‘This isn’t anybody’s fault. We were just not set up to cater for some of the differences with more women in the workplace.’
Joy Burnford, author of Don’t Fix Women, is featured in Future Magazine on Sofidel.com speaking about how true gender parity is not only the moral thing to do, it offers genuine competitive advantage to businesses.
Joy Burnford is author of the bestselling book Don’t Fix Women: The practical path to gender equality at work and founder and CEO of Encompass Equality.
‘Exploratory writing works because of the extraordinary power of instinctive elaboration, the mental reflex that underpins the coaching conversation: if we are asked a question… we can’t help but start coming up with answers’
Alison Jones, author of Exploratory Writing and This Book Means Business, is featured in the April 2023 Issue of Coaching Today.
This review first appeared in the April 2023 issue of Coaching Today, published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/coaching-today/ ©BACP 2023.
Berit Lewis, author of Ageing Upwards, is featured in BACP Workplace.
This article first appeared in the April 2023 issue of BACP Workplace, the quarterly journal of BACP Workplace, published by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. 2023.
‘My observation is that [a lot of companies] are not really solving for the remote worker because they want the remote worker to come back.’
Melissa Romo, author of Your Resource is Human, is featured in ReWorked speaking about Zoom fatigue.
In the spring of 2020, one new term (among many others) entered our collective consciousness: Zoom fatigue. Coined to describe the exhaustion and worry that comes with frequent video calls, it became a somewhat significant issue during the COVID-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders.
‘…business leaders who want to nudge collaborative behavior must simultaneously think about their people and their environments. Both are important as well as mutually limiting and amplifying.’
Deb Mashek, author of Collabor(h)ate, is featured in ReWorked speaking about how social psychology can help with effective collaboration.
In principle, business leaders understand the importance of effective collaboration within their organization: It advances innovation, smooths operations and bolsters the well-being of individuals. In practice, however, how to drive collaboration is not always obvious. Social psychology can help.
‘…we should really be promoting leaders who enable those around them to develop and thrive, and help those who are heard less in the organisation to speak up.’
Cath Bishop, author of The Long Win, is featured in The Guardian speaking about how toxic cultures in workplaces can be changed.
he Metropolitan police has clear values on its website and a detailed ethics code. The fire service has a similarly robust code of ethics. Tony Danker, then director general of the Confederation of British Industry, gave a speech to a Future of Work conference about the importance of values in the workplace and how they matter now more than ever.
‘Despite the pitfalls, I’m convinced that remote and hybrid work are here to stay, and they’re a win for wellness. With the right leadership and organizational design, there is already a significant body of research to prove that remote work makes more employees happier, reduces stress, enhances work-life balance, and increases job control.’
Melissa Romo, author of Your Resource is Human, is featured in Inc.com in an article highlighting five ways empathetic leadership helps remote team members thrive.
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‘Advertising salaries is one practical action organisations can take to help close all pay gaps. I encourage leaders to empower hiring managers and recruiters to do it before the UK tells us we must.’
Catherine Garrod, author of Conscious Inclusion, is featured in HR Magazine speaking about whether the UK should introduce a pay transparency directive.
The EU has approved a new pay transparency directive which aims to close the gender pay gap. The directive will mean employees have the right to request information about their individual salary level and the average salary level, broken down by gender, for categories of employees doing the same work or work of equal value.
‘We didn’t train leaders or workers to develop remote-compatible habits, which meant that remote work came at the cost of loneliness, burnout, and disengagement. The solution to those three is not to reverse remote work, but to learn how to create belonging and engagement through new management skills.’
Melissa Romo, author of Your Resource is Human, is featured in Forbes speaking about ‘ boreout’ and the five emotional pitfalls of remote and hybrid work.
“Remote” work is nothing new to me. I’ve been doing it most of the time since 1973. Back then, high tech office equipment was an IBM Selectric typewriter with the bouncing ball. If you wanted to get really fancy, you could change the ball to print in italics.
‘The beauty of exploratory writing is that it’s always available to us, and that it can be used in whatever way suits the writer best, so it’s highly inclusive.’
Alison Jones, author of Exploratory Writing and This Book Means Business, is featured in Workplace Wellbeing Professional speaking about the power of sensemaking.
What’s your favourite definition of ‘wellbeing’? Mine was supplied by a group of researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2021, who defined it as: ‘the balance point between an individual’s resource pool and the challenges faced… Stable wellbeing is when individuals have the psychological, social and physical resources they need to meet a particular psychological, social and/or physical challenge’.