Pressure and Stress in the Workplace; a vital distinction

Trying to distinguish workplace stress from the pressures of work  can be a little stressful. Some people say that a certain amount of stress is a necessary, as without it we would lack the [...]

Capability and Confidence

Given Learning is a Process, Not an Event All work-based learning involves acquiring new knowledge, understanding and skills.  Capability refers to the ability to  consistently combine and apply [...]

Blindingly Obvious

It’s only logical… We perform better at work when we feel well i.e.  Have more energy, think more clearly therefore are more productive. We are even more likely to be engaged in our work and [...]

Two Key Ingredients

True collaboration is more a way of working together than a formal business structure. Upon doing some research, one article really grabbed my attention: “True Collaboration Is a Partnership: Six [...]

Small is Beautiful (when it comes to collaboration)

When it comes to working together, the collaborative approach lends itself particularly well to small-scale partnerships of two, three or possibly more… Whatever the number, the key is that all [...]

Successful Collaboration

Sole trading can be a lonely gig, and the opportunity to collaborate with other independent trainers and consultants is always a welcome one. Having said that, not every attempt we have made to [...]

Working Well Together (in pursuit of the collaborative advantage, part 3))

Collaborative partnerships require certain ingredients blended-well together if the potential of the advantage is to be realised. We are not talking about large and complex organisational [...]

True Collaborations (the very idea…)

More than just “working together”   Expecting to reap the benefit from a collaboration just because we are drawn to the notion that “two minds are better than one” is wishful thinking. If it were [...]

In Pursuit of the Collaborative Advantage

  The benefits of effective collaboration are well recognised. The maxim “two minds are better than one” illustrates the commonly-held view that combining forces, resources, knowledge and [...]

Workplace Mental Health, part 1

Managing Mental Health at Work is a brand new, CPD-Certified one-day course, and the product of a fruitful collaboration with Catherine Eadie, MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC. The course is aimed [...]