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Workspace and productivity

How does the physical work environment affect employees?

The environment around us has a major impact on our happiness and is an important factor as we consider how to motivate staff to increase productivity. For example, a fascinating study recorded by Science Direct revealed how children perform around 16% better when the environment suits learning. The three key components appear to be:

  1. Naturalness: light, sound, temperature, air quality and links to nature. 
  2. Individualisation: ownership, flexibility and connection.
  3. Stimulation (appropriate level of): complexity and colour.
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Managing organisational change

 All change!

When an organisation must repeatedly change it becomes fatigued, but with training and insight for key staff it becomes easier than the traditional work harder mentality change framework that many choose to adopt.

Delivering successful change is one of the most pressing issues facing businesses today. How to win new customers, changing market dynamics, changing competition, changing product lines, new employees, and not to mention legislation!

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Why is stage presence important?

  ‘The only limit to your impact is your imagination and your commitment.' 

Tony Robbins

It is pretty simple to understand, but challenging to apply: to maximise your personal impact at work, you need to devise ways to maximise your stage presence.

In the business world, of course we do not think about 'stage presence' very much. There is too much to be getting on with, meetings, presentations, projects, client visits, reports, work winning, staff management, budgeting, the list is endless. Why on earth should we think in terms of the actor's world of stage presence?

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How to negotiate a deal

Winning for the future

Negotiation has had a bad press, particularly since Donald Trump said he was good at it. And on the other side of the Atlantic the Brexit negotiations have proven to be a hugely expensive political complexity finding a deal almost impossible to reach. Perhaps the time has come to reinvent ‘negotiation skills’.

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