Positive Deviance

What is positive deviance? Positive deviance is an innovative approach to problem solving. It suggests when we need to solve problems in our communities and organisations, we should look to individuals or groups who are ‘positive deviants’ for solutions. Positive deviants face the same (or perhaps worse) challenges/problems as the rest of their community/organisation andContinue reading “Positive Deviance”

The World Happiness Report

Measuring well-being provides an opportunity to identify and enhance factors which promote personal and collective wellbeing around the world. The World Happiness Report, which was touched upon in an earlier post on sustainable happiness, encourages us to become more aware of the level of self-reported happiness in both our own country and on a widerContinue reading “The World Happiness Report”

Fostering a greater connection

Humans are social creatures – some more than others! Research suggests that some of the happiest people have active social lives and a wide network of friends and family. This network provides us with opportunities to socialise, people to share good news with as well as personal support to reach out to when times areContinue reading “Fostering a greater connection”

Changing good intentions into action

Have you ever wanted to be a little kinder, a little more thoughtful or feel like you were a little more useful? You’ve probably had times when you’ve wished people had been more like that towards you! We often have good intentions but it’s not always easy to follow through and make these a reality.Continue reading “Changing good intentions into action”