Change Management

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 […]

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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 […]

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Let’s Rethink Organisational Design

Let’s rethink job design. No wait – let’s rethink organisational design – for improved engagement and productivity through increased levels of employee health and well being. The Australian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM which is a faculty of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians) has released a ‘Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits […]

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Performance appraisals and constructive feedback – are you stopping your workers from shining for you?

PerformanceAppraisal

Leadership development consultancy, Zenger/Folkman, were analysing 360 evaluations when working with the top three levels of management in a multinational company and wondered if the evident bias of some managers to consistently rate their direct reports higher or lower than the average  had any effect on the performance on their staff. The results showed:

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Foundation Pillars for Achieving a Positive Organisational Culture

When workplace culture directly influences the success of a business, it is so important to build a positive organisational culture.  Following from my article Creating a Positive Organisational Culture: The Role of Leadership & HR, following are the foundation pillars of creating a positive culture in your workplace:

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