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Did you have a good day at work?

'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. Our working world is becoming increasingly complex, undergoing rapid change at almost every level. Hard Brexit or not, the UK is navigating…

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Nine things the workplace can learn from roller derby

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…

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Honest Conversations In the Workplace

We need more honest conversations – more messy, scary conversations – about mental ill-health at work. But these are the conversations that are the most difficult to have. We need more honest conversations – more messy, scary conversations – about mental ill-health at work. But these are the conversations that are the most difficult to have. How do you talk to colleagues about being signed off for depression? How do you open up to your manager about an eating disorder? And, on the other side…

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Work-life Integration: The Successor to Work-life Balance?

This week’s guest blog is by Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing at the Bank Workers Charity, and was originally posted on Wellbeing Pulse, a blog delivering the latest in thinking, research and techniques in workplace wellbeing across and beyond the UK banking industry. Having recently completed a literature review with Robertson Cooper on work-life integration and its implications for the modern workplace – watch this space – I was intrigued to participate in a Good Day at Work lunch to explore…