Leadership
  • August 5 2020 Let’s talk: Keeping the culture

    Culture is often talked about as one of the most important things to ensure a successful company. Without a positive work culture, employees are understandably less motivated, inspired and productive, leading to a loss in sales and growth further down the line. Start-ups are renowned for having a great culture. Their agility gives them the Read More…

  • July 29 2020 Let’s talk: Technology and business

    Technology advancement has never been more important than in 2020, with the pandemic revealing the true importance of digital transformation and efficiency. Businesses with solid technology support in place were able to move to a WFH model much more seamlessly than those without, which of course, will have had not-so-great knock-on effects further down the Read More…

  • July 24 2020 What is a business continuity plan and why is it important?

    Business continuity is your business’ ability to continue functioning as ‘normally’ as possible during and after a crisis. Essentially, it’s your ability to plan for and effectively manage disruption to business as usual. A business continuity plan is your organisation’s formalised processes to manage these disruptive situations. Now, while these disruptions may include things like flood, Read More…

  • July 22 2020 Let’s talk: Running a retail business

    Covid-19 has reshaped retail and given business owners in the industry many unprecedented challenges so far this year. As shops on the high street were forced to close overnight under lockdown rules, consumers switched behaviours and eCommerce saw a huge uptake.  What have been the pros and cons for retail businesses considering the circumstances of Read More…

  • July 21 2020 Why all business owners need to record phone calls

    Telecommunications expert and CEO of Captivate Connect, Mark Horwood, talks us through why all business owners should record their phone calls with customers. State-of-the-art technology is revolutionising the telecommunications industry and offers business owners a valuable opportunity to improve accountability, productivity and customer satisfaction. Telecommunications expert Mark Horwood said business owners, staff and customers should Read More…

  • July 21 2020 How conferences and events will evolve in a post COVID-19 world

    While it has caused disruption and loss in many business sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the conferences and events market to its knees. Hundreds of planned events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely as organisers come to terms with what ongoing restrictions mean for their futures. It’s clear that taking a business-as-usual approach is Read More…

  • July 16 2020 How to improve your business through unpopular but necessary decisions 

    Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things clearly. That’s how I felt as a former physiotherapist building a network of allied health businesses into a franchise. When I first started practising in 2004, I trod the well-worn path of becoming a practitioner owner believing, like many, that I could do it all.  Recently however, Read More…

  • July 15 2020 Five ways to ensure your business is better prepared next time disruption occurs

    Australian enterprises which have survived the pandemic need to put plans in place to ensure they’re not left scrambling next time disaster strikes, writes Mark Sinclair, ANZ Regional Director, WatchGuard Technologies. Was yours one of the thousands of businesses forced to send employees home to work in a hurry, after the coronavirus pandemic was declared? Read More…

  • July 15 2020 Let’s talk: Fear of starting a business

    In today’s Let’s Talk we are discussing the fear that comes with starting a business with different founders who have been there and come through it. When starting entering into any new chapter, challenge or unknown territory in life, fear is a natural emotion that arises. This is particularly the case in entrepreneurship where you Read More…

  • July 13 2020 Moving organisations forward, not “returning to normal” 

    As Australia prepares for the challenge of returning to the physical office, organisations nationwide are considering the best course of action when it comes to ensuring that their workers have the most adaptable and flexible approach possible. The year has been unpredictable and frightening, both on a societal and governmental level. Some companies have managed Read More…

  • July 9 2020 Diversity at the top will help businesses in challenging economic times

    Diversity and a rich blend of skills and experience in the leadership team is likely to stand businesses in good stead as they regroup and rebuild in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, writes BlackLine executive, Claudia Pirko, Regional Vice President ANZ. What a difference a few months makes. The world has changed immeasurably since Read More…

  • July 8 2020 Let’s talk: The ups and downs of franchise businesses

    Franchise businesses, although sharing many qualities with non-franchises, have their own unique ups and downs that come with the relationship of the existing brand and business model.  There is support and systems in place, which can provide a great growth trajectory, but on the other side of that, it can lack the flexibility that entrepreneurs Read More…

  • July 6 2020 Australia-China trade tensions: The way forward

    Australia needs to think about how to strengthen relations in the region so it benefits from trade in a COVID-19 world, says Professor Heng Wang, co-director of UNSW Law’s China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre.  The way forward for trade between Australia and China is through the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) alongside the Read More…

  • July 3 2020 Learning from experience: 3 things the GFC taught us about redundancy

    Remember how the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) wreaked havoc on stock markets, financial institutions and businesses whose profitability and growth forecasts were bedevilled by unanticipated, rapidly unfolding events? While Australian businesses and workers got off lightly, compared with their counterparts in other developed nations and economies, the downturn nevertheless generated a wave of lay-offs, as Read More…

  • July 2 2020 Free ebook: How to manage the new changes at work and train employees

    Dynamic Business and ELMO Cloud, HR & Payroll have partnered together to create a free ebook for business leaders and managers on how to manage all of the changes at work, and for navigating training and learning during this time – something that is of particular importance and relevance at the moment. The pandemic has Read More…