Change Management

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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Creating a Positive Organisational Culture: The Role of Leadership & HR

Workplace culture directly influences the success of a business. A positive workplace culture is characterised by respect and high levels of employee engagement. This has the ability to contribute directly to a culture of high performance, innovation and creativity. A positive workplace culture also results in lower absenteeism and less staff turnover. This means that high […]

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