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Remote Work vs. Remote Teamwork. Another conundrum!

There’s lots of help and support for individuals who suddenly find themselves working from home. But what about the team and team dynamics? How do you keep individuals working as thriving high performing teams when working remotely? How does HR provide team-building opportunities and resources for team leaders working remotely? How do HR and team…

How to become a more confident team worker

Do you find it easy to connect with people, both personally and digitally? The modern workplace is increasingly replacing hierarchies with teams, and many employees are struggling to catch up. They aren’t quite sure how to best contribute, and many feel disconnected even with, or perhaps because of, the latest digital tools and processes. In…

Soft Skills, hard to find…

The communication allusion I began my career a while ago now.  Back then, the tools of communication and collaboration were essentially landlines, faxes and pagers, along with face-to-face meetings centred around the office. I also recall my Motorola cell phone, “The Brick.” No texting, no apps, no camera…. I wonder how I got by. By…

Myths of Innovation

‘Myth’ Noun. a widely held but false belief or idea Innovation. It’s become the catch cry of organisations everywhere. It’s in tag lines, advertising, on products, in corporate profiles. We’re seemingly surrounded by innovative companies and brilliant new products. So what about when innovation doesn’t work? Ideas, products and tools can and do fail –…

The exciting new world for learning and development

“In the new world of work, each of us is responsible for our own learning and helping others to learn. Do it yourself and coach others.” Allan Ryan, Executive Director, Hargraves Institute. Busy is the new norm. Flexible working, the gig economy and 24/7 connectivity place additional responsibility on individuals. Growth pressures, tight budgets and…

The Age of Mobility

Insights from our community 3 trends for work, workforce and workplace I’m sure you’d agree that the iPhone (first released in 2007) represents a great example of innovation in the modern era. The years since (for both the iPhone and Hargraves which launched in 2006) have been ones of unprecedented change and disruption. Recently, our…

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Does your innovation ‘spark joy’?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (possibly a messy one) for the past few months, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo. This de-cluttering guru has taken the world by storm, ‘sparking joy’, or not, in households across the globe. With January widely regarded as the ‘de-cluttering month‘ for many Australians, like her or loathe…

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