The Australian Human Rights Commission says a ‘‘ significant number of sexual harassment complaints received … involve small businesses’’ Tony Featherstone wrote in this weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald that small businesses, being without human resources and legal departments, may be at a disadvantage compared to large corporates. But consider this: the large corporates with HR […]
An explanation of using Common Ground to gain co-operation, break conflict and work toward an agreement.
So much is written about bullying and harassment… the impact on productivity; the consequences for occupational health and safety; the need to have comprehensive policies and procedures. Clearly policies alone are not enough. Most of what’s written doesn’t answer the question “What can I do about it?” We identify three people with a responsibility to […]
It’ll be alright on the night… We use the term ‘rehearsal’ in our workshops and initially some people see the word as a disguise for ‘role play’. We mean something quite different: rehearsal recreates, as near as possible, the dynamics of the real thing. Rehearsal prepares the brain so the situation feels […]
It is often said to us by busy Manager’s that they should probably delegate more, but don’t get around to it. So what stops them? Reasons range from “I just don’t have time to explain it all” through to “ I just can’t be sure it will be done properly!” These all sound more like […]
You probably know about TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) – a global set of conferences formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” Daniel Pink is the author of four books that focus on the changing workplace. Here he examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: […]