All Posts by Catherine Gillespie

Women In The Workplace: Improve Your Diversity, Improve Your Business Results

Women In The Workplace Improve Your Diversity, Improve Your Business Results

Would you consider yourself a responsible CEO, Executive or Board Member? Then you will be across this latest piece of research AND you won’t ignore it.

Research[1] carried out by the federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) based on a six year study of Australian companies found that increasing the number of women in key leadership roles by as little as 10% increased an ASX200 company’s market value by an average of $105 million. Appointing a female CEO is worth an extra, on average, $80 million to an ASX 200 company.

What data could be clearer than this?

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The Necessary Conversation

The Necessary Conversation

In the past, workplaces were heavily hierarchical and it was expected and accepted that managers were direct and overt in giving instructions and critical feedback.

As we have moved to ‘flatter’ structures and a more empathetic and collaborative leadership style managers are now very hesitant to have these discussions.

‘In the past’ workplace roles were very clearly defined. A manager was respected because they were a manager.

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The Importance Of Managing Change For Each Individual Team Member

The Importance Of Managing Change For Each Individual Team Member

We all have a bias towards certainty, some more than others. For many, certainty means security and comfort. It means not having to acknowledge the fear we find in the prospect of change. It might mean we have to let go of how hard we’ve worked to reach this point of comfort and to keep the status quo. It might appear too complex and taxing to plan for and adapt to the change. Or, we may enjoy what we are doing at work and the way we are doing it.

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Taking Responsibility For Your Workplace Culture

Taking Responsibility For Your Workplace Culture

A comment from a workplace manager: “I can say for sure that quite often my day starts fine, but I am regularly pushed below that line because of other people’s behaviour, and it’s fine to say don’t engage in it, but it’s what most of my job is; dealing with people!”

Heard this before?

Then it’s time for your workplace to engage Workplace Harmony Solutions to carry out a positive workplace culture training workshop. Our workshop focuses on professional behaviours, what they are, and the strategies needed to uphold them. This will ensure your managers remain ‘above the line’ when interacting with both internal and external stakeholders.

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How Often Have You Heard, ‘Post Covid-19 Lockdown We Need To Work Together’?

How Often Have You Heard, ‘Post Covid-19 Lockdown We Need To Work Together’?

By the time employees return to the same worksite, this may be not just a ‘well worn’ cliché but a disregarded one. Catch phrases are memorable and repeatable but do they evoke the intended action?When people are fearful, feeling even slightly threatened, uncertain or in any way unsafe, what is considered ‘good’ for the community […]

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Strategic Plan & The Future of Work and Workplaces

Strategic Plan - The Future of Work and Workplaces

In a recent Forbes article Tracey Brower made ‘5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work’. One prediction is that ‘Your boss and teammates will be more empathetic about your work-life’. Brower claims, ‘After having been home so much….managers and colleagues will have new respect for life’s demands, and appreciation for all-things […]

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