Comfort and joy in work

To find comfort, joy and happiness in the workplace is not easy. Now more than ever, there is more pressure to perform, conform and become the norm. There’s no time, there’s no freedom, there’s no reflective process. How can we bring joy to work, comfort, love and kindness under such conditions? It’s time to stop.…Read more »

McKinsey 7s model

The McKinsey 7s model is a great tool to think about organisational changes in the wider system, environment and context. It recognises for improvements to be made and sustained, there are several factors that need to be aligned with a central shared purpose. It has a combination of “hard elements” (strategy, structure and systems) which…Read more »

The Secret Ingredients to #Endpjparalysis

On 6th November 2016, the idea for Endpjparalysis was born in a tweet A seed of “caring” was planted. A flower of “compassion” grew. A field of “nurturing” blossomed. What is Endpjparalysis? Endpjparalysis is a national campaign with the most simplest yet ingenious purpose: encouraging patients in hospitals to get dressed in their own clothes,…Read more »

The power of pictures

Information, knowledge and guidance is so important for service users within healthcare. Knowing how to look after ourselves, who to contact when we have concerns or what to do when things go wrong (in relation to our health) is so important. Think of the time when a patient didn’t ring or ask to come sooner…Read more »

Joy in work – pictorial 

Free for anyone to download and use.  As someone who loves fun, joy, creativity and inspiration, when I read the IHI white paper on joy in work – a picture started to form in my head.  I would like to credit and reference the IHI.  I hope this helps someone, somewhere. 

The power in a Smile – pictorial

Sometimes things just float by in my head and I’ve got to draw them otherwise I get restless. Smiling is such a simple thing, but sometimes, we overlook how powerful it can be. It connects on an emotional level with people, is so easy to do and brightens the day up. Smiles share happiness.  I…Read more »