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Stephanie has developed Laughology into the nation's most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for creating happy organisations. So it's not just a happy coincidence that these blog posts contain an occasional rant, a few pearls of wisdom and bucket loads of undeniable truths, so make yourself a cu...ppa and read on. More
MAR
07

How do we create fairer workplaces?

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In 1968 a strike by 187 female workers at the Ford car factory in Dagenham was instrumental in the passing of the 1970 Equal Pay Act. The machinists walked out for three weeks in protest against their male colleagues earning 15 per cent more than them. A few years later the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made it illegal to discriminate against...
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MAR
07

What’s the point of unconscious bias training?

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This month, we’ve been working with Chaucer Plc, a leading specialty insurance group, to help managers be more aware of unconscious bias. But can you really train people in unconscious bias awareness if it’s ‘unconscious’? To understand this, you must first understand what unconscious bias is. We all have it, it is a bias that happens automatically, is outside of our...
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MAR
01

Sex is everywhere – unless you're a parent with your head wedged firmly in a bucket

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There was controversy this week following the announcement that relationships and sex education (RSE) will be taught in schools from age four. Some critics say that is too early to talk about these topics with children and that it can introduce them to ideas before they are ready to understand them fully. But any intelligent person would understand that by talking...
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SEP
06

The menopause does not just affect the person going through it. It impacts on families and workplaces too

The menopause does not just affect the person going through it. It impacts on families and workplaces too

There are many things a 29-year-old woman doesn’t want to hear. ‘Would you like me to park for you’ and ‘I think it’s a grey hair,’ are just two. As is ‘you are is menopausal’.

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MAY
14

Stephanie Davies: Steps to help you put together a mental health workplace strategy

Stephanie Davies: Steps to help you put together a mental health workplace strategy
Promoting mental health awareness is a good starting point, but workplaces need to go much further in order to prevent stress and mental illness. The positive shift we have seen in the past five years in how workplaces think about mental health and wellbeing is encouraging. Increased dialogue about the issue ‘normalises’ the experience of mental illness, and removed the stigma, which...
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MAR
19

On International Day of Happiness, Laughology's CEO, Stephanie Davies, asks: "Is it okay to be unhappy?"

On International Day of Happiness, Laughology's CEO, Stephanie Davies, asks: "Is it okay to be unhappy?"
You might think it's a bit odd that a happiness expert is writing about being unhappy? However the obsession the media and government seem to have with happiness has lead me to want to set the record straight. It’s OK to be unhappy - even on International Day of Happiness. Let me start by saying I am a firm believer in...
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JUL
20

Is reward and recognition the key to loyalty and motivation?

Is reward and recognition the key to loyalty and motivation?
Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, once said: "Appreciate everything your associates do. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune." Sam is right. Everyone likes praise and recognition, and all good leaders understand this. Academics have even studied the links between reward and productivity. In one study, The...
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APR
27

Stop measuring output and start measuring happiness

Stop measuring output and start measuring happiness
If you believe the news as reported in some papers, the UK is in fine economic shape. Business is booming and the economy is doing better than expected following the decision to leave the EU. Just last week the IMF issued a report report in which it predicted the UK economy will grow by 2% this year, up from 1.6% in...
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MAR
16

How important is workplace happiness? Ask JD Sports

How important is workplace happiness? Ask JD Sports
In a Channel 4 report, working practices were revealed at a JD Sports distribution centre that would make a Victorian workhouse owner shudder. Workers at the retailer’s Rochdale warehouse can apparently be sacked after three minor misdemeanours. Offences include sitting down, chewing gum, being late or having a mobile phone. The report also claimed that employees are not paid while they...
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