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Great resignation? Great exhaustion? Great expectations?

Given all the recent press, you’ve no doubt heard about ‘the great resignation’. Essentially, as employees worldwide ponder their return to work, they’re also realising what they do (and don’t like) about their work/life priorities and doing something about it. In fact, research suggests that almost 40% of Australians are planning to change jobs. As …

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How to achieve your hybrid working sweet spot: best for workers and leaders

Recently, Cameron Adams, co-founder of Canva, shared with the Sydney Morning Herald their fully flexible return to work strategy once lockdowns come to an end. In searching for the hybrid working sweet spot, he highlighted the value of building genuine connections. “We also realise that we need connection as a group, so everyone in Canva …

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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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Is This A Good Time To Talk About Digital Teamwork?

As we navigate Lockdown 2.0, it looks like we’re slowly but surely getting the hang of this digital teamwork thing. Good news, considering collaboration will be more important than ever for the foreseeable future for both businesses and government agencies. So a big shout-out to teams everywhere who have embraced change and done their best …

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In an unpredictable future, how do you coach successful people?

Clients often ask me: “How can you coach people to see the future both as a series of threats and as a field of opportunities, that cannot be predicted or controlled?” Knowing that the leadership and teaming paradigms have shifted, there is an increasing need for innovation coaching to respond to this question. This is …

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People first, technology second. Leadership in changing times.

This blog is a preliminary report of an action learning project currently underway. Hargraves Institute has been coaching the leadership team of an ASX company for nearly 12 months. Performance has been strong, with sales and the share price higher today than in October 2019. In October 2019, an executive offsite activity highlighted what was …

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How do you keep employees engaged, motivated and connected in the digital world?

Culture building is a unique challenge for organisations at this moment in history. There are well-documented advantages of working from home, including increased productivity, employee satisfaction and reduced costs. However, even in normal times, the major challenge is maintaining a positive connection to the company values and keeping the culture alive. So how do you …

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