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Communication: What’s working in 2020?

- September 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

Business communications are undergoing a revolution, sparked by frustrations with technology and existing collaboration tools and accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis. According to a Nextiva survey in early 2020, before the pandemic struck, 60 per cent of business professionals reported facing a communications crisis every month, writes James Ware, Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, ANZ, Poly.… Read more »

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5 of the best tips to make the most out of remote work

- August 31, 2020 4 MIN READ

Coronavirus restrictions have seen a significant shift in how we work, with 46% of working Australians now working from home, a first for many small businesses across the country. Sally Elson, MYOB’s head of people advisory and talent, provides tips for small business owners adapting their workforce to a longer-term work from home environment. Changes… Read more »

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Eight in ten employees want remote work to stay

- June 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

28 per cent of respondents want to work from home full-time and permanently. 39 per cent want to work from home one-to-two days a week 20 per cent want to work from home three-to-four days a week. Thanks to the coronavirus crisis the world has undergone the biggest flexible work experiment we are likely to… Read more »

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Flexible work options to become an employee must-have post COVID

- June 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Research from the University of South Australia suggests employers can no longer simply pay lip service to flexible work as employees begin to return to businesses in the coming months. While many businesses have been reluctant to offer flexible work arrangements to employees, the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses. to embrace remote work options. Now that… Read more »

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The future of working from home

- May 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

Some people fantasise about working from the comfort of their own home. Whilst for others, it can set off alarm bells and a sense of dread. Whether you’re working from home situation is temporary or permanent, it’s normal for anyone to take time to adjust to their new surroundings and adapt to the lack of… Read more »

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People management in a time of crisis; supporting your staff through COVID-19

- April 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

Crisis touches us all uniquely. Differing circumstances and different perspectives require different solutions. The greatest tool businesses can draw upon during this time is compassion, understanding and empathetic leadership. Never in our lifetime, nor ever again, will we see such a shift to the way businesses are run and people are managed write Laura French… Read more »

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How to pandemic-proof your business by shifting to remote work

- April 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

Over the last ten years, more and more businesses have slowly begun the shift towards a remote workforce. This has meant identifying best practices, finding the technology and infrastructure to ensure transparent, timely communications, and training staff to empower healthy work from home routines and foster productivity, writes Carolyn Breeze, GM ANZ GoCardless. However, with… Read more »

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Keeping your team engaged in the wake of COVID-19

- March 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

With a lot of businesses moving to operate virtually in the wake of COVID-19, many employees are adjusting to remote working as the new norm. Remote working comes with its own challenges, including lack of human interaction and distractions from one’s surroundings, just to name a few, writes Claudio Cardile, ANZ Managing Director, Barco. It’s… Read more »