03
Nov 15

Building a Culture for a Smooth Transition to an As-a-Service Model

Most people are largely occupied getting on with functional business priorities; implementing projects and programs, and managing change in response to external and internal environmental stimuli.  This is the normal state of affairs within organisations. In addition, as managers, it is an important day to day practice to step back from the grass-roots perspective and … Continue reading Building a Culture for a Smooth Transition to an As-a-Service Model

28
Oct 15

Why 43% of your Employees Bad-Mouth your Business

“The average Australian worker would not recommend their workplace to others, is disinclined to do any more work than what’s expected, and is probably on the hunt for another job.” That’s according to a survey of over 3,000 workers carried out by Engaged Marketing earlier this year. Only 20% of respondents were classed as ‘promoters’ … Continue reading Why 43% of your Employees Bad-Mouth your Business

16
Sep 15

Employees are the New Customer

2

  When you visit your favourite ice cream or gelato shop, do you go for vanilla over all of the other exciting and varied flavours? My favourite is usually salted caramel if I am really feeling like a treat…(although I am not sure any sugar is a good idea while I am trying to get … Continue reading Employees are the New Customer

01
Sep 15

Do You Have the 3 Key Ingredients for Employee Engagement?

Engagement isn’t about bowls of fruit and open bars, although an open bar at work on a Friday afternoon would be nice! Engagement is about understanding what gets each of your team members out of bed in the morning, wanting to join you in the office and do an awesome day’s work. It takes authenticity … Continue reading Do You Have the 3 Key Ingredients for Employee Engagement?

01
Sep 15

Integrating Diversity as a Key Element in Workforce Planning

The ATO recognises the importance of a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. We are located in every capital city and some regional centres. Our work is diverse and all our employees are expected to uphold the Australian Public Service values of respect to all people, including their rights and heritage. My … Continue reading Integrating Diversity as a Key Element in Workforce Planning

16
Jun 15

Working Differently in the Digital Age

1

I reflected recently on how much things had changed since I was the same age as my children.  I remember my brother and I sitting in our orange themed 1970s lounge room waiting five minutes for a tiny TV to warm up.  We would watch whatever was showing as the manual tuner made channel surfing … Continue reading Working Differently in the Digital Age

27
May 15

Using Activity Based Workplaces to Transform Service Delivery in Local Councils

Activity Based Working (ABW) is a recent workplace strategy that focuses on people moving to physical locations that facilitate the activities they need to undertake, as opposed to the traditional office workspace where people have their own traditional workstation. An ABW environment provides people with a greater choice of physical environments to undertake tasks, providing … Continue reading Using Activity Based Workplaces to Transform Service Delivery in Local Councils

06
May 15

‘If Employees Don’t Believe in You, They’re Going to Resist’: Transitioning to an Innovative Government Workplace

Michelle Johnston is the General Manager of People and Culture at State Trustees, an organisation that has implemented significant transformational initiatives to overhaul traditional Human Resources practices towards a more strategic function. Michelle spoke to us about the reasoning behind elevating People and Culture to an executive level and the impact it has had on … Continue reading ‘If Employees Don’t Believe in You, They’re Going to Resist’: Transitioning to an Innovative Government Workplace