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Strategies to Build Resilience to Manage Stress and Improve Mental Health

Resilience – What is it really? Resilience is determined by a person’s capacity to deal with stressful times and grow as a result. With leaner teams, increased work demands, working from home, social isolation, financial stressors, growing technology dependence, family responsibilities and the work-life balance struggle there is no surprise tactics to effectively manage stress,

Lean Teams – Running hard or running into the ground?

One thing 2020 has done is reduce the ‘fat’ in our organisations – it has been the Keto diet for business with COVID-19 being the key ingredient! Every business has had to put a microscopic lens across their organisational charts and people leaders have asked themselves if they have the right structure in place to

goal setting for 2021

Goal Setting for 2021

It’s that time of the year again where many of us have had a relaxing break over Christmas and are slowly staggering back to work throughout the month of January. I normally set my goals (both professional and personal) in the lead up to the New Year, but I think like most people this year,

3 Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About 2021

Although it’s only January, the year 2021 is already providing its share of challenges.  Global Covid-19 infections are rising at an alarming rate and lockdowns continue to disrupt family, social and business life; the US Presidential election fall-out has escalated to storming of the Capitol by angry citizens, and trade tensions continue between China and

Adapting it is human nature

Adapting – it is just human nature!

7 insights into how Covid has influenced the employee life cycle: Adapting – it is just human nature! So, if 2020 has taught us anything it is that we must adapt to change in a VUCA environment. I am lucky enough to be part of an organisation where we deal with a wide variety of

The Exercise Effect

It’s no news to anyone reading this that fitness and exercise are directly related to productivity and mental health, but after 2020 changed absolutely everyone’s plans in one way or another and left almost all of us under different levels of increased pressure, it’s important to be reminded of the little things that can make

The Tell-Tale Signs of a Burnout at Work and How to Cope

Burnout can affect workplace productivity and the health and wellbeing of people as individuals. Don’t let this silent assassin impact you or your team. Learn to recognise some common signs of burnout and how to prevent it from happening. This year especially, it has become more apparent that advancements of technology in the workplace and

the post covid workplace

The post-COVID workplace – what does it look like and what’s changed?

Once social distancing measures ease, you’ll find yourself returning to a very different workplace. At first, the rapid transition to work from home was a challenge but now the focus for many has shifted to what the workplace will be like post COVID. Some will experience roster working hours and days, continuous social distancing will

Things are changing

The pandemic we are currently in is like nothing we have seen before. It’s a terrible crisis, but it also presents an opportunity to change the way we do things and change the way we think. This is an uncertain time and people are looking for clarity, communication and confidence that things are going to