Business Trends Archives - Optimum Consulting

Beware of the Unintended Consequences

I’m quickly approaching the one year mark since starting at Optimum in my first job since graduating. As I near this landmark, it has got me thinking about the how I came about getting this role as well as the things I have learnt so far at Optimum. One big lesson I’ve learnt, which also

Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy and Motivated at Work

Happy employees are more productive, creative and are motivated to go to work early every day. They are valuable team players. But how do we keep employees happy? How do we keep them motivated despite the deadlines and pressure that day to day work brings. According to Gretchen Rubin, a New York Times bestselling author

One Simple Way to Work Smarter, Not Harder!

One trend which has gained a lot of traction over the past few years is the idea of working smarter, not harder. Businesses have started embracing this idea, and it’s difficult to go a day without hearing the phrase mentioned somewhere. The idea of working smarter not harder is great, but the execution of this

Top Tips For A Thriving Business In 2014

As we slide back into work mode after another Christmas break, it is important to take some time to re-group and direct our focus onto the year ahead.  Over the break, most of us are likely to have reflected on 2013, and considered how we could improve and capitalise on opportunities during the coming year.

Has Email Made Us Time Poor?

On the way home one night I was listening to a radio show arguing about whether “email wastes your time?” The presenter was talking to the CEO of two sports clubs in NSW who said he had been wasting at least four hours per day answering emails and was wondering why he felt so overburdened.

Australia and PPP’s – What’s does the future hold for Infrastructure Projects?

Firstly, let me say I am by no means an expert in this field, rather someone who has been exposed to PPP’s (Public Private Partnerships) as an observer through contacts in the Corporate Advisory and Infrastructure space for some time now. Being based in Brisbane and having seen a number of changes in the Queensland