Get Drastic With Plastic

Very much in the news these days is the devasting effect that plastic has on our precious wildlife if left to blow and float around our landscapes. Most of us have seen video footage of animals and birds caught up in something made of plastic – seals trapped in...

Has Professional Ghosting Become The Norm?

What is professional ghosting? Professional ghosting is where a business contact, work department, management or even a work colleague, suddenly become unresponsive without any explanation. You, the ‘ghostee’, are left with a barrage of unanswered questions possibly feeling confused and a little rejected. Why does it happen? Well, there...

It’s Got Legs

We have often talked about how inspiring working environments have a positive effect on employee engagement. Well here’s a whacky idea for you! Danish architect studio N55 has developed a dwelling that literally walks about. Seems a bit Star Trek, but it’s true. Built on six insect like, independently...

Meet The Team – Alison McInney

What’s your biggest inspiration? The world around me. I love nature. It’s good medicine. Not only do the living things around me surprise me with their diverse evolution and endurance and ability to cope with all kinds of adversities, but it has a remarkable effect on my mood and...

Over And Above

Our team is often dispersed across the country so it was great to have everyone together at our strategy day last week. The biggest focus of the day was ‘customer service’. The results from our ‘Did We WOW You’ survey, clearly shows that we provide a really good service....

Tips To Boost Employee Engagement

These days, most organisations have wised up to the fact that an engaged workforce leads to greater productivity and better staff retention. On top of this, having engaged people creates a happier, healthier place to work. And while it can sometimes be hard to spot the signs of employees...

Effective Written Communication

Whilst it’s not the only way to communicate, but effective written communication in the workplace is extremely important and relevant. ‘Time is money’ and the more time wasted on inaccurate and lost messages, the more money a business loses. For example, lack of detail in a memo or email...

Keep Your Cool

The arrival of summer and increasing temperatures are welcomed by most, but persistent high temperatures can carry health risks. In this sweltering heat, piling on the sun cream and sporting a floppy hat might not be enough to keep cool. Here we offer up some ideas to help you...

Wendy the Wagtail and her lessons in communication

The incident got us talking about communication and assumptions.  The initial exclamation from my colleague hadn’t given enough information; and on first glance it did look very much like Wendy had collapsed.  It was only when I got up and went to look for myself, and when we waited...

How to Build a Culture of Rewards, Recognition and Engagement?

We often talk about creating a culture of employee engagement but how can we influence employees day-to-day experience to offer meaning, impact, connection and appreciation in their everyday work. Culture is a way of life which binds people together under one identity.  Workplace culture is the environment created by...