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Closing Out the Work Year

The Final Stretch: Closing Out the Work Year

As the year comes to an end and the holiday season begins, it’s great to say goodbye to the past 12 months with a work celebration but also taking a minute to stop and think about what we’ve achieved, and how to get ready for a successful and exciting new year ahead. Reflecting on Achievements:

how to increase productivity at work

8 Ways to Increase Your Productivity at Work

Don’t you love those days where you wake up feeling rested and refreshed, power through your day at work, look up at the clock at it’s already the afternoon? Love that feeling when you leave work that you have achieved so much and feel like you really kicked goals today? But then other days when

when is the right time to leave a company

Do I stay or do I go – when is the right time to leave a company?

I can tell from an application when the person is rage-applying. If you’ve been in the workforce a while, you know about the rage-apply, and you’ve probably done it yourself – something has happened in a meeting, or a colleague has annoyed you so much that you see red and start randomly applying for whatever

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How To Not Lose Momentum Leading Up To Christmas

2023 has certainly flown, and in what feels like the blink of an eye we are now approaching the end of the year. Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and people’s thoughts are already turning towards Christmas. This is the time of year where in our professional lives it is easy to lose momentum,

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Navigating Redundancy During the Holiday Season

Christmas is knocking on our door – you arrive at work this morning and “BAM” you have been made redundant! It is not a nice feeling, and it can be a challenging situation, upsetting and it normally is a total shock. So, the big question is – where to from here? In this current world

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How to avoid redundancy

The corporate world can be a competitive place, but it’s also full of opportunities for those who know how to play the game. As most people are aware, redundancy has become a growing worry for businesses as they face a broad range of challenges including economic uncertainty, technological advancement, and globalization. As we enter the

Keeping up with the changing landscape!

Keeping up with the changing landscape!

If you are a business leader or people leader/manager there is one thing that will continue to happen. One word that some embrace; some fear; some are immune to, some are tired from it, some are excited by it….one thing is for sure – you can’t stop it! That word is CHANGE. A six letter,

The Importance of mental health in the workplace

A couple of weeks ago, like most workplaces, we here at Optimum Consulting acknowledged RUOK day? A mental health initiative where every second Thursday of September is designated as a day for people and organisations to reflect on their mental health. We were given a presentation by our GM of Consulting, Stephen Cushion and our

Would your team play a good symphony?

On Sunday I attended a breathtaking performance by the QLD Symphony Orchestra. It’s a significant experience for me, as Mum and Dad would regularly enjoy these Sunday sessions at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre over the years. Since my Dad passed it’s become a beloved ritual I now enjoy with Mum. In the world of