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A culture of civility

Posted on Apr 19, 2018

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“We can learn a lot about a leader by watching how they speak with the person at the reception desk,”

A culture of civility

Do you work in an office brimming with tension, with colleagues that snap when asked a question? A more civil, respectful workplace is not only a nicer place to work, but also likely to be more productive.

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Effective Meetings

Posted on Mar 15, 2018

Effective Meetings - Broadly Speaking

“Meetings are places to go to talk about things you’re supposed to be doing later.”

Making meetings make sense

The dreaded meeting. For many people, meetings come high on the list of things that waste their time. After a work day filled with meetings, it can be easy to feel like you haven’t really achieved all that much.

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The generation game

Posted on Mar 5, 2018

“A lot of the research on millennials suggests that they are looking for work that will make a difference, where they can feel connected to a cause or to the mission of a company,”

The generation game

In late December 2016, an interview with author and speaker Simon Sinek took the internet by storm. Sinek’s take on millennials in the workplace – a depiction of an entitled generation, spoiled by participation medals and parents who told them they were special – drew a mixed reaction, with some sharing his views and others criticising his sweeping generalisations.

Are millennials really that different? And how can managers balance the needs of an intergenerational team in the workplace?

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Get on board

Posted on Feb 9, 2018

“Get in, get involved and make it happen.”

“Get in, get involved and make it happen.”

Get on board

“When you get a good opportunity, just go for it.”

That’s the advice of Vivienne Jupp, a former senior Accenture executive and an experienced non-executive director, to women who’d like to gain board-level experience. In 2010, Jupp and her former Accenture colleague, Anne-Marie Taylor, set up the Board Diversity Initiative to increase the visibility of “competent, capable and willing women” who want to take on board positions.

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Keeping hold of that new year zest

Posted on Jan 19, 2018

”Instead of trying to entice people with a sweeter carrot, or threaten them with a sharper stick, we need a whole new approach”

Keeping hold of that new year zest

Are you full of plans for the year ahead? Raring to go? Feeling productive?

January lends itself to goal-setting, capitalising on the fresh start that a new year offers. However, the challenge is to not run out of steam as the year progresses. And, as well as keeping themselves on course, managers also need to ensure that their teams stay motivated long after the new year spirit dissipates.

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Mindfulness

Posted on Dec 7, 2017

mindfulness

Think of mindfulness as a way to enhance certain kinds of mental fitness

Mindfulness

One last push before the end of the year, projects to finish, books to balance, decisions to finalise. It’s no wonder many workers and managers are counting the days until the Christmas break and a chance to catch their breath and gather their thoughts.

While a few days off might help to dial down the stress levels, companies are increasingly looking at longer term strategies to help their staff to manage stress and improve wellbeing.

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