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Imagine 2 companies

There’s about 200 people working at each.

You enter the first office

People are scattered around the place in small groups.

The rest are rushing around looking at no one, walking in and out of meeting rooms,  talking loudly on their mobile phones

No-one pays you any attention. 

No-one meets your eye.

Breaking into one of those groups is intimidating 

You want to talk to someone to ask how to start a new project, but wait ages for anyone to speak to you

There are other people on their own but they have their headphones in and are deeply engrossed in working, texting and social media

The atmosphere is dead. 

No love. 

Now imagine company number two.

Even before you’re inside the room someone comes up and says hello and welcomes you in

People smile at you as you walk towards the desks

You smile back.

You feel at ease. 

People are scattered around the place in groups, with some people moving about, talking to each other, chatting while they make a cup of tea, helping each other to find a meeting room

Saying hello to old friends.

Saying hello to new friends.

A round of applause draws your attention to one of the group

One of the team has just sold a new project to a client 

High fives. 

Big smiles.

You sit down at a desk and strike up a conversation with the person next to you, because you are all in this together, right?

Work re-imagined. LET'S RESET the workplace. 

Let’s Reset is a cultural change company transforming businesses by linking commercial effectiveness to team performance. We help businesses to promote a culture of wellbeing & resilience to turbo charge growth. My new book, LET'S RESET with Rankin launches on 28th November with the official launch on December 5th at John Lewis, Westfield.  

For more info email suki@letsreset.com I:Letsreset1 www.letsreset.com T:@sukithompson 

The photos in this article are taken from LET'S RESET BOOK. Thanks to our partners Vitality UK   News UK The&Partnership Publicis Groupe UK John Lewis Westfield Pureprint Group Bookomi  RANKIN Agency Let's Reset

PS I adapted this from a EBS  mailing sent to me last week, it made me realise that great working environments are like great bars, in so many ways.

Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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