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Foster organisational resilience for a stronger 2023

By Business, Operations, People & Culture, Workplace

Recent years have proven a test in organisational resilience. Organisations that champion resilience are best positioned to absorb shocks and navigate trials with a pragmatic plan.

Cultivating such a capability has become increasingly difficult given the compounding disruptions that organisations have encountered. Yet, these are the times that organizations can benefit most from resilience.

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Why employees and managers can’t ignore the social and mental health impact of WFH ​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

Research shows loneliness and lack of social support are leading contributors to burnout. One potential and evolving source of isolation is the emerging trend of working from home.

As employees and employers continue to adapt to the new normal this research provides a strong reminder for us to all remember the importance of social connection especially in the work from home setting. 

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4 Myths About In-Person Work, Dispelled

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

The ability to work remotely has become more valued than ever before, and that’s not going away, particularly among younger workers. Even in organisations that remain committed to offering employees significant remote or hybrid work, there is often a desire among leaders to foster togetherness with a return to in-person learning events. But as learning professionals, the authors hear many myths when it comes to what in-person learning — or in-person experiences more generally — can actually achieve. Here, they’ll dispel the ones they hear most often and show you how to maximise connection from in-person learning events.

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Is Quiet Quitting Real?

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

“Quiet quitters” make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce — probably more, Gallup finds.

The trend toward quiet quitting — the idea spreading virally on social media that millions of people are not going above and beyond at work and just meeting their job description — could get worse. This is a problem because most jobs today require some level of extra effort to collaborate with coworkers and meet customer needs.

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Psychology Employee Motivation: A Powerful New Model

By Business, Leadership, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

Motivating employees begins with recognizing that to do their best work, people must be in an environment that meets their basic emotional drives to acquire, bond, comprehend, and defend. The drive to bond is best met by a culture that promotes collaboration and openness. Jobs that are designed to be meaningful and challenging meet the need to comprehend. Processes for performance management and resource allocation that are fair, trustworthy, and transparent address the drive to defend.

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Right or wrong: How to manage conflicts at work

By Business, People & Culture, Workplace

Always speaking first in meetings, criticising others’ points of view and displaying defensiveness to feedback are typical behaviours exhibited by people who believe they are always right.

“You might notice a lot of ‘I’ and ‘my’ in their language”, rather than the more collaborative “‘we’ and ‘our,’” observes Anna Marshall, author and director of People Mastery.

An overpowering desire to be right limits diversity of thought and kills innovation.

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8 Things Leaders Do That Make Employees Quit

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

The reasons people quit their jobs are deep-rooted and are, more often than not, driven by faults in leadership. Some common mistakes that drive employees to quit are: setting inconsistent goals, putting people in the wrong roles, failing to create a psychologically safe environment, and leading with bias. Understanding these behaviors, and how they impact your team, will help you identify those who are at flight risk, and make changes that may convince them to stay.

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