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Every week, we publish on how to improve your workplace culture keeping track of the latest people trends, so you’ll know how to make your company a happier place.

How a Weekly Team Meeting Can Generate a 5x ROI

How a Weekly Team Meeting Can Generate a 5x ROI

Returns on investment have never been more critical as recession is looming. Yet, if we were to offer you a 5X return on investment – in Year One – you would certainly not believe us. There has to be a catch, right?

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Happiness – The Perk that Never Gets Old

Happiness – The Perk that Never Gets Old

Companies often look to perks as a way of increasing staff engagement, but effective, long-lasting change comes from cultivating a work environment that satisfies people’s core psychological needs.

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How to Scale with Your Company Culture Intact

How to Scale with Your Company Culture Intact

Many companies are looking to scale up as they emerge from the pandemic. And, one of the biggest concerns they have is being able to scale with their culture intact. Yet, it’s entirely possible with a team-first focus, rather than a top-down approach.

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International Day of Happiness – why workplace happiness is good for everyone

International Day of Happiness – why workplace happiness is good for everyone

It may feel odd to celebrate International Day of Happiness amid COVID-19. Still, in many respects, the ongoing pandemic has made happiness at work evermore important – particularly as the boundaries between work and home have become increasingly blurred over recent months due to lockdowns and the associated shift to remote work.

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One size doesn’t fit all in a company of microcultures

One size doesn’t fit all in a company of microcultures

As we start to see the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel there are huge questions about how we will work in the future. Many CEOs share an idea that working from home is not the new normal and believe it has undermined work culture and productivity. But, working from home is here to stay and companies need is a flexible and agile culture that can meet the needs of their workforce.

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The Workplace Trends that Matter in 2021

The Workplace Trends that Matter in 2021

Our hopes and expectations for 2021 are admittedly low — it just needs to be better than 2020. But even with the slow rollout of vaccines, there is little to believe that the first part of the year will be any different (though our cousins in the US may feel the new start with a new President). Even so, some trends have stood out to us for the year ahead.

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Even in a Crisis, Positivity Leads to Creativity

Even in a Crisis, Positivity Leads to Creativity

90% of executives believe that COVID-19 has changed how their businesses will operate across the next five years. Companies are now looking for innovative solutions to survive. But innovation can’t come from nowhere — it must be fostered in positive environments. And, if you innovate the way you take care of your people, innovation and creativity will follow.

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How Leaders Can Help Teams Survive Burnout

How Leaders Can Help Teams Survive Burnout

The pandemic has created a fertile environment for burnout in everyone. While not having anywhere to go on holiday makes taking time off difficult, it’s an incredibly important part of staving off burnout. 

Leaders can protect their teams by establishing clear boundaries and listening to their people, and now is the time to be vigilant for the signs of burnout, in both yourself and your teams. 

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Empowering your Employees Through the Next Normal

Empowering your Employees Through the Next Normal

Workplaces are now very different places. Business have to be sensitive to the way their employees frame risk as they make decisions on how quickly they open. By looking at your employees through The Five Ways to Happiness at Work, you can empower your people during this time of increased and continued anxiety.

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Racism and Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Racism and Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Combined with COVID-19, this period of unrest is proving to be a defining moment. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve of history. How organizations respond will significantly affect employee wellbeing and how employees feel about their organization - with workplaces becoming either a place of psychological safety or one that threatens racial identity.

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Why Teams are the Engines of Positive Change

Why Teams are the Engines of Positive Change

Teams are the instruments of change in a company. Changes in their microcultures are more likely to shape you company’s culture than anything else. In today’s Covid-19 world, flexible team sizes are a must, and small teams are how companies will be able to climb the resilience curve.

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How Focusing on Employee Wellbeing Can Reap a 5x ROI

How Focusing on Employee Wellbeing Can Reap a 5x ROI

A 5x return on investment in year one is, you may think, both elusive and improbable. Yet, it’s entirely possible when you proactively look after employee wellbeing and team morale.

Putting numbers on what is intangible is, by nature, an estimation compared to other financial drivers within a business. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. At Friday Pulse, we’ve done just that – estimated the return on investment in wellbeing. And when potential returns are so significant, it shows that the investment is worthwhile.

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What's The Cost of Low Employee Morale in The Workplace?

What's The Cost of Low Employee Morale in The Workplace?

The predictions of economists right now are dire. However, that’s the current role of economists – to put numbers on the potential fallout from the crisis. Our resilience calculator reveals that the cost of ignoring team moral will accumulate quickly over the coming months.

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What Valentine's Day Can Teach Us About Building Great Teams

What Valentine's Day Can Teach Us About Building Great Teams

It’s Valentine’s Day. The day we celebrate that most supreme of human emotions – love. It’s also the day when rampant commercialization of romantic love steps into overdrive. Regardless of your feelings towards this holiday, it’s a perfect time to talk about (positive) emotions.

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Interpret the Top Culture Trends of 2020 & Make Your Employees Happy

Interpret the Top Culture Trends of 2020 & Make Your Employees Happy

Over the last decade we’ve seen some major shifts in the workplace, especially in corporate culture and employee values. At the start of this new decade, we couldn’t resist looking at the data trends leading to 2020 and some of the major influencers that will be trending in the new year and beyond.

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How to Change Your Workplace Culture with Consistent Effort

How to Change Your Workplace Culture with Consistent Effort

Just how much money is spent in trying to get the “right culture” for an organization? According to a recent report by Gartner, $230 billion is spent in the US, and a further £55 billion in the UK. Most of that money is spent on a combination of “consultants, surveys, and workshops.”

Yet even with that amount of money spent, only 30% of organizations feel like they have the right culture — despite spending an average of $2,200 per employee.

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