Positive psychology is a branch of psychology that uses scientific exploration to understand and enhance optimum human functioning. It focuses on the factors that enable both individuals and communities to thrive – such as positive emotions, strengths, creativity, flow, spirituality and wellbeing. Positive psychology evolved in response to mainstream psychology’s medical model that focused on the treatment of illness in …