Resilience and Positive Wellbeing in Times of Great Uncertainty

A blog from Anna Maasland, Bailey & French Consultant In the past few days (and weeks) I have seen many working from home articles discussing how to make it meaningful and keep human connections. We are all going through unprecedented times and having to be innovative and work in ways that are alien to us. […]

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Seeing Clearly: Why Teams Can’t Flow Without Clarity

We work in teams because we are striving to reach a common goal, a goal that is too complex, challenging or large to be achieved alone. To achieve that goal, we need to know where we are going and what is expected of us in getting there. This is why clarity is so critical: we […]

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Everyone Has A Role to Play: Unique Contribution & Team Flow

A unit of a team has more power than the individuals within it. Yet every single person within the team needs to feel they are making their own contribution and understand why they are on the team and what they are bringing to the party. We all need to think and feel:  “this is my […]

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3 Ways to Support Teams and Avoid a ‘Digital Burnout’

The use of technology has become an unavoidable part of everyday life. We have become reliant on it for much of our day-to-day functioning, with a reliance that continues to grow alongside the rapid developments which we are still experiencing to this day. Technology can fundamentally be seen as an enabler. It enables ease of […]

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Why Having a Growth Mindset is Vital to Succeed as a Team?

To be able to flourish and thrive as individuals, teams and organisations, we need to move past traditional methods and look at things in a new way – a more humanising way. We need to stop thinking about performance culture as annual appraisals. We need to explore embedding a culture of continuous feedback. Most of […]

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Learning from bees and starlings: Introducing Team Flow

Have you ever looked up at the sky at dusk and witnessed a murmuration of starlings? It’s a breathtaking, awe-inspiring sight: a whirling mass of thousands of birds wheeling, darting and swooping in unison. As a collective they just seem to know – seamlessly, effortlessly and joyfully – where to go and what to do. […]

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CIPD Sussex Seminar: Team Flow

Why attend? There have been lots of models and approaches to develop teams over the years, assessing the team and then helping them fix what’s wrong and drive high performance. Imagine being able to empower teams to go beyond a traditional focus on performance and to work in a way that also increases wellbeing. Alex […]

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How can applying strengths to relationships increase collective wellbeing in the workplace?

Our Business Depends on Positive Relationships. Collective success is achieved through people and how effectively they collaborate. Without positive relationships – connections based on mutual trust and respect – our work can suffer. This isn’t surprising considering positive relationships act as energising revitalisers. They improve our happiness, wellbeing, engagement and resilience, therefore making us feel […]

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We are excited to announce our Innovation in Business award!

We are extremely honoured to announce that we have received the Innovation in Business award at Brighton and Hove Business Awards – sponsored by the University of Sussex! We are so grateful for the community of people and organisations that we have collaborated with to get to this point. Our relationships – with our clients, […]

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This year we are launching our first Positive Psychology Summer School

Exciting news from Bailey & French… This year we are launching our first Positive Psychology Summer School, kicking off on 15th July. The 6-week course has been specially designed for people who recognise the importance of positive psychology and who want to learn more about how best to apply it. It’s an opportunity to peer […]

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A human-to-human approach for reducing Bullying & Harassment at work

The prevalence of bullying in the workplace is rising, and there are likely a number of reasons that this is the case. One reason could be due to people feeling more able and empowered to report bullying and harassment. Another is that some managers are struggling with higher levels of diversity in the workplace (be […]

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Three Positive Ways to Buffer Brexit Uncertainties for People in the Insurance Industry

“When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands.” Daniel Goleman Uncertainty continues to reign in the UK, and this is having a particularly negative influence on people in the insurance industry. Most large insurance companies have strong international links […]

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