Collaboration at work

Everyone understands that collaboration at work is a good thing for an effective business, which is one reason why (according to HBR) collaborative practices in business have risen by over 50% in the past two decades. This is also because we live and work in an increasingly connected world. The virtual office now spans the […]

Office politics

When politics is all over UK television and a topic of discussion in every pub, it would be odd if people didn’t talk about it at work. Even if the company itself is scrupulously neutral, individual employees will still have opinions and sometimes those opinions can lead to conflict. How can you manage office politics […]

Why the psychology of perception is key to motivation

Can employees be engaged and motivated by reward systems they don’t actually perceive as rewarding? You don’t have to be a genius to work out the answer to that question. A new study from the CIPD contains some important insights into why rewards systems fail and how behavioural psychology can make them work. Perception is […]

Liminal Space

The word “liminal” comes from the Latin word limens, meaning “threshold”. Think: “Change” and “Disruption”. If a person is in a liminal space they are in a place of transition between the known and comfortable and some undefined future state. Think closing your eyes and stepping off of the cliff. Anxiety rising as you read […]