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Getting Your Zzzz’s

Did you know that Friday, March 13th 2020, was #worldsleepday? According to worldsleepday.org, it “is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.” I started my deep dive into why we need sleep back in […]

Administrative Professionals’ Day April 16th 2020

A great way to say ‘thank you’! In the month of April, show your professional administrative support staff just how much you value their contribution. You can do it with flowers and chocolates but an inspirational ‘Skogsfloating’ day is saying thank you, in a more meaningful way. The ultimate combi A day to be nurtured […]

The Gift of Time

This isn’t what you think it will be about. It’s not about time management or getting things done in a more efficient manner, though both are important in the context of well-being. The gift of time I’m referring to, is the one which exists between a trigger and your response. In the words of Viktor […]

It’s Time to Wake-Up, Organizations!

Organizations need to wake-up. Employees are looking for more than just a paycheck. Job security is a thing of the past. The ‘war for talent’ is an oft-used expression, for good reasons. Nothing is, as it was before. It doesn’t make sense to pretend otherwise. The Past My father, if he were still alive, would […]

Clarity About Pursuing Happiness at Work

In March this year, a few cities in the Netherlands acknowledged and celebrated Dutch Happiness Week. This is an initiative of Fontys University HRM and Psychology students, which began in 2015 in Eindhoven. A leading theme, ‘the economy of happiness’, in these departments was the motivation behind the initiative. Last September, an initiative of two […]

Whistle While You Work

Impact of Music on Workplace Productivity Some interesting facts, in the infograph below by webfx.com,  on the benefits of music in the workplace, not only for productivity but also for well-being and engagement. In a Forbes article I found an answer to a question I posed to myself after reading this infograph: Can listening to […]