“Can we get rid of that pile of papers”?! The Chief Executive was offended by the untidiness on the boardroom table. I had strategically placed them there to draw her attention to the value of reports, recommending changes to the way we dealt with technician training. They were my secret weapon! I needed to illustrate […]
Cheers to the late Tom Boyce (my training mentor) for teaching me that as a facilitator, it is your job to get people thinking, not telling them WHAT to think. “Lets go for a walk outside” he said to me after setting a group exercise. We had given the group a challenging task, told them […]
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 […]