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Last week, I volunteered to take on a single tasking challenge. Inspired by Geri Hirsch’s blog, I recognised that, like her, I have become very much a full time multi-tasker and perhaps it was time to start doing things in a more focused and mindful way. I was curious about science suggesting that single-tasking is better for your brain, that multi-tasking is a myth, so I wanted to see what the results would be.

Here’s what I learnt.

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The state of our wellbeing is linked to both physical and mental health. How we perform when we feel good is at the heart of getting organisational wellbeing right – for the employees and the employer. So why, when we discuss workplace performance do we focus on stress and negative outcomes instead of the positive end of things: increasing happiness, good energy flow, what’s possible with positive pressure or taking joy from our environments? We’ve written previously about how a fun working environment can produce positive outcomes for people and their organisations and that forms part of this broader argument. 

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Time for a workplace revolution

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Co-founder of Robertson Cooper, Cary set up the business with Ivan Robertson in 1999. A Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, he is recognised as a world leading expert on wellbeing. Cary is also the media’s first choice for comment on workplace issues. He remains an active member of the Robertson Cooper team, focusing on strategy, external relations and PR activity.

With US election results and ongoing Brexit rulings, this week has been a timely reminder that we are navigating through uncertain political and economic times. The landscape in which we now work and live is vastly different from even 5 years ago. Good Day At Work Professor Cary Cooper reflects on how a cultural revolution can help people thrive in future workplaces.

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Did you have a good day at work?

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'Did you have a good day at work?'

It’s a simple question, but for most of us, it’s a strong indicator of our happiness, health and sense of purpose: our wellbeing. Wellbeing influences – and is influenced by – every aspect of our lives. We spend roughly half our waking hours at work, and a huge factor of our wellbeing boils down to how we feel there.

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Jessica Hildyard is the newest guest blogger for our Good Day At Work community. Jess is a freelance writer and has a strong interest in workplace wellbeing and positive office culture. A roller derby nut, Jess also believes in the power of exercise for boosting positivity and creativity. 

Inspired by our recent conversation with John Amaechi about the importance of resilience and a positive working environment, Jess reflects on what workplaces can learn from the exciting world of roller derby.

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