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Nov 11

“Curiouser and curiouser!” – What has 2020 taught us about leadership at work?

2020 can be called a lot of things, none of them very positive! The surreal journey of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865) comes to mind, as we reflect on the year that will soon come to a close. The book provides a charming lens through which to consider the challenges and U-turns, […]

Jul 17

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Re-Start, Re-Set, Refresh: What kind of organisation do you want to be post-pandemic?

In 2020, massive disruption hit most industries – and most employees’ working arrangements – due to COVID-19. As workers in some Australian states start to return to the workplace, and others are planning a return in the near future, it’s a good time to contemplate: What have the impacts of COVID taught us about how […]

Jul 15

What kind of organisation do you want to be? Resetting expectations post-pandemic (Part 2)

Continuing on from last week’s blog post, Rose Bryant-Smith outlines the next 3 questions that can help to position your workplace to make the most of the disruption caused by COVID-19. 3. Should all employees’ changed expectations be accommodated? When can employers say ‘no’? Twitter has said that some employees would be working from home […]

Jul 08

What kind of organisation do you want to be? Resetting expectations post-pandemic. (Part 1)

Australia has undertaken a massive social experiment in flexible ways of working. As the new financial year begins, the immediate practicalities of getting staff to work from home effectively have mostly been addressed, boosted by the re-opening of schools. Slowly, social distancing restrictions are lifting in some Australian states, with many offices and places of […]

Mar 18

Keeping up morale: Tips to support an at-home workforce

Many Australian businesses that are able to function with remote workers are closing their offices and worksites. Asking staff to work from home, employers are cancelling meetings, conferences, events and travel, and even banning customers and visitors from their sites. Working from home is a wonderful career-enabler for many people, particularly parents and carers. But […]

Oct 17

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Happiness at work: What science can teach us

In this free Worklogic webinar on demand, Rose Bryant-Smith reviews the latest scientific thinking on happiness at work, and translates this into practical actions you can deploy at your workplace to build employee satisfaction, engagement and productivity. Watch webinar How to access our Webinars On Demand To access these webinars on demand, simply click on the watch […]

Oct 09

What can science teach us about happiness at work?

Thinking about the emotional state of employees is not just ‘nice to have’, if you are seeking a productive, engaged and loyal workforce. Research proves that employee happiness is correlated with better goal achievement, performance and productivity. Inspired employees are twice as productive as satisfied employees, and three times more productive than dissatisfied employees (see […]

Sep 11

“Toughen Up Soldier!” – Can resilience be taught?

When we imagine resilience, various images come to mind. You might think of a mountain climber surviving despite freakish weather and equipment failure, or a person who has experienced significant disadvantage from a young age and who perseveres against the odds. Perhaps you imagine an army drill sergeant shouting insults at recruits to toughen them […]

Jun 05

Taking a systematic approach to conflict in your workplace

Conflict Management Systems Design (CMSD) is gaining attention amongst human resources, risk and legal professionals. Originating in the USA (like much conflict resolution expertise), it is a way that organisations can proactively review the way conflict arises and improve how it is handled in the workplace. Consider this analogy. Rather than simply recommend paracetamol for a persistent headache, […]

Jan 23

A values-driven, people-centric approach to moving office

Planning an office move is a major exercise in logistics. But more importantly, moving can also create significant stress and anxiety amongst staff worried about the potential impact of this change on their daily working lives, impacting productivity. So, how does a group of workplace experts approach an office move? Read on to find out… […]

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