Workplace happiness

Summer Time Nature Round-Up

Summer Time Nature Round-Up

Inspired by the beautiful weather we’ve had in Toronto this weekend, we are revisiting the idea of nature’s impact on mental health.  

There is ample research evidence that highlights the benefits of nature to our mental health. With all the positive benefits of nature, why do we sit in offices all day long? Set a goal for yourself to bring a healthy dose of nature into your workday. Maybe bring a plant to your desk, have a walking meeting outside instead of in the boardroom, or plan a weekend get-away to spend time in nature. 

Healthy Workplace Challenge

Healthy Workplace Challenge

During the spring time, healthy eating and fitness are often hot topics even in workplaces. Since workplaces are where you spend most of your waking hours, they are the great places to start taking the steps to your healthier lifestyle. As such, I propose a healthy workplace challenge for your workplace. Let the sunny days fuel your motivation to make a healthy lifestyle changes as a team! Ask your colleagues if they are interested in a healthy workplace challenge and make a commitment to start today!

Keys to Workplace Happiness

Keys to Workplace Happiness

On March 20th, 2016, thousands of people around the world took the pledge to support International Happiness Day. But, with stress-related absences on the rise in workplaces due to poor communication, unrealistic expectations, workplace conflict, and perceived fear of job loss, is it possible or realistic to expect employees to feel happy … at work? Positive psychology approaches would say yes! Although we may have good reasons not to be happy at work, we should aim to broaden our understanding of happiness so it is much more than just being in a good mood at any given moment (Huffington Post, n.d.). Rather, it is our ability to feel good and function effectively that expands this focus by connecting with others, having a sense of purpose in what we do, and accomplishing the things that matter to us (Huffington Post, n.d.). 

The Swedish 6 Hour Work Day

The Swedish 6 Hour Work Day

We heard about the change Sweden was making for workers a few months ago: 6 hour work days for all! This recent article from the BBC discusses some of the changes noticed in workplaces who have implemented this policy on shorter work days. 

Workplace Happiness - Measured by Plasticity Labs

Workplace Happiness - Measured by Plasticity Labs

L&L Consulting has been getting to know an interesting company called Plasticity Labs - a technology company that has developed an app to measure workplace happiness! Of course we were intrigued when we heard about them and are excited that they have graciously written a guest blog post for us this week. Read on to learn a little bit more!