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How to Improve Your Soft Skills as a Remote Worker

By Career Development, Personal, Workplace

In the age of AI, soft skills are the hidden gems of the workplace, but they can be a challenge to build when you work from home. Without daily, face-to-face interactions with colleagues, learning the nuances of how to communicate and collaborate is just plain harder.

So what are some practical steps you can take to develop soft skills when Zoom calls are your norm? The author outlines seven strategies to try. READ MORE HERE.

How High-Performing Teams Build Trust

By Business, Leadership, Operations, People & Culture, Personal, Workplace

Discussions about fostering trust in the workplace often center on the dynamic between managers and employees. Equally, if not more, crucial is the establishment of trust among team members. To better understand how the most successful teams cultivate trust internally, researchers conducted interviews with 1,000 office workers and identified 5 behaviors that distinguish these teams:

1. They don’t leave collaboration to chance

2.They ensure colleagues are well-informed

3.They share credit

4.They view disagreements as opportunities for improvement;

5.They proactively address tension.

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Diversity matters even more: The case for holistic impact

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

For almost a decade through McKinsey has delivered a comprehensive global perspective on the relationship between leadership diversity and company performance.

This year, the business case is the strongest it has been since we’ve been tracking and, for the first time in some areas, equitable representation is in sight.

Further, a striking new finding is that leadership diversity is also convincingly associated with holistic growth ambitions, greater social impact, and more satisfied workforces. READ MORE HERE.

What’s The Business Case For Psychosocial Safety?

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Workplace

The data presented underscores the significant impact of work-related stress, including lower engagement, increased absenteeism, higher compensation claims, decreased productivity, lower customer satisfaction, higher turnover, litigation costs, and reputational damage.

The article estimates that burnout costs U.S. employers around $300 billion annually, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing psychosocial safety for both business success and employee wellbeing.

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State of Australia and New Zealand Workplace Report​

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

Explore the heartbeat of the Australian and New Zealand work environments. Within this extensive report, you will gain access to up-to-date information regarding critical trends, such as the rising phenomenon of “quiet quitting,” the portion of workers contending with daily stress, the percentage actively exploring fresh career prospects, and much more.

Beyond mere data points, this report provides practical approaches to tackle these challenges proactively.

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The Radical Promise of Truly Flexible Work​

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

Research into how organisations unlock the productivity of neurodivergent workers and those living with a disability, points to a way forward — one that allows leaders to accommodate the unique needs of every team member.​

True, sustainable flexibility is about more than just work location and hours. It encompasses which tasks people do and how they get them done. It’s about making work “fit” people, not the other way around.

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State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report ​

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

This annual report represents the collective voice of the global employee.  In this year’s report, the global rise in employees who are thriving at work, even as worker stress remains at a record high is examined.

Gallup analysis also finds that engagement has 3.8x as much influence on employee stress as work location. How people feel about their job has a lot more to do with their relationship with their team and manager than being remote or being on-site.

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Improve Teamwork and Collaboration in the workplace​

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

By understanding each team member’s unique talents and incorporating them into their roles and responsibilities, leaders can foster a positive and productive team environment. 

How to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration in the Workplace, provides practical insights on how to enhance communication, build trust, and promote a strengths-based team culture. 

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