The Influence of Upbringing on Management Style Preferences

Are our management style preferences be influenced by our upbringing? I have always been fascinated by the different management styles that exist within the workplace. It is intriguing to see how individuals with similar positions can have such different approaches to leading their teams. It’s well documented that upbringing...

Eye Health Week

Last week was National Eye Health week (18-24 September 2023), and as part of our focus on wellbeing at work I attended an Essex Working Well seminar on eye health, delivered by local Essex based Charity Support 4 Sight https://www.support4sight.org.uk/. Not only were the figures they shared eye opening...

We’re Working Well!

In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environment, promoting the health and wellbeing of employees is crucial for both their personal wellness and the success of organisations. Recognising this need, the Essex Wellbeing Service has established Working Well, a program dedicated to providing free workplace health and wellbeing support to...

TSI Wellness Challenge

We are always looking for ways to improve overall wellbeing at The Survey Initiative. So when one of our team saw a blog on wellness challenges we thought, let’s do it! Wellness challenges are designed to help improve physical and mental health through a variety of activities and habits...

The Importance of Feeling Understood and Valued at Work

Feeling understood and valued at work is not something everyone experiences. I once had a manager say to me that they didn’t do emotion. This wasn’t about someone getting upset it was about discussing how people felt. It wasn’t someone that I reported to, but I was left wondering how...

How To Manage Holidays

The summer holidays will soon be upon us! For some, holidays will have been in their calendar for months and it will be something they are really looking forward to but there is a flip side. Gary recently wrote a blog regarding the decision by Goldman Sachs to give...

Applied Research Conference 2022

Attending the CIPD’s 2022 Applied Research Conference gave me an opportunity to relate my experience of the current employee engagement landscape, gained from working with The Survey Initiative, to the wider picture as experienced by researchers in other organisations and institutions.  Of course, the impact of coronavirus on the...