Motivate workers with self-determination theory SDT

Applying Self-determination theory to boost workplace motivation

Chris Caldwell Best Practice

There’s always a lot of debate about different psychological studies here at The Happiness Index. Our team benefits from the knowledge and passion of several experienced psychologists – one of whom is the neurological psychologist, human performance coach and author Clive Hyland. With these bright minds on our side, it’s no …

Balanced scorecard driving performance

How we can boost your balanced scorecard to drive performance

Tony Latter Best Practice

What is a balanced scorecard? A balanced scorecard is an organisational framework used to manage and monitor performance against strategic goals. It combines strategic (non-financial) performance measures to traditional P&L – to provide businesses with a balanced view of their performance. Put simply, it is a strategic system used to …

Cut absenteeism costs in new financial year 2018

Cut costs by focusing on absenteeism this financial year.

Joe Wedgwood Best Practice

We all miss work days at work at some point. It’s inevitable. However, if employees don’t think work attendance is important, they may tend to take advantage of being absent. When this happens, the cost to you and your company is great. By focussing on initiatives and strategies to reduce …

Alternate uses for Pulse Surveys

Alternate uses for Pulse Surveys

Tony Latter Best Practice

Traditionally people will use pulse surveys to send out strategic engagement programmes that will help them to generate insights from their people, so they can understand the sentiment of their organisation. This is key if you want to boost engagement, culture and productivity. However, it is only scratching the surface …

The importance of work life balance

The importance of work-life balance

Joe Wedgwood Best Practice

Work plays a significant part in all our lives. Our earnings ensure that the lights stay on, there’s food on the table and the rainy-day pot is full. It is no easy task to achieve work-life balance in today’s unpredictable and fast-paced business world. As we grow increasingly more connected …

Office politics 2 workers playing chess in the office

Office politics – Pros, cons and tips to govern it

Joe Wedgwood Best Practice

Put simply, office politics are the strategies people adopt to gain an advantage over their peers. The term is often thought of in a negative light, as these competitive strategies often come at the expense of others. If you asked a worker about their views on office politics, they will …