How to create a beautiful culture by focusing on the small (gratitude) things

Gratitude is what helps you create a warm, engaging, appreciative culture. And it starts with the small stuff. Read on to find out how.

How to improve everything – and smile more – using Flow

Being in Flow, or 'in the zone' isn't some accidental occurrence. You can cultivate it - and teach your employees. This shows you how.

Curiosity: The medicine for all your ills

Where would the human race be without curiosity? Most likely, we would still be huddled together in dark, fireless caves, getting awfully tired of the taste of raw meat, and going everywhere on foot. There would have been no fire, no wheel, no advancement of any kind. Without curiosity, humanity would scarcely be able to [...]

Unravelling the murky mindset muddle

What is it that frames success or failure in any given activity? It's your mindset. Your mindset governs the things you know, your mentality in pursuing things you don’t know yet, and how you perceive the world and your place within it. Which is all well and good, but what does it mean? And if [...]

Happiness is a choice

Do you think that ‘happiness’ and ‘work’ are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence? Well, it might surprise you to learn that you can choose happiness as a way of life, to great effect. But this seems awfully simplistic, doesn’t it? Aren’t some people simply unable to be happy? And what is [...]

Spiralling upwards: What upward resilience spirals look and feel like

You might remember that in a recent article, we defined resilience, determined why it is important in the modern Australian workplace, and took a look at a few ways resilience can be sewn into the corporate fabric. Today, let's build on that, and examine how resilience can not only be maintained, but strengthened over time. [...]

What amazing impact does Optimism have on your profit-margin?

Building optimism in your workplace isn't just good for you and your team. It's good for your profits. Ask any business leader if he or she would like to build an optimistic culture, and of course they will say yes. It's a no-brainer. You don't need facts and figures to know that it's simply more pleasant [...]

Resilience by Any Other Name: Creating flexible, adaptive workplaces

All around the world, stress levels in the workplace are increasing. And the causes of stress—they keep mounting, too. It's not just heavy workloads and unrealistic deadlines any more. No, the workers of today have to contend with such heady issues as climate change and political tumult as well. Stats show that highly stressed-out employees take, on average, two more sick days [...]

From Pessimism to Optimism: An ORANGES Case Study for Wellbeing Month

You can feel it the second you set foot in any office space or corporate headquarters. In every place of business, there is that intangible atmosphere; an inescapable, all-encompassing emotion, better described as the corporate culture, that permeates all aspects of life within the organisation. The question facing business leaders at every turn is this: [...]

This is why resilience is needed in Australian workplaces

What does resilience mean to you and why do we need it in Australian workplaces? I want you to put yourself in a scenario before we get started. Our scenario starts on Sunday evening. Sitting back to relax with Netflix, you find yourself unable properly to follow the story. You can feel Monday stealing your [...]