workplace well-being

Multi-tasking Overwhelms the Control Centre

By Gaynor Bussell The control network, as the name implies, is the area of the brain responsible for controlling people’s ability to align their behaviour with their goals. It is activated when people weigh long-term consequences, check their impulses, and selectively focus their…

Not damn lies, just the statistics

Gaynor Bussell our Workplace Wellbeing Coach at Value Driven Software says: Public Health England have the stats to prove that: Still one in five of adults smoke A third of adults drink more than the recommended levels of alcohol A…

The Rule of 2’s

There has been lots of research on physical activity and sedentary behaviour of late. We’d like to summarise it in some quick rules of thumb: You may go to the gym every day and work out, but it’s no good if you are…

Gaynor and Fad Diets

Our workplace well-being expert , Gaynor, was on BBC radio Coventry and Warwick yesterday at about 10.10 am talking about fad diets.   Here are some of the points about the diets she was talking about:  Nordic diet There has indeed been some…

Culture Drives Performance

Really enjoyed reading the The 2014 State of DevOps Report by Puppet Labs, IT Revolution Press and ThoughtWorks. Some of the key findings for me were: Strong IT performance is a competitive advantage. Firms with high-performing IT organizations were twice as likely to…

Gaynor Bussell quoted in the Daily Telegraph

Good to see our resident Well-Being at Work expert, Gaynor Bussell , being quoted by the Daily Telegraph. The article is about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and Gaynor tells us this is more evidence that there are no…

RallyOn Europe

Really enjoyed the session today at RallyON 2014 Europe Hopefully we got a few more people on the bus.

Gaynor Bussell is mentioned in today’s Daily Telegraph

Hats off to our workplace wellbeing coach, Gaynor Bussell, who is quoted in the Daily Telegraph today. Commenting on some new research that claims “Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death” Gaynor says, “There may be…

What’s Wrong With Multitasking?

With today’s need to get things done and long lists of several jobs that need doing now, we are all pressured into multitasking! We may even think we’re pretty good at it and it makes us more efficient. However, a…

The Agile Mandate

XYZ were a digital agency and over the years had done many software projects for their customers with varying degrees of success. After learning that many companies were having great success with Agile processes and noticing that even the UK…

Culture Predicts Performance

A big thanks to our friend Dr David F Rico (@dr_david_f_rico) for pointing us toward the recent Puppet Labs State Of DevOps Report. “in our survey, we were able to measure culture quantitatively, and found it is one of the…

Alternative tube map

  Sometimes its easier to walk from one tube stop to the next than do the journey by tube!  It’s good to walk!  Find out how your company can get healthier with some easy steps by signing up for our…

Gaynor on Radio Warwickshire

Good to hear our workplace well-being coach, Gaynor Bussell, on Radio Warwickshire this morning. Talking about curly kale, once again our coach is asked to present the science behind the latest health fad. It’s not a ‘super-veg’ but like all…