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Managing the risks of hybrid working

The benefits of effective teams and groups have long been recognised within organisations. Highly functional and cohesive teams can enhance productivity, improve decision-making, and provide significant personal and group satisfaction. In addition, successful or winning teams have some notable characteristics that distinguish them from average or poor-performing groups. These characteristics play an important role in minimising and managing the risks of hybrid working.

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What does success look like in a brighter and different future?

Since the pandemic, life has changed dramatically. So how do we emerge with empathy from the endless lockdowns? What will be the new norm, and what can you do to take control? I recently read an article by Adam Grant around “languishing”. Published in the New York Times, it really resonated. I wasn’t burnt out. I …

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How Can You Become An Adaptive Leader (With A Game Plan)?

Before the pandemic, agility was a foundation of success. But now, the world is a very different place. Leaders face new challenges from insular silos to hybrid work and climate change. And the rapid rate of change means leaders can no longer wait for more and more data before making decisions to move. Adaptive businesses …

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The Economics of IKEA: Why Does Labor Lead to Love?

Loved (or loathed) by millions, IKEA is the worlds largest furniture retailer with a unique business model. Their brilliantly designed flat-pack furniture means the customer does the work, and IKEA has a low-cost, high-profit outcome. One of the secrets of IKEA’s success has been identified as ‘the IKEA Effect’, which states that people are more …

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For remote team building, start with the ‘What’ not the ‘Why’

I’m sure you’re familiar with “Start With Why”, the 2009 best selling book by Simon Sinek. If you haven’t read the book, perhaps you’re one of the 50 million people – twice the population of Australia – who have watched his TEDx talk. Sinek’s Golden Circle WHY-HOW-WHAT model is a go-to for leaders everywhere, and …

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Leader Of The Pack

Leaders globally are grappling with how to lead with the sort of deep courage, conviction and care that is more influential than the pandemic is destructive. Irrespective of whether businesses are working locally or virtually, leaders lament the loss of control over their operations and culture. While new restrictions do their bit to prohibit and …

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Diversity and Trust. Can they co-exist in a great workplace?

What makes a ‘great’ workplace? And is it possible to transform where you work into where you want to work? Making the grade as a ‘Great Place to Work’ means that your employees believe in the management; they feel respected and fairly treated, that is, they feel a high level of trust. While it may sound …

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Are you walking the leadership high wire?

On a summer day in 1974, a 24-year-old Frenchman stepped onto the world stage with one of the most astonishing performances in modern history, walking back and forth on a wire illegally rigged across the void between New York’s World Trade Centre Towers, three-quarters of a mile above spellbound onlookers. (Ref. Man on Wire) A …

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