THAT’S GRATITUDE FOR YOU

Photo by gabrielle cole on Unsplash The role of gratitude in the process of raising positive emotional states has been mooted and challenged in positive psychology, a domain which principally seeks to understand and cultivate the factors which help individuals and groups to flourish. As findings surrounding the emotional basis for positive behaviours and productivity emerge, this week’s blog looks at gratitude in the workplace and whether applying…

FIVE WAYS TO TAKE CONTROL OF BURNOUT…

Photo by Uillian Vargas on Unsplash When it comes to taking control of burnout, we can take an organisational or individual approach. In this week’s blog, we look at the theories surrounding burnout, what it means for employees in practice and the research evidence, which points to practical ways we can all stay healthy whilst managing professional challenge. What is “burnout”? Burnout is the meeting of high job…

THE W.R.A.P ON MENTAL HEALTH

Photo by Studio Ease on Unsplash This week’s blog honours the work of Dr Mary Ellen Copeland, originator of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10th. The WRAP has brought hope to individuals with mental health conditions by promoting self advocacy, personal responsibility, education and the development of supportive strategies. The WRAP has not only been demonstrated to be an…

HEARTFELT: EMOTIONAL LABOUR IN THE WORKPLACE

Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash For generations, the word “labour” has been synonymous with physical workloads, but as we settle into what Danny Quah (1999) termed the “weightless economy”, employee labour is now more commonly a matter of emotional exertion. Arlie Hochschild, author of The Managed Heart coined the term “emotional labour” in 1983, arguing that organisations commericalise their employees’ feelings through the display of their emotions…

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