key ingredients of exceptional workplace culture

C is for Communication

Communication is the most critical ingredient of good, let alone great or exceptional, culture. There. I said it. Workology Co's Whitepaper found there are 6 key ingredients that make up exceptional workplace culture. Communication was one of the six. But in all honesty, in the absence of good communication practices, the other 5 ingredients  (such as [...]

A is for Acknowledgment

Recently I was asked to submit a Bio for a prospective new client, along with a specific request to include examples of client testimonials. Whilst collecting testimonials is not one of my strengths (insert awkward cough emoji), I reached out to a few clients to enquire about their willingness to provide me with something I [...]

The power of connection – and how to (re)build it in your organisation

In news that will surprise absolutely no one who is a regular follower of my (socials) work, I’m a passionate and lifelong Carlton Football Club fan/member. It’s been a tough decade or more supporting the Old Dark Navy Blues: personally, I experienced the darkest night of my Carlton soul in August 2021 where, after I [...]

And that’s a wrap!

This time last year (i.e. December 2020), inspired by the work of my favourite Word Nerd and Communication Guru, Holly Cardamone, I posted my first ever Annual Wrap-Up. And whilst I can’t actually believe that it is already the end of another year, it’s now time to hit post on a wrap up of this [...]

The typical Workology Co client looks a little like this…

Picture this: Six out of seven members of a particular team in your organisation have just permanently exited the building. Ostensibly, they are telling you it is something to do with not being happy about your insistence that they return to the office full-time. You have heard some rumours that this might not be the [...]

That one about the importance of humour in the workplace

Are you smiling after you saw this meme (or Me-Me as I used to think they were called)? Did you feel a little rush of serotonin (the happy endorphins) through your body? Perhaps you neck muscles loosened just a little - it’s physically challenging to work remotely all day, every day, isn’t it! If so, [...]

The Workology Co definition of Exceptional Workplace Culture

As I write this blog, it is early July here in Melbourne town. Early July =  several things. 1: It’s cold and often rainy. Man, do I desperately need to chase some cosmics.* 2: We are in the heart of footy season. But that’s all I’m gunna say about that, because I’m currently on a [...]

‘Human Centric’ – a term you won’t find Workology Co using apart from within this blog

One of the things I try very hard NOT to be, particularly when wearing the Workology Co hat, is overly political or controversial. Having spent two and half decades assisting clients to manage conflict or its fall out in one way or another, I don’t like to invite it into my working world where I [...]

Why a people-first approach is no longer just a ‘nice to have’.

When most people think about how to successfully run their business, I warrant that for the most part, they intentionally plan to adapt a profit maximising approach. However, there is a growing number of business leaders who understand that a people-first approach is what makes the difference between surviving and thriving. Which is why I [...]

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