DCP228 and Business Electricity
What is DCP228? DCP228 is a regulation to be introduced by Ofgem in April 2018 which will change the way busin...Read More
Feeling a drop in motivation? TED talks never fail to fire us up. Here are some of our favourites…
Nope this talk isn’t about ‘power posing’ but instead about how body language that displays warmth and trustworthiness is underrated.
What motivates us? Not money, if this talk is anything to go by. Dan Pink found that money only motivates us if a task is simple or involves manual work. For more complex tasks – task with no simple answers – we have to find motivation from elsewhere…
It can be easy to blame our happiness levels on our surroundings, but according to positive psychologist Shawn Achor only 10% of our happiness is based on our life circumstances – the rest is down to our attitudes.
Being a small business owner has the potential to be incredibly stressful – when the buck stops with you, it’s hard to detach. But is this necessarily a bad thing? We’ve all seen the headlines stating that stress can lead to a whole host of diseases but could the problem be how we perceive stress, rather than the stress itself? In this fascinating talk Kelly McGonigal flips received opinion on its head, arguing that stress is only harmful if we let it be.
It’s easy to be swayed by persuasive stats – and there’s no shortage of studies out there that claim to provide insight into the economy and the business landscape. But how do you know if a study is legit? This talk looks at how data can be manipulated, and how to work out when the numbers are lying to you.
Time management expert Laura Vanderkam has a unique approach to time management – namely that time is elastic, and will stretch to what we put into it. To put it differently – we have more time than we think we do, and if we really want to find the time for something, we will. Instead of working out ways to shave time off your commute or your lunchbreak, work out what your priorities are and plan your time around them.
Knowing how much your colleagues earn may seem like a recipe for disaster, but David Burkus has found quite the opposite. In his research, Burkus has found that employees who work at companies that are transparent about pay are more likely to be motivated, and less likely to feel that they are discriminated against. Pay transparency may even help to narrow the gender pay gap as employees will be able to negotiate better.
We’re bombarded with terrifying stories about what our sedentary lifestyles are doing to our health – and when you’re running a business it can feel like you’re tied to your chair. One way to get more activity into our days? Walking meetings.
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