Entries by Lucia Kelleher

Email NOT the problem – Human conditioning IS

We hear about email being tarred and feathered continuously as the scourge of modern workplaces, and strategies abound to deal with this awfulness. These discussions and strategies are all very interesting and helpful to a degree. However, as with most of the modern day problems of overload and too much stuff and all the rest […]

New Year’s Resolutions – Why they so often fai

  As a Behavioural Neuroscientist I always ask the groups I train in how to succeed with behaviour change, ‘how often do you succeed with your News Year’s Resolutions (NYR’s)?’ Over the years I have been finding that more and more people don’t bother. I always ask why? “Because I know I will fail or […]

Employee well-being = organisational wellbeing

Research indicates that workplace absenteeism costs the Australian economy on average $18 billion per year with workplace stress and overwhelm being a major contributor to it. Research also indicates that a successful employee well-being program can: Decrease sick leave by 25.3% Decrease workers compensation by 40.7% Decrease disability management costs by 22.3% Save $5.81 for […]

To Blog or Not to Blog? – is the question

I have not posted for some time and there is a reason for that, and there is also a reason why I am blogging now. So why did I stop posting? It was a moral dilemma – moral compasses appear to be in short supply with sections of humanity currently. My moral dilemma was about putting ‘more […]

Why your business cannot afford to ignore distraction

The Principals of Productive People and Employerbility have recently joined forces to conduct a second wave of earlier research to test a theory about productivity and distraction in Australian workplaces. Our full report is available (free) on our website. Our theory based on our combined decades of consulting,  experience, academic  and desk research and our […]

The Future of Work in the Age of Technology

At some point in our evolution we became sentient and aware of our own existence and this marks the beginning of continuous improvement. The old clique there are 2 certainties in life, death and taxes really should be death and continuous improvement. We accept that the will to live is extremely powerful and the driver […]