That Wellbeing @ Work Show

We think it’s a good thing to make sure people are looked after at work; that their employer is caring and supportive; that they have the right resources; and are encouraged to develop their talent and learn new skills.

 

But we also think that the world of work sometimes disappears up its own backside, takes itself too seriously and is too quick to jump on the latest bandwagon. Especially where wellbeing and performance are concerned. That Wellbeing @ Work Show is our attempt to poke about in some of these topics and put a few challenges to the received wisdom of the day.

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Wellbeing is great but we don’t want you working less hard!

In this episode of That Wellbeing @ Work Show, host Chris Taylor talks to author, speaker, and former ad agency CEO Nigel Marsh whose Ted Talk on ‘Work-Life’ balance remains one of the platforms most popular talks.  In an uncompromising and sometimes explicit interview, Nigel argues it’s up to the individual to set boundaries on

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Wellbeing is not about bean bags!

Welcome to that Wellbeing @ Work ShowThe world of work has never been so volatile, uncertain and complex. Seismic changes and trends that would normally take decades to emerge have followed one after the other; Brexit, pandemic, the great resignation, war in Ukraine, the cost of living crisis. The scale of the changes are bewildering

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How to build a culture of wellbeing?

In this episode of That Wellbeing @ Work Show, host Chris Taylor talks to Stephen Bevan who is head of HR Research Development at the Institute for Employment Studies. Stephen has almost 40 years of experience in the field of HR research with highly sought after expertise in workforce wellbeing, performance, and productivity. Stephen has numerous

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From the top floor to the shop floor
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From the top floor to the shop floor

We’ve almost reached the end of Season 1 of the podcast and thank you for joining me on my journey through the world of employee wellbeing.  We’ve certainly kicked the tyres, looked under the bonnet and challenged some of the orthodoxy surrounding this fast-growing sector. So it seems appropriate that my final interview is with

Is work-life balance a con?
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Is work-life balance a con?

Are candidates who are job hunting, naive in expecting that every organisation frames wellbeing in exactly the same way?  Is it fair to categorise organisations infamous for their long-hours cultures as bad or toxic cultures?  This week’s guest argues against this widely accepted orthodoxy. His opinion is that instead of the onus being on the

Why ED&I is central to employee wellbeing
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Why ED&I is central to employee wellbeing

Welcome to That Wellbeing @ Work Show. What is the relationship between ED&I and employee wellbeing? Being accepted for our ‘whole selves’ is a central theme of ED&I. It’s a given that when, as employees, we are provided the psychological safety to being our whole selves to work we are more productive, more creative and

Being Kind Is Not Being Soft
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Being Kind Is Not Being Soft

In the first season of That Wellbeing @ Work Show we’ve heard from some of the world’s leading experts in the employee wellbeing space.  So I thought it was time to hear from an organisation whose commitment to creating a happy, inclusive, caring and high-performing culture is lived and breathed from bottom to top!  Janet Leighton is

Cary Cooper
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Wellbeing is not about bean bags!

Welcome to that Wellbeing @ Work ShowThe world of work has never been so volatile, uncertain and complex. Seismic changes and trends that would normally take decades to emerge have followed one after the other; Brexit, pandemic, the great resignation, war in Ukraine, the cost of living crisis. The scale of the changes are bewildering

Dr Alexander Young Wellbeing Isn't An Off The Shelf Product
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Wellbeing Isn’t An Off The Shelf Product

This week on That Wellbeing @ Work Show, I wanted to look at how organizations instil soft skills behaviour change that actually sticks. Traditional methods of learning such as classroom based learning we know has really limited long-term impact on the way that people behave. Dr. Alex Young is a former trauma and orthopaedic surgeon

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Is work-life balance a con?
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Being Kind Is Not Being Soft
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Transcript: Being Kind Is Not Being Soft

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