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10 Essential Pillars of Employee Engagement

10 Essential Pillars of Employee Engagement from Dan Benoni

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Coffivity – ambient sounds to block out noisy open office distractions

I am incredibly fortunate to work in an amazingly well planned and thought out open office and hot desk environment. But even with full focus zones it can be difficult at times to concentrate because of distracting background conversations. If this happens to you and you are like me and unable to work along to music (I […]

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Go Home!

The Australia Institute celebrates Go Home on Time Day today November 19. This is certainly something that my partner would hope that I take part in. Their report has found that: “The average full-time worker is doing six hours of unpaid overtime each week worth an estimated $9471 a year…” Ouch. For more information, or […]

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OKRs and the rule of three

“Google did a great talk about the method they use to keep focused. It’s called “Objectives, Key Results”. Essentially you can have three objectives a quarter; they need to be broad but measurable. Don’t say how you will get there, that’s for the person actioning it to worry about. By limiting ourselves to three objectives […]

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2 great tips to start your work day on the front foot

Some nice advice from this SMH article: Tip 1: start by getting information out, not taking information in: ”One big tip I recommend is to start the day with output instead of input … instead of taking in information – emails sent to you, favourite coffee, chats with co-workers – try getting work out. Otherwise […]

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Entrepreneurs’ tips for building a great culture

Hiring right, perks versus how people work now, making sure staff are invested in the company to be invested in their work, transparent salaries are among the tips from 9 entrepreneurs about building a great culture. ~ http://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-to-create-a-great-culture-2013-8#newscred-ceo-shafqat-islam-says-to-get-culture-right-you-have-to-hire-right-1