Vision – What’s In A Word?

Having a vision is such a powerful idea and yet it’s so often reduced to an empty marketing or communications message. When it comes to imagining our direction, a word such as vision carries many meanings. Other words are often used interchangeably, and different people consider vision in different ways and from different points of view.

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Loneliness at Work

We can connect with people around the globe from anywhere – our office, living room, or on the bus. Yet we are seeing loneliness increase in our society.

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Making the most of remote working

The way we work is changing, with more than four million people in the UK working from home. Your vision for your organisation might include offering your employees more flexibility to increase their wellbeing, or you might recognise that remote working can have benefits for your organisation.

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Increasing wellbeing and resilience through gratitude

Back in December we set the final 21-day challenge of 2017 – to increase your wellbeing and resilience through gratitude. In Oasis, both Lise and I took the challenge. We both put boxes on our desks and at the end of each day would think of something we were grateful for, write it down, and post it in the box.

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Dealing with people in distress at work

Last month research from the charity Business in the Community1, based on a survey of employers, revealed that fear of interfering or not knowing what to do prevents the bulk of the workforce (86 per cent) from approaching a colleague they are concerned about, while 77 per cent of managers say they are not confident in responding to symptoms relating to stress.

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Busting the ‘1 in 4’ myth in mental health awareness

If you attend a session on ‘mental health’ it is highly likely that you will be told that 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health issues in any given year. I have witnessed this figure being absorbed with earnest nods and grave faces many times, whilst people contemplate how to help these poor souls with mental illnesses. The snowballing use of this statistic is causing harm by perpetuating the very stigma it seeks to reduce.

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