About Bob Marshall

Organisational therapist specialising in knowledge-work organisations.

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  • Bob shared from A Mind for Business: Get inside your head to transform how you work by Andy Gibson
    Note: Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
  • Bob shared from A Mind for Business: Get inside your head to transform how you work by Andy Gibson
    A University of Warwick study also showed positive emotions increase productivity by helping us engage more in our work. ‘Happier workers,’ said the study authors, ‘were 12 per cent more productive. Unhappier workers were 10 per cent less productive’. According to their findings, ‘the effect operates through a rise in sheer output…Effort increases. Precision remains unaltered’.10 When we are in a positive state of mind, we tend to race through our task lists and work more efficiently and accurately. When we feel good emotionally, it helps us reach a state of flow.
    Note: A positive state of mind helps us achieve a state of flow
  • Bob shared from A Mind for Business: Get inside your head to transform how you work by Andy Gibson
    Positive emotions like joy and excitement seem to increase our capacity for making decisions,1 improve our memories2 and encourage people to be helpful and collaborative.3 Staff in positive emotional states also make more time for interesting tasks whilst still doing boring, necessary tasks just as accurately.4
    Note: Positive emotional states are...positively beneficial
  • Bob shared from A Mind for Business: Get inside your head to transform how you work by Andy Gibson
    Discussing our emotions can feel too personal, even self-indulgent, particularly in a business context. Calling someone ‘emotional’ can even sound like an insult, implying that their judgement is unsound or their behaviour unpredictable. For some people, emotions just aren’t very ‘business like’. However, managing our emotions at work is essential to working well. We all experience moods and emotions all the time, both positive and negative, and our emotional state contributes directly to our professional performance. Moods and emotions affect our work. Positive moods have been linked...
    Note: We're not always comfortable talking about our feelings
  • Bob shared from A Mind for Business: Get inside your head to transform how you work by Andy Gibson
    Looking after your mind isn’t a luxury to be tackled once the work is finished: it is a key tool in getting work done.
    Note: Feed your mind