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Where Is Your Organisational Strength?

Most organisations believe strength = success = profit and the higher the profits the stronger the organisation is.

So these organisations put a sole focus on increasing profit – and they attempt to do just that.

From the outside, on paper, that company is looking strong. But take a look under the roof – the ceiling is collapsing and those working in the company know just how unhealthy the business is.

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What Are The Three Main Pillars That Support Business Success?

The three main pillars which underpin and strongly support business success are also those which are developed when an organisation understands that a broad and continued focus on workplace culture is the number one priority.

When workplace culture is seen through a narrow lens as a single point outcome or stand-alone project with a siloed approach, one or more of these pillars will not function to optimum capacity.

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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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Bridging The Gap Between Study and Work

Bridging The Gap Between Study and Work

At the end of last year I was honoured to be invited to sit on a panel for the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association ‘Mind The Gap’ event, part of a program to help students bridge the gap between study and work. Other panel members included recruitment experts who outlined measures students could take […]

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A New Year’s Resolution…Will you manage your smartphone use or will it manage you?

Will You Manage Your Smart Phone Use Or Will It Manage You

Seth Godin  notes in his recent blog that smartphone users have hired their phones to accomplish certain tasks. With rapid increases in technology we are able to manipulate our phones to produce very effective results and we would be hard pressed to be able to work so efficiently without them. I wonder how many smartphone […]

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Six Questions We Should Ask in Performance Review Meetings

Not every team member will be interested in fostering collaboration with others, being innovative or show a willingness to learn and be challenged, but managers should still encourage the development of these characteristics within performance review conversations. Strengthening these personal characteristics will reduce workplace conflict, increase team harmony and improve productivity.

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