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What makes a great team

I hope everyone reading this appreciates just how hard this is for me to write. I am a self-confessed cricket tragic and I love watching a good Test match. I can honestly say that the 4 Test matches between the Australian and Indian men’s teams played this Summer were some of the most gripping and

Create a culture of innovation, people development, and customer focus

Many people and organisations seem to think that great company culture is determined by whether a group of employees get along on a personal level or not, which couldn’t be further from reality. A company’s culture is characterised by a range of common attributes, internal processes and employee behaviours that are well aligned with the

Retaining your staff in 2021

In a tight economy, employee retention is one of many (if not the most critical) issues employers are facing. The costs of employee turnover is a lot higher than just their salary. Team productivity, engagement, culture, hiring costs and many other “soft costs” need to be considered when losing an employee. What can employers do

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

How Effective Leaders Inspire Loyalty

Effective leadership in the workplace plays a major part in gaining loyalty from employees. Organisations want to attract employers and employees who are loyal. When employers and employees are loyal to one another, employee satisfaction, productivity and company profitability increases. Loyalty in the workplace encourages a positive culture and those employees that are dedicated to

Team Productivity in a Downmarket

It’s an unfortunate reality that many businesses are going through restructures and redundancy processes due to the current climate. Businesses must look at cost saving measures across the board or risk not emerging from this recession. Regrettably, one of the most common cost saving measures is job cuts and restructures. While saving money through wages

Popularity in a Pandemic

A few months ago I wrote an article during the devastating bushfire season – which seems like a lifetime ago now. I spoke of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of the crisis, and how his credibility and branding took a huge hit due to numerous factors. I remember at the time, you couldn’t turn on

video interview

The Way We Work is Changing, But Should the Way We Interview Too?

It seems just as soon as we adapted to the remote way of working, most, if not all of us, already have a plan in place to start filtering back into an office environment. Personally, I couldn’t be happier about it. I didn’t adapt as well as some, and as luxurious as it once sounded

The Last Dance – COVID-19 version

The last few months have brought a lot of change to my every day life. I never thought that things could change so dramatically within a day. Monday was a day like any other. I would go to work, have face to face interviews, lunch with my colleagues and go to my soccer training. On