Team Culture

Know your stakeholders

Stakeholder engagement. What do you think of when you read those words? I’m willing to place a small wager (on a nice bottle of champers if you ‘re wondering) that the first thing that sprung to mind when you saw those words was your external stakeholders such as your clients, suppliers, contractors, referral sources. Do [...]

Thank you, Sir Richard.

Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients. I have never personally met Sir Richard Branson. He of the billions, island owner, multi-successful businesses etc etc. I wish I had though, if only to say a big Thank You for ever [...]

Why RFC is a workplace culture nerd’s dream (and nightmare)

It actually causes me pain to write this. The Richmond Football Club should be a lesson to us all. Ok, now I’ve managed to actually get those words out there, let me offer a couple of disclaimers. #1 I love footy. AFL footy that is. I mean, come on, is there really any other kind? [...]

April looked a little like this…

To say the last few weeks have been ‘monumental’, ‘crazy’ or ‘unprecedented’ seems like some of the biggest understatements I have ever made. Colossal for the global community, huge for Australia as an island nation and full on for Workology Co and me personally. In the middle of March, I was excited and nervous to [...]

Two-way communication – simply good business sense

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Engaging employees through Corporate Social Responsibility

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

But wait, there’s more. #i2C part 2

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 [...]

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