Moments of pure absorption in your work provide powerful insights that help to boost your wellbeing and performance
Work gets hard when hot-desking startsvideo
Open-plan offices and hot-desking are taking a toll on workplace relationships. Modern offices are making workers less friendly rather than more, as they struggle with noise, distractions and a lack of belonging.
The time is right for critical thinkingvideo
Our fast-changing world will require new responses. Critical thinking will be important to ensure we can navigate the complexities of modern times. But what is it?
Mental health benefits when teens ‘belong’ at schoolvideo
Dr Kelly Allen MAPS says research shows that a sense of belonging is important to ensure young people thrive at school
A state of being totally absorbed in an activity, in which we feel both adequately challenged and equipped with the skills to meet the challenge. The concept forms part of ‘positive psychology’. Flow, also referred to as being in the zone, was developed by the psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. He has linked achieving flow to increased…
Targeting certain behaviours can improve health in high-risk occupations
In high-risk occupations, leaders can protect the health of their staff by promoting certain behaviours like getting enough sleep, dealing with grief or talking up about stress.
Witnessing trauma at work takes an emotional toll
Many professions - paramedics, police, firefighters - involve helping people in traumatic circumstances but witnessing trauma has its own effects that can haunt people for life.
Meet the Australian swim team sports psychologist
Helping swimmers struggling with anxiety or poor performance, building team dynamics and minimising distractions in the athletes’ village are all in a day's work for sports psychologist Georgia Ridler at the Olympics.
Why mental toughness is the secret to success at the Olympics
Training the mind is the difference between winning gold and failing to qualify in Rio.
How leadership networks can benefit your workplace
Developing connections outside traditional hierarchies can help organisations and employees to become more efficient, creative and better able to deal with complex problems.