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Work, culture and the cloud – what 2020 has taught us

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

We’ve learned a lot this year. Businesses have had to deal with numerous challenges brought on by lockdowns, health concerns and remote working. We have seen businesses shift focus or completely rethink their business model. A third of the country’s working population had to adapt to the working from home reality – with mixed results,… Read more »

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Tell tale signs of a toxic workplace

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

Have you ever had that feeling that you have landed in a toxic workplace? asks Mark LeBusque, Harvard-trained consultant, author and founder and director of The Human Manager. Something doesn’t feel right. Your logical and intuitive selves seem to be at a standoff, neither prepared to give an inch. The ‘logical you’ is creating stories… Read more »

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The power of diversity to unlock growth

- September 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

It took me years to reconcile that Mardi Gras was not a representation of me as a gay man. Rather, it was a celebration of diversity. Likewise, in my professional life, I have realised that diversity in the workplace is more than sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity. Those are traits you are born with. Diversity… Read more »

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Why you need to ask this question: R U OK?

- September 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

Updated September 10 2020 As a small business owner you’ll know the daunting task of being across all the aspects of your business, and concern for your employee’s wellbeing is likely one crucial element. This week there will be a lot of noise and media traffic around R U OK? Day and what it means… Read more »

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Warning: Business travel will be very different post-COVID-19

- August 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

The 2020 Global Traveller Report found 96 per cent of ANZ business travellers expect long term changes to business travel post-pandemic, In this new world order, hand sanitisers will be the number one travel accessory,  social distancing will mean you always have a free seat next to you, and a handshake is an absolute no-no.… Read more »

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COVID-19 is moving the finishing line

- August 4, 2020 2 MIN READ

As each day brings on new challenges and our neighbours in Victoria enter their harshest moment yet, what is the shortest way to the finishing line for Australia? asks Sharon Williams, founder of Taurus Marketing. There are a few options We have been asked to be sensible. If wearing a face mask, practising social distancing… Read more »

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Melbourne’s second lockdown will take a toll on mental health

- July 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are beginning another six weeks of lockdown due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. While this second round of lockdown may bring the case numbers under control, its effects on Victorians’ mental health could be significant. Australians are already experiencing mental health fallout from COVID-19. A prolonged pandemic, and a… Read more »

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Why my power hours are the key to my success

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

I remember first hearing the term ‘power hours’ about five years ago and it really resonated with me. The term power hours refers to the hours in between the time you wake up and midday. It was one of those things that kept popping up through books that I was reading and podcasts that I… Read more »

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Five key tools that will make your workplace truly modern

- June 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

Organisations have evolved far beyond the anonymous cubicles and corner offices of the past. The workplace is now anywhere employees are located and, with a modern workplace, organisations can facilitate secure collaboration that empowers employees to work in ways that let them achieve their potential, writes Jaen Snyman, practice manager, modern workplace, Empired. A great… Read more »