fbpx
Managing
  • June 28 2019 Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

    Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised, but recruiting expert Hays says they can be an organisation’s biggest asset – provided they have open and honest career development conversations, are given opportunities to develop their skills and are empowered by senior managers to make change happen. “As the link Read More…

  • June 20 2019 Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

    Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

    Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up Read More…

  • June 13 2019 Here’s why businesses desperately need to give their data the Marie Kondo treatment

    Richard Gerdis, GM & VP Sales, APJ, Delphix Japanese tidiness guru Marie Kondo has shown the world how decluttering has the potential to bring joy and improve mental wellbeing to people who have become overwhelmed by the emotional weight of their belongings. In today’s business world, the greatest source of clutter is undoubtedly information. With Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Combatting work stress

    Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing Read More…

  • May 27 2019 What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?

    When most people think of taking annual leave, they don’t anticipate spending that time either sick in bed or in hospital with a family member. However, the reality is that unforeseeable events can occur and potentially derail an intended vacation or any leave plans. So, what are an employer’s obligations if their employees get sick Read More…

  • May 27 2019 Surviving workplace bullying: 5 steps to success

    I’m a former victim of extreme workplace bullying. For more than three years, I worked in the global resources industry in Australia, running health and well-being programs and striving to create safe, healthy and productive work environments for a mostly-male workforce. To anyone looking in from the outside, it would have seemed I was powering Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Interview discussion: the qualities of a great leader

    Ben Foote, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, shared his insights into the skills and strategies on upskilling and staying relevant in an ever-evolving workforce in an exclusive interview with Dynamic Business. As automation technologies take over more routine, people at work will spend over 60 percent more time using technological skills and over 40 percent Read More…

  • May 10 2019 Employers can help stamp out predatory lending

    This year we have seen a significant power shift for consumers, with the government investing heavily in heightened financial protections. Through thorough reviews of bank reforms and consumer lending policies, control is slowly being readjusted back into the hands of the Aussie public. In fact, the 2019 Coalition government’s budget pledged $640 million to continue Read More…

  • May 6 2019 Salary expectations have increased

    Compared to just five years ago, jobseekers’ salary expectations are a lot higher 76% of Australian hiring managers say jobseekers are more demanding when it comes to their remuneration package. 58% respectively say jobseekers expect higher base salaries and bonuses than what is being offered. After several years of slow wage growth, independent research commissioned by Read More…

  • May 2 2019 Why competition is killing your business

    Byline: Wendy Born Any kind of competition within an organisation limits the ability for that organisation to reach its full potential. There is no place for competition within the confines of a team, function or company.  Competition should be kept to external competitors as this provides the consumer with the best possible outcome, market conditions.  Read More…

  • May 1 2019 How to boost your productivity in 2-hour blocks

    How do you currently spend your workday? Like most people, the first thing you likely do is open your email and see what pops up. Then, before you know it, it’s 1pm and you’re still responding or reacting to requests, in between rushing from meeting to meeting, which means your ‘real work’ gets left to Read More…

  • April 30 2019 Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

    Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this is also the case in business. The real key to success is temperament People think the key to success is knowing things, and that does matter, but the real key Read More…

  • April 29 2019 Is podcasting the new team learning?

    I’ve noticed something dramatic occurring in my field of work. As a facilitator of change for teams and individuals I used to be invited to spend several days with teams over a year or more to undertake long term engaged learning that was face to face. People wanted to sit together in a room and Read More…

  • April 26 2019 How to navigate a tough economy

    Ask any established business owner/manager if they have a marketing budget and you will hear a resounding “Yes”. It’s an essential part of their growth strategy and keeping connected to their market. The average marketing budget ranges from 3-8% of revenue, however, many forget the employment costs of marketing managers and sales people which adds Read More…