When it’s time to stop following the tribe

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Michelle says you should never sit quietly by and accept an organisation’s sub-optimal culture simply because you feel you have to ‘fit in’. Thanks to for sharing her insights. You don’t have to look too far to find stories about how an organisation’s poor culture has been the root cause of its malaise, poor […]

In The Black: The Notorious BAU

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Thanks to In The Black and Alexandra Cain, in this article Michelle was invited to comment on the discussion about “business as usual”. The term “business as usual”, or BAU, encompasses the routine functions that are essential to the smooth running of any organisation. Too much focus on this aspect of operations, however, risks deprioritising […]

Are you a fair leader?

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At some stage in your life, you’ll likely have heard someone throw out the line ‘life isn’t fair’ – implying that you need to suck it up and move on. Yes, many aspects of life involve luck and chance, and sometimes situations are unfair. However, the line also suggests that we shouldn’t strive for fairness. […]

What part are you playing?

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You don’t have to look too far to find stories about how an organisation’s poor culture has been the root cause of their malaise, poor performance, regulatory breaches or lousy customer service. We all know that organisational culture matters. No doubt you’ll have heard culture referred to as ‘the way things are done around here’. It includes […]

Team Guru Podcast: How To Navigate The Future Of Work

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It’s always fabulous to chat with David Frizzell on his Team Guru’s podcast. Today’s conversation traversed the future of work, AI, workplace culture and purpose—such a fun and insightful conversation. Thanks so much for having Michelle on. Listen on: Team Guru Apple Podcasts Soundcloud Prepare yourself for the future of work! We’re all incredibly aware of the […]

Are you sending mixed signals?

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The recently released State of the Future of Work Report paints a grim picture of how workplaces around the country are faring. Based on 1400 Australian workers spanning all states and territories, the research identified four central themes: unsafe, unwell, uncertain and opportunities. Australians surveyed feel their work and workplaces are unsafe, and discrimination is prevalent. As […]

3AW: Workplace expert issues Christmas party word of warning

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For 3AW, Michelle discusses with Dee Dee Dunleavey why getting too drunk isn’t the only Christmas party conduct that can have career implications. Michelle says workers should “think about the implications for how people are going to see you and how your relationships are going to work” if you choose not to attend. And for […]

Business Essentials podcast: Have a good break

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In this podcast for Business Essentials, Michelle outlines some of the things you need to think about when organising the work Christmas party. One thing that most staff look forward to is the Christmas party at the end of the year. It’s an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and come together without […]