The focus on forging high performance in the workplace is not new. For the last 40 years High Performing Teams has consistently appeared in the top 10 business topics. Our thinking has been shaped by concepts of staff engagement to drive up performance, the importance of performance metrics, the work of Patrick Lencioni on the [...]
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Few leaders in the workplace relish the appearance of conflict in their teams. They often report feeling like they are thrust into the position of a parent trying not to favour a particular sibling, because we know taking sides can make conflict very personal. Yet when your Marketing Manager is about to devour your Finance [...]
Have you ever come across this question before..... if every animal on planet Earth was endowed with a human brain, which animal would be the slowest to find water? Humans I hear you say? Close, but not correct - we’d be second last! The answer is fish – fish don’t know what water is because [...]
Some helpful questions opened up at the Thriving Workplace Conference where it became apparent that the workplace wellness movement is now moving beyond physical health with corporate marathons, flu jabs and fit bits and into the realms of emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Could workplaces striving to raise the wellness of their people form a [...]
Wellness seems to be the new buzzword for large companies in attracting and retaining talent and lifting the productivity of their workforce. The excitement is palpable and creative ideas abound. Yet some wellness programs seem to hit the mark better than others. Many wellness programs are a series of zany ideas that temporarily grab the [...]