Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Smart means planning to succeed: a tailored HR plan, managing your risks and making the right decisions first time. Working smarter saves you time, money and rework.

Grow Stronger

Grow Stronger

Strength is your growth foundation: right people in the right roles and a culture of high performance and low maintenance. Growing stronger equals success... and more time for you to enjoy it.

Move Faster

Move Faster

Faster is better with smart speed: an engaged, confident and capable workforce achieving more in less time. Moving faster means first to new customers and new opportunities.

Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Smart means planning to succeed: a tailored HR plan, managing your risks and making the right decisions first time. Working smarter saves you time, money and rework.

Grow Stronger

Grow Stronger

Strength is your growth foundation: right people in the right roles and a culture of high performance and low maintenance. Growing stronger equals success... and more time for you to enjoy it.

Move Faster

Move Faster

Faster is better with smart speed: an engaged, confident and capable workforce achieving more in less time. Moving faster means first to new customers and new opportunities.

Happiness at work

Everyone wants to be happy. Who wouldn’t? Feeling good, laughing more, having fun, seeing the glass half full…certainly beats the flip side. But happiness at work? For many of us, that concept’s just a little far fetched.

Shawn Achor is a Harvard-educated researcher, author and public speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology and how being happy at work leads to measurable improvements in business performance.

Shawn contests the traditional formula of “if you work harder, you’ll be more successful and if you’re more successful, you’ll be happier”, is flawed. This pathway, widely taught and accepted even at the most prestigious business schools, is, according to Shawn, broken and backwards.

He argues that happiness at work fuels success; not the other way around. If you can find a way to get your brain to become positive, your success rate will increase. As a result, work will become more productive, enjoyable and rewarding.

Much of Shawn’s work focuses on how our brain is hardwired and how we can maximise our potential to increase our happiness and performance. Unlike a lot of academic theory, his concepts are logical, backed up by numbers and don’t require investing a bucketload of money in traditional workplace happiness infrastructure like foosball tables, indoor rainforest gardens and quinoa kale smoothies.

There’s a number of Shawn’s presentations on YouTube. One titled “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance” provides a good starting point and I’d encourage you to invest 12 minutes of your day to check this out. In the interests of saving a little time so you get a head start in rejigging your own happiness at work formula, why not check out the two minute version at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rK_1iEvxiY

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