3 mind hacks to help you build your dream business

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Here are three steps to building your dream business: shifting your mindset, aligning your goals and implementing simple strategies. Read on…

How to support your employees’ wellbeing during COVID-19 disruption

Never has it been more important for employers to lead with compassion, understanding and empathy to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of their employees is not compromised.   In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a marked shift in the way businesses are run and people are managed. TAL, like many… Continue reading How to support your employees’ wellbeing during COVID-19 disruption

Let’s Talk: Supporting employees and protecting their wellbeing

Supporting employees has never been more important than now, given the uncertainty we are experiencing. Although lockdowns are slowly easing, the working and business world won’t be back to “normal” any time soon. In fact, perhaps it will never go back but only move forward towards a “new normal.” How can businesses best support employees and… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Supporting employees and protecting their wellbeing

A four-day working week? First maybe measure employee wellbeing

Within the debate of moving to a four-day working week, Australian companies need to measure and understand employee wellbeing.  Sunil Vohra, co-founder of the world’s first independent and standardised index for measuring organisational culture, The Workability Index, highlights how critical it is for Australian businesses to move to measuring wellbeing as a key metric. “At… Continue reading A four-day working week? First maybe measure employee wellbeing

Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much… Continue reading Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

Anxiety at work estimated to cost businesses 100,000 hours of lost time

Dynamic business revisit this highly relevant piece written by Mike Lowry, founder and CEO of XVenture, renowned for his unconventional and passionate approach in creating cutting-edge individual and team development and performance programmes globally. I received a call from a CEO overseas who had slipped into a very dark place. He had acknowledged that his levels… Continue reading Anxiety at work estimated to cost businesses 100,000 hours of lost time

Workplace mental health epidemic imminent 

Gartner finds more Australian workers ready to quit  In the pursuit of growth and productivity, Australian workplaces have exhausted staff morale and decimated effort levels, with employees now on the brink of burnout and ready to quit, according to Gartner.  Data from Gartner’s Q1 2019 Global Talent Monitor reveals that discretionary effort levels – the… Continue reading Workplace mental health epidemic imminent 

Combatting work stress

Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing… Continue reading Combatting work stress

The relentless realities of being a mum in business and how they’re taking control

Carrie Kwan, Managing Director of Mums & Co

Carrie Kwan from Mums & Co talks about today’s mums in business, and the importance of getting more mums running businesses… I remember launching my first business, Daily Addict, on 15 January 2008… with the click of a button, I sent out our very first digital newsletter from my apartment living room. The digital lifestyle guide was born… Continue reading The relentless realities of being a mum in business and how they’re taking control