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Nov 15

Surviving the Silly Season

Somehow, it’s November already. Many people are tired, and stressed about fast-approaching deadlines, as organisations endeavour to get everything done before Christmas. They’re looking forward to a break, but maybe not to the looming madness of functions, big-ticket spending and hosting extended family. With these heightened pressures in mind, it is well worth turning our […]

Oct 18

How to respond when a critical incident occurs in your organisation

Unfortunately, from time to time, organisations can be faced with unexpected and possibly traumatic incidents. These may be events like the death of a client in a residential facility or at a recreational site; the suicide of a staff member; or a significant workplace accident or near-miss. Your staff will likely feel shocked, shaken and […]

Sep 27

Why your organisation should add conflict coaching to its HR toolkit

At Worklogic, every day we see the bitter results of workplace conflict that has not been effectively managed. To avoid escalation, it is critical for employers to implement strategies to address workplace conflict as soon as it occurs. Conflict coaching is an under-utilised but very powerful tool to support conflict resolution at work. What is conflict […]

Sep 20

Are You OK? Wellbeing, Performance and Conduct of Employees with a Mental Illness

This month, the RUOK Day campaign prompted us at Worklogic to think again about mental health. The employers we work with are always well intentioned – they want to support their employees through anxiety and depression, as well as other illnesses and personal crises. But how should the employer respond when the employee’s mental illness […]

Aug 23

Toxic at the Top: Can badly behaved managers and leaders be reformed?

At Worklogic we are commonly asked how to build a good workplace culture and ensure employees are accountable for their conduct at work… when senior leaders and managers are setting a bad example. Those responsible for setting and enforcing conduct standards for employees know that they are fighting an uphill battle when destructive behaviour is […]

Jul 12

Top 10 Misconduct Cases

In this week’s blog post – part of our celebration of Worklogic’s 10th anniversary – Worklogic Associate Director Jason Clark looks back at some notable misconduct cases over the last 10 years. Some cases are noteworthy because of the new obligations they imposed on employers, or because they developed our understanding of key concepts like […]

Jun 28

10 Best Practice Interventions Post-Investigation

Our research “Aftermath or Afterglow: Improving Team Dynamics and Workplace Culture After a Misconduct Investigation” has revealed a treasure-trove of practical tips for employers, international best practice and ‘things to think about’ following a workplace investigation. In our last two blog posts, we considered the role of employment policies and the importance of doing something to […]

Jun 07

Why you should tackle emerging HR issues head-on

Over the past decade at Worklogic, we have conducted literally thousands of workplace investigations, mediations and reviews of toxic teams. Regardless of the investigation outcomes, for many of these matters where we were ‘choppered-in’ to investigate allegations of miscommunication, misbehaviour or misdeeds, it was often a case of “if only”. For example: “If only the […]

May 24

Workplace Reviews – a flexible tool for addressing conflict

Why a Workplace Review? In an ideal world, you run a workplace (or culture) review when all seems plain sailing. This type of review acts as a preventative and ‘diagnostic’ tool for you: it will identify hidden dangers for the future for you to remedy now, around, for example behaviour risk, potential conflict, reporting or […]

May 10

Returning the dysfunctional team to high performance

Tolstoy once said that happy families are all alike but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. When things are going well, being part of a functional and effective team is a joy – the sense of shared purpose, the improved outcomes when knowledge is shared and you have worked collaboratively. However, when […]

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