Events

Being Human; Getting Back Together

Join us on 8th September 2021 at 10:30am (BST) / 5:30pm (SNG) for a light,
fast-paced, fun and relevant conversation about what is Getting Back Together.

We all know what it is like to hear that you have to book off the weekend to go to the New Forest with your company… suddenly the thoughts come rushing in… what on earth are they going to make us do this time… wondering who it is this year who is going to break their leg…

Whilst there is no doubt some of the activities might have resulted in accidents and quite frankly seem pointless… there is value in bringing people out their working environments and getting them to work on something in a completely different context.

We have been distant for so long, working miles apart from the people that we used to work next to. The world of work has changed forever, and understanding what is best for us and our teams is going to be crucial to moving forwards and growing together.

Is together always better? Can you develop and nurture relationships purely virtually? How can we best bring people together in a hybrid world? What are we actually bringing people back together for?

These are just some of the questions we will be exploring on the 8th September… so please do join us!

 

Register today by clicking here.

Previously on Being Human…

Being Human; Fostering Collaboration

Using our experience of working with leadership teams around the globe, from start-ups to multinationals, to inspire new ways to work together, we dived into the world of collaboration, focusing on what we have learned, sharing insights and best practices we have picked up along the way.

To view the recording please click here

Being Human; The Power of Play 

We explored The Power of Play with our amazing guests Catherine Dernulc and Paul Woolmington, who provided an insightful and engaging conversation to the importance of play within the workplace. Using play within teams and organisations can foster innovation, build stronger connections between individuals and teams, and forces us to think and behave differently. 

To see the highlights from the session please click here, and to the view the full recording, please click here.

 

Being Human; Creating a Culture of Wellness

We hosted a lively and discursive conversation of what it takes to build a culture of positivity and wellness within companies and organisations – moving from the individual
(our Wellness v Burnout event) to the collective.

To the view the full recording, please click here.

Being Human; The Power of Humour

In January this year, we explored humour; what it is, why we need it and some practical tips on how to bring more laughter and levity to how we live and work!

We were joined by Francis Gilson (comedy producer at BBC), Paul Boross (psychologist, humourologist and pitch doctor) and Neil Mullarkey (improviser, author, facilitator and speaker), who shared their wisdom and knowledge of humour and how it can be utilised in the workplace. We also spoke to Sam Teo (consultant for just add water Asia) who shared some light on humour being used in Singapore and the differences of humour used across different cultures!

To see the highlights from the session please click here, and to the view the full recording, please click here.

 Wellness v Burnout

In December 2020 we (just add water) were joined by Elizabeth Cowper, the founder of The Ludo Partnership, and other experts in the field, Katie Millet and Vanessa Moulton, to explore how we can both recognise the signals for oncoming burnout and how to counter it.

To view the recording please click here.

Being Human; Beyond Resilience

From March to June 2020 we (just add water) hosted a series of virtual practices titled Being Human: Beyond Resilience; where we explored what it really means to be resilient in this hybrid world we find ourselves in, as well as developing habits and rituals to practice to prepare for whatever might come next.

This series was extremely successful, with over 700 participants from all over the world tuning in to engage with our fun, fast-paced and interactive practices.

Since then, we have been running our Being Human: Beyond Resilience series extremely successfully with current and new clients. Creating bespoke and tailored workshops to run either organisation wide, or with leadership teams; specifically focusing on the characteristics, behaviours, and mindsets to carry individuals, teams, and organisations through these challenging times.

For more information about how we could help you and your teams please contact george@sojustaddwater.com

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Ralph Wheeler,
SVP Group Financial Controller, IHG

'Top class. The work that Jeremy and the entire just add water team do has been truly inspirational not only for myself but for all of my team. They made work really FUN and effective! The energy and excitement generated by just add water has continued into our global workplace.'

Kathleen Lucas,
Head of Function, Remediation Management at BP

'When I think of just add water what comes to mind is a team of really creative people, who understand the challenges today's leaders face, and find incredibly skillful ways to help, support and shake these leaders. The team's roots in the arts world also makes a positive impact and offers a refreshing alternative to the corporate perspective.'

Elina Koussi,
Leadership Development Leader, Multinational Company 

'just add water was a true partner for me in my role at Thomson Reuters. Jeremy and the team approached every challenge with intelligence and a proactive mindset, delivering strategic and tactical interventions with equal success. They quickly understood the leadership dynamic and their passion and creativity never ceased to amaze.'

Michelle Horowitz,
Chief of Staff, Office of the CMO, Thomson Reuters

'I have worked with the team at just add water for many years and I keep asking them back because they consistently deliver great results. Their creativity and ability to translate corporate goals into meaningful messages is simply amazing!'

Jill Nealon,
SVP Human Resources & Development Unit, Dubai Airports