I could do with a bit more #yellow in my life. I dare you to be miserable when you're in a #workspace that's anything but bland and boring. Choosing to #work in a space that has vibrant colour schemes could notably lift your mood and subsequently shift your mindset. It isn't a requirement for every task you set out to do but you shouldn't underestimate the influence of your environment. Having the option to target and move to different types of spaces to complement the work you need to get done will dramatically effect how easy or hard you find it to achieve it. Photo credit shout out to @designboom for showcasing this #workplacedesign by #SNKH_studio
#womenwhorock Work doesn't have to be boring. If you're lucky enough to work with Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka @swissmiss ) you'll already know exactly what I mean. She has a confetti drawer and a prop box in her office because, "sometimes you just need a viking hat to reply to certain emails." Need I say any more? There are a lot of things to love about Tina. I've just watched her brilliant #99u talk and it's packed full of golden nuggets of wisdom. In her talk, she gives us an insight into her personal rules (Rule #4 above: don't forget to play), how she applies them to everything she does and why she prides herself on being a good boss. If #companyculture is important to you and you've ever wanted to get some ideas on what you can you do to bring a bit more heart, kindness, generosity and play into your environment, invest 20 minutes in watching her 99u talk, you'll be glad you did. #inspirationalwomen You can find her talk on Vimeo here: http://bit.ly/2kAhkie Photo credit to @swissmiss from her 99u talk.
#tgif Tell me this wouldn't be a more fun way to head to reception to pick up your 3 o'clock appointment? Who said #work had to be boring? #workdifferent Photo credit shout out to @reigned for their share.
Who wouldn't get a little feel good #buzz from finding one of these on their desk when they rock up in the morning? Feedback doesn't always have to be verbal, seemingly little things can have a big #impact when they're unexpected. #randomactsofkindness Photo credit and pen #inspiration shout out to @veronicadearly Discovered her today and have become an instant fan.
Let's make Thursday the new Friday! Think about this, if you could have the option of a 3-day weekend EVERY WEEK, how many of you would work slightly longer Mon-Thurs to get Fridays off? The good news is there are companies out there that are already on side with understanding the benefits of splitting the week slightly more in the favour of work and home life balance with a 4:3 day ratio. I stumbled across this company a few years ago but in honour of #tbt I wanted to shine the spotlight on Ryan Carson the founder and CEO at Treehouse ( @teamtreehouse ) is one of those enlightened leaders that has proven that the 4-day work week model works. Ryan does a great job of explaining his philosophy and some of their results here: http://bit.ly/1GTIDaa Alternatively, see link in the bio. So, as you sit at your desks today and the end of the workday looms closer, imagine how much better it would feel if it was the start of your weekend. If you're tempted by the idea, don't waste any time, get up tomorrow with the purpose of starting your Friday pitching the 4-day work week idea to your CEO and plant the seed. Change can only happen if you initiate it. #onelife If this is already your reality, Happy Friday! Photo credit shout out to @forevercharli
I love any #architect who factors #nature into their vision and builds it into their design. As #culturejunkies we work in the same way at Aunt Mabel. The #culture in your business has evolved over time, you have to respect it, seek to understand it's evolution through soliciting feedback from your teams and commit to make changes to repair the broken bits one small step at a time. You need to factor in the trees within your organisation design, they're deep rooted in your culture. #changeagents Photo credit shout out to @finedecoration
There's something to be said about the power of #visioning I'm stopping in Devon for a few days and I've just hit the local pool for my first swim in months. I was so excited to be back in the water, then I heard Coldplay's "Paradise" come on over the loud speaker and #boom I was teleported to the dreamy #pool in the above pic. Making time for a bit of #selflove is good for the soul. #adrenalinerush#happinessburst Photo credit shout out to @restless.arch for the #inspiration and putting the #miramontiboutiquehotel on my radar.
#notmycar Currently packing my car for a trip to Devon and I would seriously consider packing a much smaller bag if someone would kit out my car with #coffeeontap in the trunk. Tell me this wouldn't make for the best #roadtrip ever! Photo credit shout out to @precisioncoffee for the #inspiration
I'm having a very #lazysaturday and rather than trek to the store to get milk to make myself a #latte I'm opting to daydream about one instead. Note the continuation of the #eternaloptimist theme from my last post. I've heard of the fluky occurrence of it raining frogs but do you think it could ever snow lattes? #whatarethechances Photo credit shout out to @ilove.coffee for their #repost of original image by @tahtivan
Yay! It's snowing in #london Think the odds of getting enough of a #snowfall to emulate the pic are low but nothing wrong with being an eternal optimist! #letitsnow Photo credit shout out to @epic.travels for posting this pic from @espenhaag of #winter in #Norway
#teambuilding This looks like a pretty idyllic location for a #team#offsite I'm sure a long leisurely dinner round this table would help you get to know your #teammates better. Work is no longer an individual pursuit and throwing more money at a disengaged team isn't a long term solution for happiness. Nowadays we're motivated by being a part of a team and getting behind a #mission that makes a difference to the world and we can get passionate about. If anything, people would take a pay cut in exchange for doing something that they love. Investing in team away days to strengthen relationships, share ideas and make sure everyone is still on track with your shared mission is a much better investment that will pay back by the bucket load. With the rise in #dispersedteams it's a great way to meet your #remote colleagues face to face and get the whole team together in one place. There's a movement happening, people everywhere are wanting to take control back of their lives and are looking for experiences over things. Does your #workplace tick those boxes? #onelife Photo credit shout out to @architectureoskar