909, 2019

Two-way communication – simply good business sense

By |September 9th, 2019|Change Management, Employee buy-in, Employee Engagement, Employee engagement drivers, Employee Experience, Employee voice, Focus Groups, Giving feedback, Organisational values, Performance Management, Purpose, Team Culture, Top-Down Down-Up communication, Two way communication, Values, White paper, workplace consulting, Workplace Culture, Workplace silos|

An article stood out to me recently that appeared across several of my social feeds. The article was titled  "Why an uninformed workplace is bad for business". The cautionary tale revolved around the bad business practices of Steve Jobs wannabe Elizabeth Holmes; so bad in fact that she has landed herself a 20-year stint in the [...]

3006, 2019

Yes, please implement a CSR program – but only if you have buy-in

By |June 30th, 2019|Change Management, Charitable causes, Corporate Social Responsibility, Focus Groups, Organisational values, Purpose, Team Culture, Values|

The reasons why all businesses, whatever their shape and size, should consider introducing a Corporate Social Responsibility[i]  program are numerous. The positive impact on employees is just one. Millennials want to work for organisations who stand for something other than just the bottom line. And in case you missed this stat – millennials will make up [...]

1508, 2018

Satisfied vs Engaged Employees: – Why engaged is best and some tips to help you get there.

By |August 15th, 2018|Cultural Audit, Cultural Health Check, Employee Engagement, Employee engagement drivers, employee engagement tips, Employee Experience, Focus Groups, Giving feedback, small business consulting, Team Culture, workplace consulting, Workplace Culture|

According to the Oxford dictionary, the meaning of ‘satisfied’ is Contented / Pleased On the other hand, engaged (apart from the kind that happens between two people in lurve) means Busy / Occupied. When we consider the distinction between employees who are engaged and those who are satisfied, the difference between them is much bigger and [...]

2107, 2018

The blog where I attempt to come out from behind the brand.

By |July 21st, 2018|brand, Employee Experience, Purpose, small business, small business consulting, story driven, workplace consulting|

Upfront, I need to ask you to forgive me if you think a blog all about me is self-indulgent. But lately it seems, in that strange coincidental way (like when you start being interested in buying a type of car, you start seeing that model everywhere), that I keep hearing a version of a particular message. [...]

1505, 2018

Engaging employees through Corporate Social Responsibility

By |May 15th, 2018|Change Management, Charitable causes, Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Engagement, Employee engagement drivers, Employee Experience, Purpose, Team Culture, Values|

The Viva Energy Case study Recently I was privileged to be in the audience at an  HR Leaders Forum entitled “Building Employee Engagement and Company Reputation through Corporate Social Responsibility “, and hear from Jodie Haydon, General Manager Human Resources, Viva Energy Australia. Viva Energy was created in 2014 following the purchase of Shell Australia's down-stream [...]

2001, 2018

Nick Kyrgios, the power of purpose, and why it is important to your team

By |January 20th, 2018|Charitable causes, Employee Engagement, Employee engagement drivers, Employee Experience, Organisational values, Purpose, Team Culture, Values, Workplace Culture|

It is January in Melbourne and that inevitably means three things. Weather that fluctuates from days you need the heater on to living-in-a-furnace days over 40 degrees; traffic so light it feels like a completely different city; and of course, the ATP Australian Open. And it was whilst I watched Nick Kyrgios playing his second round [...]

712, 2017

But wait, there’s more. #i2C part 2

By |December 7th, 2017|Employee Engagement, Employee engagement drivers, Employee Experience, Team Culture, Workplace Culture|

Subtitled: Part 2 of that blog where we share tips about how to make your workplace a Great Place to Work courtesy of i2C- #19 on the 2017 list. In Part 1 of this blog, we looked at some of the ways i2C is going about becoming known as having the “leading culture workplace in Australia”. [...]