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Do you believe in happy work places?

EmilieT
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Hi everyone, 

 

Earlier this year, O2 took part in the Northumbria Water Group Innovation Festival. This unique event aims to identify innovative and creative solutions for a range of societal and environmental issues. Over a 5 days Design Sprint, the participants generated a wide range of ideas, a lot of them focused around mental health and happiness in the workplace. You can read more about this on the O2 Business Blog here.

 

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We all spend most of our time at work, and  it's really important to make sure that we feel valued and motivated there. Our time in the office shouldn't generate mental health issues, and the right environment and conditions can create a happier, healthier, safer and more productive workforce slight_smile

 

Everyone has a different idea of what their ideal work place would be like, so I thought it'd make for an interesting discussion:

 

What makes your work place happy?

What do you think could make it happier? 

 

It could be more flexibility, feeling listened to, having office pets, some perks such as on-site gym, regular team activities or free breakfast ... nothing is too big or too small, so I'm looking forward to reading your comments!

 

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Hmmmmm

 

It'd be nice to work somewhere where the management value the work done by the staff rather than just seeing them as a cost.

 

That's why I'm trying to save to start my own venture as I don't think I'll find that sort of environment working for others doing IT.

 

 

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Thanks for your insights @Cleoriff @darrengf @pgn @sheepdog @Anonymous @jonsie, this is a really interesting conversation to follow nerd It sounds like everyone agrees that equality, respect and recognition are 3 key things, along with everyone pulling their weight and making some effort. I found a good read recently, which is directly related but somehow linked to this conversation - 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45214560 

 

@Anonymous What kind of venture are you looking into mainly, if you don't mind me asking?

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@EmilieT

 

Probably cloud computing of some sort, setting up and operating solutions for businesses that don't want to/don't have the skills to do it themselves.

 

Looking into costs and pitfalls etc, don't want want to trip up where others have.

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@Anonymous wrote:

@EmilieT

 

Probably cloud computing of some sort, setting up and operating solutions for businesses that don't want to/don't have the skills to do it themselves.

 

Looking into costs and pitfalls etc, don't want want to trip up where others have.


Sounds like a really good idea @Anonymous, and being cautious and prepared is for the best - even if it means you can't be your own boss just yet, it'll all fall into place in due time slight_smile 

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