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 […]

Mar 04

Weinstein Verdict and #MeToo

The #MeToo movement was propelled by the revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s abuses and so what does his convictions for rape and sexual assault on 24 February mean for the workplace? The #MeToo movement has shattered cultural norms and altered what is considered acceptable behaviour and the guilty verdict will reinforce that. Women, and men, are […]

Feb 19

Can Less Be More? Working Towards Better Work/Life Balance

In the crazy busy pre-Christmas rush, we Worklogicians clutched our pearls when we read that British start-up StandardToilet had patented a sloping toilet designed to increase productivity by decreasing the amount of time employees spend lingering in the loo. Standard Toilet’s website lamented that the toilet has become a “private texting and social media usage […]

Jan 29

Volunteering and Workplace Bullying

As the nation endures a frightful summer, again and again we see images and stories of volunteers putting their communities ahead of their own interests (and in some cases losing their own homes and properties or being injured and tragically killed). These examples demonstrate clearly and unequivocally the important role that volunteers play on the […]

Dec 18

Leave means leave (and we are not talking Brexit). How to truly enjoy “the serenity”.

To channel that Australian classic film, “The Castle”, regardless of whether your summer break this year is destination Bonnie Doon or destination Buenos Aires, the rule remains the same: Leave means leave. There is no point saying (to yourself, and others) that you will be on leave, and then actually working. It’s actually a binary […]

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