Ever since I was a child, I’ve been interested in why people do the things that they do. Now I spend most of my time in the workplace, I wonder why people do things there. We spend an ever increasing amount of time at work, and if we can find ways to be more productive and happier at work then that’s something worth doing.
My background drifts from the academic to the practical in this area. Academically, I studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Experimental Psychology, including spending time as a member of the Occupational Psychology division of the British Psychological Society. Practically, I currently work in the public sector doing large scale operational delivery, leading an area of over 100 people, who are responsible for creating and delivering the operational strategy for an area of 4500. The scale of the organisation makes it a perfect place to see how these concepts work in practice.
This blog isn’t about me sharing any “wisdom” – the posts are about ideas that I’ve seen, read about or, very occasionally, had myself, and then trying to find a bit of evidence about whether that idea is proven (or has enough evidence to be worth pursuing). They’re a learning process for me while I’m writing and researching too.