We’re often advised to step out of our comfort zone, to push ourselves to try new things. But what are comfort zones, and why are they so… comfortable?
NHS Change Day started last year with a single tweet and has evolved into a revolutionary event that puts people – thousands of staff and millions of patients – at the helm of change-making in UK healthcare.
Employee benefits aren’t always as boring as pension plans and a gym membership that you won’t get around to using. Basecamp work with a travel agent to design holiday packages to make sure employees take their allocated days off each year.
A study in New Zealand suggests abandoning rules and letting children take risks might be better for everyone in the long run. What lessons can we learn if we hold this example as a mirror to the adult world?
Boston-based game developer Adriel Wallick created Train Jam, a gaming event where a group of developers board a train to a mutually beneficial industry event and use the long journey to thrash out ideas.
Many see networking as an uncomfortable and obligatory extension of work, and shy away from it. But it’s a socioeconomic must, a crucial step towards getting ahead in your job. Here’s how to do it better painlessly.
Can you imagine going in to work tomorrow and being told you don’t have a manager anymore? Now imagine how that would impact your own role, and whether that is for better or worse. Welcome to a working environment where roles overlap instead of being stacked on top of each other.
Exploring space technology so humans can live on other planets: these are hugely ambitious – and some would say unlikely – plans. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has the CV and attitude of someone who might just succeed.
Being told to be good, green and healthy is perhaps as useful as being told to be creative. That’s why we spoke to We Are What We Do: a not-for-profit behaviour change company dedicated to tackling major social and environmental issues – without being all preachy about it.
If you need proof that creativity works with serious issues, Forum for the Future has it, and it’s Claire Wyatt’s job to find ways to communicate their tough messages creatively.
Brimming with ideas and can’t stay focused on one thing at a time? That could be your best route to success, says Makeshift co-founder Stef Lewandowski. His way out of a creative block? “Go and do something really naughty.”
When it comes to medicine, getting things right is critical. So when you are ready to try out a new idea, why not employ the same testing methods as the world of medicine – randomised testing?