What is true resilience? Unpacking resilience and debunking wrong notions

By 2016 TEC Speaker of the Year, Ashton Bishop, CEO at Step Change

It’s 5:30 p.m., and you’re just about to leave the office — but are you actually leaving?

Let’s unpack this.

Work is technically over, but has your mind stopped thinking about it? Are you still coming up with solutions to your work problems as you’re commuting home?

This kind of ‘grit’ is what a lot of people equate to ‘resilience’. But is this what resilience is? Is this what we should all strive for? Continue reading

Stress. Is it due to your fears?

By Harvey Martin, TEC Chair – I was reflecting on Andrew Dick’s article a few weeks ago regarding stress—how he talked about being self-aware of stress and the impact it was has on you. ‘The only way to get something done right, is to do it myself!’ One of the most common reasons for stress, is the fear that ‘Unless I do the job. It won’t be done correctly.’ […] more

Workplace Wellbeing: Tip Number 10 – Start your own choir

A bit like Yoga, being involved in a choir is very popular at present. There are choirs out there that you can join for all different types of people and groups, especially community ones.

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Workplace Wellbeing Tip Number 9 – Do yoga or meditation classes

It’s really important that we start the day on an “emotional high”. If we are emotionally high, we perceive the world to be a better place and work more productively as a result. It’s all targeted towards positive psychology that leads to better outcomes. If we Feel Good, then we Think Good, and then we Do Good. At a business level if we improve morale, and have a positive attitude, then productivity increases. Continue reading

Workplace Wellbeing: Tip Number 8 – Scatter your workload

One of the major wellbeing issues that have emerged recently is sedentary behavior. This has been identified by VicHealth as the number two issue that negatively impacts workplace wellbeing. Stress is still number one. Sedentary behavior is quite simply when we sit for too long. The solution is easy. Move. Continue reading