About Simon Confino

Simon is Founder of We-Q. He is an organisational psychologist, team and 1:1 coach for a wide range of organisations internationally. He writes and researches collaborative intelligence and its relationship to relating to one another with our humanity at the centre. Simon is the author of 'Black Blood' an eco thriller about the fossils in fossil fuels.

Real Happiness at Work

Why is it that the huge increase in money thrown at ‘Happiness at Work’ initiatives over recent years has not stopped employee engagement scores sliding to an historical and shocking low of 13% worldwide? (Gallup 2016) Why are we so unhappy, and what can be done about it? 

As founder of We-Q, the Collaborative Intelligence App, I had the pleasure of spending time with Frederic Laloux, author of ‘Reinventing Organisations’, and one of the world’s most influential contributors to the study of healthy and effective organisations. Together we went on a deep dive into the ills and possibilities of contemporary work life.

“ Happiness is a transitory possibility to evoke, which seems radical given the levels of suffering in organisational life today.” Frederic Laloux

By |2020-06-05T16:44:47+01:00December 19th, 2019|Business - null, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The yearning for Deep Human Connection at work

Fredric Laloux talks of the need to restore “our birthright” of deep human connection back into the contemporary workplace. The exclusive interview is embedded in this blog and is free to listen to. What then follows is a description of the key themes, their relevance to the contemporary workplace, and their link to the effectiveness of We-Q.

By |2020-06-05T16:44:39+01:00November 28th, 2019|Business - null, Uncategorised|0 Comments

From Breakdown to Breakthrough

More and more high-achieving, sensitive people I know are burning out. They are suffering a combination of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, poor relationships and ill health. It’s very painful to hear their stories. These feelings are a healthy and appropriate response to a system out of balance. Our deeper selves are telling us to “Change course”. Yes, but in what direction and how can we keep things going whilst we change?

By |2021-03-15T18:39:50+00:00August 24th, 2017|Business - null, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Selfish Donald Trump versus Selfless Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa has this week become a saint. A saint of Selflessness. At the same time, in the US, we have the Saint of Selfishness, Donald Trump with his red ties and bellicose divisive style. In echoes of Gordon Gekko, Donald once proudly declared; “You can never be too greedy”

Saint Teresa and Donald Trump represent the opposites ends of the Selfless/Selfish dichotomy. All of us grapple between the two, trying to balance what’s best for us and the needs of others.

In this blog, I suggest that we are trapped in this dichotomy, that it causes enormous distress, and that there is a way out.

By |2021-03-15T18:47:32+00:00August 31st, 2016|Business - null, Uncategorised|0 Comments
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