7 ways covid-19 has changed our workplaces forever

7 ways COVID-19 has changed our workplaces forever

The world has changed quite dramatically, in many different ways, since COVID-19 turned up on our doorsteps. Every leader across every continent has seen their organisation and the people within it impacted by the societal and economic challenges COVID-19 has brought with it. Some of these changes have bordered on heartbreaking, but other changes have …

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motivational storm

Why Tuesday 14th April 2020 is the beginning of motivational armageddon

In a time where almost every headline is screaming ‘crisis’ and ‘catastrophe’ in all caps, you may find yourself becoming numb to another dramatic headline.  If you hadn’t arrived here, I wouldn’t blame you for inoculating yourself from more drama in what has been an extraordinary few weeks. But I confess, the term ‘motivational armageddon’ …

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slack dropbox integration

12 practical Slack integrations to help you manage your remote team

If your team is working remotely there’s a good chance that you’re using Slack as your primary communication method. It’s a ripper of a tool that helps boost collaboration and minimise the need for back-and-forth emails.  And while Slack is pretty great on its own, you can take its effectiveness to the next level by …

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employee engagement

What does employee engagement actually look like?

Employee engagement is one of those terms that gets thrown around often. But what does employee engagement actually mean, and is it something that’s realistic to achieve across all industries? With as much as we invest in improving employee engagement within our organisations, what are the signs that our efforts are working? What should we …

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team culture

Creating and maintaining a strong remote team culture

One of the challenges that organisations embracing the ‘work from anywhere’ revolution face is remote team culture. Where do you even begin? Workplace culture on its own is a big, daunting subject, but when you throw time-zones and wifi into the mix, things can spin out of control fast. In this article, we’re going to …

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dogs at work

What science has to say about dogs at work

They’re cute, cuddly and make great companions, but does having dogs at work have any science-backed benefits? There are plenty of organisations embracing dogs at work for many different reasons ranging from productivity to stress reduction. At Pragmatic Thinking, we’re all for dogs at work. And since we’ve got a psychologist, behavioural scientist and a …

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feedback culture

The foundations of a phenomenal feedback culture

Are you a quest to improve the feedback culture in your organisation? That’s a noble quest, and one that we’d like to join you on. We’ll be the Gandalf to your Frodo, the Yoda to your Luke… get the picture? Join us for a journey into what it takes to build a phenomenal feedback culture …

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best team rituals

7 of the best team rituals to get you thinking outside of the box

Team rituals are the glue that holds workplace cultures together through times of challenge and change. They’re fun, interactive and the most successful ones are closely tied to company values. We know rituals are important, but how do we take them to the next level? While switching up your regular team meeting to a standing …

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