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Oct 23

Embracing digital tools to improve collaboration, productivity and learning at your organisation

Who hates email? Who doesn’t hate email? A lot of us view it as source of endless frustration – as an interruption to ‘real’ work. For many, it signifies stress and unfeasible workloads. In fact, email has been the primary platform for business communication since the 1970s and until another universally adopted system for business […]

Oct 16

Are participants fit to participate in a workplace investigation?

Although everyone at Worklogic approaches the workplace investigation process mindful of the well-being of participants, the process itself can contribute to the stress all parties feel. Both making a workplace complaint and facing allegations of misconduct can be confronting. And with employer-led complaints, employees who have raised concerns are sometimes reluctant participants. Before an investigation ever […]

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 […]

Sep 04

The 12 dysfunctions that pull teams off track

It was Tolstoy who wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way“.  This observation is most adaptable when considering the myriad of workplace realities. Generally speaking, when workplace teams are working well and productively (hurrah!), there is not much differentiation within that cohort. Invariably, such teams will reflect and manifest, a culture of respect, accountability and support. […]

Aug 14

All about ethical dilemmas – what they are and how to avoid them

Have you ever called in sick to stay home and binge watch your favourite series?? Have you ever heard a colleague address another colleague inappropriately and not commented? Have you ever “borrowed” supplies from the stationary cupboard and not gotten around to returning them? Have you ever been asked by your organisation to act unethically […]

Jun 19

The Power of Positivity

What difference does positivity make in the workplace? Research demonstrates that it makes a significant difference, thank-you very much! ‘Mind-Sets Matter’ research showed that a positive mindset has clear, positive consequences for goal achievement. Employees who know the meaning and positive impact of their work are happier and vastly more productive, as demonstrated in the […]

May 22

What should be included in your Whistleblower Policy?

Are you part of a company required under the new Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 to have a compliant Whistleblower Policy in place? The Act applies to public companies, proprietary companies designated ‘large’ (you can find relevant definitions of large here: Australian Securities and Investments Commission) and to proprietary companies that are […]

May 15

Planning a workplace investigation

My colleagues will attest that one of my regular catch cries around the Worklogic office is “the process will save you”. Whether responding to a workplace complaint by way of mediation, investigation or workplace review, the temptation can be to jump straight in and get the process started. In our experience it’s critical to stop […]

Mar 20

Workplace Staff Training: Terrific or Torturous?

We’ve all been there. Stuck in tedious, mandatory staff training sessions on appropriate workplace behaviour or organisational values, where everyone (including the trainer) is just going through the motions in order to tick off policy compliance. If you are the well-intentioned organiser of this type of training and have had your program roundly disparaged across […]

Feb 27

The use, abuse and under-use of power in the workplace

In theory at least, power is a neutral concept. It can be used for good or ill. The word however tends to be associated with aggressive misuse such as: over powering or standing over those lower down the heirarchy , taking up more space, physical or verbal, than fair sharing would dictate, seeking or accepting […]

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