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Aug 26

Conflict coaching as a tool to reform badly behaving managers

Tolerance of racist and sexist behaviour and comments in the workplace can cause serious damage to individuals, cause conflict between colleagues and impact the broader workplace culture, resulting in workplace complaints, high turnover and loss of productivity. If your organisation has a repeat ‘low-level’ offenders who fail to understand the impact of their behaviour (perhaps […]

May 13

The Golden Rules of Investigation

Most people understand that an investigation into a workplace complaint requires careful planning and execution. As well, it is generally understood that this means conducting the process in a manner that is fair and reasonable – but what does that really mean in practice? Here is the “Baker’s dozen” golden rules of investigation 1. Have […]

Jul 17

Who can benefit from conflict coaching?

Conflict coaching is a one-on-one process in which a trained coach helps an individual gain increased confidence and competence to manage their interpersonal disputes. Conflict coaching is not therapy or counselling and the coach does not provide advice. Conflict coaching is a future focused and voluntary process that assists an individual to reach their conflict […]

Feb 13

The top 3 problems that keep managers awake at night – and how to fix them

Current studies suggest that most adults, ideally, should get between 7 and 9 hours of solid sleep per night. The cost of bad sleep has a real impact on the community, so much so that, the federal government recently launched a parliamentary enquiry into sleep health awareness. In today’s post, Grevis Beard shares his insights […]

Jan 16

When and what to tell respondents about allegations against them…

It can be tricky working out what and when to tell a potential respondent about a complaint or allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against them, before a workplace investigation has commenced. First and foremost – health and safety! In considering how best to tackle any complaint, ensuring the health and safety of your employees is […]

Nov 29

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] How to manage power imbalances at work

In this free Worklogic on-demand webinar, Worklogic Director, Rose Bryant-Smith, discusses common situations where power imbalance can go wrong in the workplace and the risks associated with this. Watch webinar She then outlines five practical strategies you can to implement in order to manage power imbalance at work, drive change and prevent re-occurance. How to access […]

Sep 12

Dealing with a Toxic Co-Worker: 5 Ways to Keep your Sanity, Values and Focus at Work

Given that the average full-time worker spends more than one third of their waking hours at work, your experiences in the workplace have a big impact on your overall enjoyment of life. Unfortunately, experiencing toxic behaviour in the workplace is quite common. In 2016 research by Dr Lindsay McMillan, 14% of Australian workers described their […]

Aug 29

“Fix Your Team”: The Federal Liberal Party – a (light-hearted) model case study

So we thought we’d start this week’s blog post with a quick and topical quiz for you! Thinking about the Liberal Party’s behaviour last week in Canberra, were you: (a) horrified (b) shocked (c) apathetic (d) none of the above. Regardless of your response, you may in any event have found yourself quoting the political […]

Jul 25

Evolving approaches to managing workplace conflict

Eleven years on from 2007, when we first started Worklogic, it is interesting to reflect on what the evolving approaches to managing workplace conflict and complaints. 1. Workplace Investigation remains the key tool for serious allegations A solidly conducted workplace investigation has been, is, and always will be a fundamentally important response when allegations of […]

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