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Tips for WellBeing and Performance

Top 10 ways for staff retentionWith competition for top talent increasing, companies with the best reputations for people management will win. But what does it take to be a great people leader? Leah Reynolds, a principal within Xerox engagement practice, shares her expertise.Leah Reynolds - Xerox
10 Rules For Working From HomeThe number of people working from home is on the rise - and no surprise. What’s not to love about being your own boss? The most recent survey by the Office of National Statistics, showed a record number of home workers - nearly 14% of the workforce were based at home (and that was in 2014). Working from home can seem like the key to a perfect work life balance. But if you want to be productive and still enjoy a great quality of life, these rules are worth following.Huffington Post
7 tips for managing mental health at workAccording to the recent government-backed report Thriving at Work, mental health costs employers between £32bn and £43bn a year, through absenteeism, presenteeism and an economy-wide draining of the talent pool. It's not somebody else's problem - the report suggests 15% of us experience symptoms of mental health problems at work. In this 'Crash Course' feature from June 2017, MT writer Alexander Garrett explores the best approaches to managing mental health at work.Alexander Garrett
Seven things you need to know about your body to be smarter at workDr Tara Swart reveals essential neuroscience insights for coping with the stresses and strains of the workplace. Advances in neuroscience mean that we haveve never been in a better position to understand how our bodies physically respond to the challenges of daily life and how to help ourselves become more resilient.Dr Tara Swart in CIPD
5 ways to be happy at workSo you want to be happy at work? Happy workers are productive workers. Some fascinating research a few years ago found that if investors had put their money in firms listed as great places to work over the previous 25 years, their average annual returns would have been an impressive 3.5% higher. All this employee engagement stuff really pays off. Here are some simple things you can do to make your work life happier, more fulfilling and more successful. Disclaimer: they wont all be easy.Adam Gale in Management Today
Getting more doneWhen it comes to being productive, it really is quality of your attention that you put in that counts, rather than quantity of hours spent doing a task.Hayley Watts in HR Review
Stress-busting tips from MindAs part of its awareness programme around National Stress Awareness Day, Mind has published tips on how to manage workplace stress. Mind - published in WSB
Eight steps to managing stress at workTackling stress at work is one of the biggest challenges for employers addressing staff wellbeing. Here are eight key ways to ease the burden. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)said it realised work could bring significant stress and when these levels of stress became unmanageable it could have a dramatic negative affect on mental wellbeing. BACP lead advisor for workplace counselling Rick Hughes reveals 8 tips to help managing stress at work.Rick Hughes writing in Workplace Savings and Benefits
MT Unum Healthy Body Healthy Mind Healthy BusinessInstant tips on keeping staff happy - There is a wide range of steps that employers can take to boost the wellbeing of their employees: many of them cost nothing and provide lasting benefits to staff, the company and profitability. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Business, is an ebook published by MT in association with UNUM with more than 30 bright ideas for recruiting, inspiring and keeping great staff.Management Today and UNUM
Tips for the Managers Role in ResilienceManagers at all levels of the organisation set the tone, the climate and the expectations for the workforce. They control a controlled community that we call the workplace. Managers wield enormous power over others. It is important that this power is used to achieve mental wellbeing and performance for organisations to achieve consistent peak performance and to prevent the workforce having to call on their personal resilienceDerek Mowbray
Top Ten Ways to Promote Positive Mental HealthSome ideas for practical ways in which adult learning providers can promote positive mental health.Kathryn James - Mentality
Top 10 Stress Busters from the NHS The keys to good stress management are building emotional strength, being in control of the situation, having a good social network and adopting a positive outlook. These 10 stress-busting techniques will help you do to achieve this.Professor Cary Cooper in NHS Choices
Tips to Create a Culture of Sharing Responsibility for Future SuccessThese tips are about the genuine sharing of responsibility for the future by encouraging staff to focus on the success of the organisation and NOT on you, the manager. You will expect independent thinking from your staff; unsolicited contributions that are aimed at achieving future success; and expect everyone to ‘take a lead’ in whatever they are doing. Derek Mowbray
Tips on how to be a fabulous managerManagers, throughout the organisation, set the tone, the climate and the expectations for the workforce. They control a controlled community that we call the workplace. Managers wield enormous power over others. It is important that this power is used to achieve mental wellbeing and performance at work for organisations to achieve consistent peak performance.Derek Mowbray
Tips on Adopting Psychological ResponsibilityThese tips by Derek Mowbray on adopting psychological responsibility will help you take responsibility for your own psychological wellbeing.Derek Mowbray
Tips for Managing the Challenges of the Always On Workplace7 Communication Technology Tips for Staying Fully Charged. In the end, our computers and mobile devices are just tools. By taking a thoughtful approach to how we use them, information and communication technologies can enhance our lives by helping us achieve our individual and collective goals, connecting us to others, and helping us be healthier, happier and more productive.David W. Ballard in APA Center for Organizational Excellence Good Company
Tips for a more productive dayThose of you familiar with Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will recognize the term Quadrant II manager. This ideal manager recognizes that time spent on the important but non-urgent aspects of her business are the most vital for success. The Quadrant II manager spends time during the work day on long-term planning, developing relationships and training staff to take on delegated tasks. Note that she spends virtually no time answering e-mail, plowing through an inbox or attending meetings.Rory Cohen in Entrepreneur
Tips about introducing Adaptive LeadershipAdaptive Leadership is a process based on ‘Sharing Responsibility for the Future Success of the Organisation’. Those in leadership and management positions are people held to account for the successful delivery of organisational purpose. The workforce is there to help leaders and managers to be held to account by taking personal responsibility for the future success of the organisation and showing that responsibility in everyday working life, by ensuring that tomorrow will be more successful than today.Derek Mowbray
Ten Top Tips for Difficult ConversationsMost of us have to have a difficult conversation with someone at work at some point in our working lives; about a performance issue or something more personal; with a peer, a subordinate or a manager. These 10 tips offer ways to help tackle a difficult conversation and get a positive and productive result for all parties.Sarah Lewis in HR Bullets
Ten Top Tips10 top tips to make your workforce more productiveJon Denoris in Management Today
Stress QuestionnaireEveryone reacts to stress in a different way, and no one stress test can give a complete diagnosis of stress levels. This stress questionnaire is intended to give an overview with tips to help you improve.ISMA
Six Ways to Refuel Your Energy Every DayAre you working longer hours, attending more meetings, taking less time off, answering more emails and eating lunch at your desk, if you eat lunch at all? These 6 strategies will help you cope with the high demands of a busy life and show you how to work at your optimum level.Tony Schwartz in Harvard Business Review
Resilience TipsThe Mowbray Personal Resilience Development Framework provides a structure for boosting resilience based on control over oneself, control over responses to events and control over response to others. Here are 8 tips to equip you with the tools and techniques found helpful in maintaining control in different situations.Derek Mowbray
Quiz: Are You a BullyIs bullying a problem in your workplace? Put your work demeanour to the test in this quiz.Claire Warren - CIPD
Look After Yourself: 10 Tips for Reducing Stress10 helpful tips for managers and executives during periods of stress to prevent the debilitating experience of stress and gain the benefits that periodic pressure can bring.Derek Mowbray
How to manage time with 10 tips that work Before you can even begin to manage time, you must learn what time is. A dictionary defines time as "the point or period at which things occur." Put simply, time is when stuff happens.Joe Mathews - Don Debolt and Deb Percival in Entrepeneur
How to Make your Team Feel GreatHappy teams are successful teams. And if you want a happy team, you need to make people feel good. Psychologist Sarah Lewis shares these tips on how to do it...Sarah Lewis in Management Today
Five Ways to WellbeingThe Five Ways to Wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.Jody Aked & Sam Thompson, New Economics Foundation NHS Confederation
Culture Isnt CostlySuccessful company culture can make the difference between a workplace people dread and one they brag about. You don’t have to have a Google-sized budget to offer great culture. Many culture-changing initiatives have no direct costs to the company. In fact, when properly executed, culture-improving initiatives can lower company costs in both the short and long term.Arshad Chowdhury
7 Positives For A Better Life7 positive changes you can make to your life - Change the thought – Change the outcome; Self-belief starts with you; Don’t just do what you did last year;Deal with difficult decisions now, not later;Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today”; 5. Find reasons to say “yes”; Renegotiate; Flip it!ISMA
60 Second Tranquiliser - ISMAA quick and easy breathing technique that can be done anywhere at any time to bring about rapid relief when feeling worried, tense, nervous or anxious. Using positive thoughts activates the parasympathetic nervous system and helps switch off the Fight/Flight reaction. It is the perfect solution to rapidly calm nerves, focus the mind and help you to think more clearly. ISMA
20 Tips to Strengthen your Resilience at Work20 tips that help to strengthen personal resilience and improve ability to successfully apply resilience in difficult situations. These tips will help build confidence and capacity to cope with and become stronger as a result of experiencing and dealing with difficult events.Derek Mowbray
18 rules for an adaptive work cultureAn Adaptive Culture provides the working environment that provokes the workforce to feel safe, well and highly engaged in their work and the organisation.Derek Mowbray
16 Tips for Reducing StressThese 16 stress management tips are evidence‐based. Many are not specifically work‐related because stress at work is often not caused by work. Often what makes us vulnerable to stress can be related to factors such as personal relationships, money worries and lifestyle.Alan Bradshaw
15 Tips for Upping Performance in OthersGood managers and leaders attract exceptional staff; they make the organisation a preferred employer; they help to increase market share and enhance profitability; they reduce costs. Their staff are engaged, committed and ‘go the extra mile’. They are able to persuade the workforce to do things they might otherwise not do without causing a hint of psychological distress.Derek Mowbray
15 Essential L&D Tips15 essential tips L&D people require to help focus on the things needed to be successfulPaul Matthews, Alchemy for Managers
10 Tips When Facing RedundancyAs businesses are increasingly faced with reorganisation and redundancy, here are 10 top tips for dealing with the processLee Stephens in HR Review
10 tips for running successful meetingsOur research shows that the average professional wastes at least 4 hours a week in unproductive meetings, or 10% of their working lives. Which adds up to 5 weeks a year. That’s at best; at worst, this is double. So 20% of a working life or a staggering 2.5 months a year. Put eight people in a room together and the cost is immense.Jessica Pryce-Jones and Julia Lindsay in HR Review
10 Tips for Resilience10 tips for building resilienceDerek Mowbray
10 Tips for Preventing Repetitive Stress Injury10 tips for preventing repetitive stress injuries to make sure you can make sure your work environment is optimal and suits your individual needs and preferencesJessica McKenzie Peterson - APA Center for Organizational Excellence Good Company
10 Steps to Happiness and Emotional FulfillmentWe all want to feel happy and emotionally fulfilled, and have different ways of getting there. Here are 10 steps that you can take to increase your joie de vivre and bring more happiness and emotional fulfilment into you lifeBarton Goldsmith in Psychology Today
10 Steps to HappinessAnna Tims reveals the secrets that can truly improve your sense of happiness and wellbeingAnna Tims in The Guardian
10 skills for the modern managerWhether you employ one person or 1000, there are ten skills that no employer or manager should be without. If used appropriately they will enhance your work environment and make your team happy. Christina Hession from Toastmasters International details these 10 essential skillsChristina Hession from Toastmasters International in Training Zone


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