SmartCompany: Why workplace wellness plans are a critical part of post-COVID business culture

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Organisations can’t operate successfully without a healthy and thriving workforce. Thanks to SmartCompany, in this article Michelle discusses why caring for your team members is so important.  The pandemic brought new workplace challenges to the fore, while employee concerns about mounting workloads, constant change and expectations about always being contactable outside work continue to rise. […]

Being quiet won’t help you

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We love a good trend. Last year, apparently, Australians were following the American trend, and the Great Resignation was coming to our shores. It turns out that was a bit of a furphy, and Australians didn’t ditch their jobs on mass and move to new careers or organisations. The latest trend is ‘quiet quitting’, to which attention was […]

Do you know who’s watching?

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It’s hard to be bored when there is always so much to watch and learn from people around you. People watching is a fascinating past-time. Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has even developed a handy guide to help you make the most of your people-watching. Using psychology as the foundation, she suggests […]

IIDM: Why Friendships Are Important At Work

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Thanks to the International Institute of Directors and Managers (IIDM), Michelle shares her thoughts on why work friendships are important. Organisations often talk about culture but rarely consider the role that friendships play in creating a healthy, dynamic and productive work environment. Some leaders believe that if a work environment is too collegiate, people will […]

Leaderonomics: Where Will You Give the Gift of Time?

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Stop wasting time on unrewarding activities to boost productivity. Michelle explains more in this article published for Leaderonomics. We all know that time is finite, and once it passes by, you can’t get it back. During the COVID-19 enforced lockdowns, we discovered the benefits of a slower pace, and yet a typical lament is that […]

psnews.com.au: Creating value from an employee’s exit

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Michelle says an employee’s notice of resignation should be the start of a process providing essential value and learning to the organisation they are leaving. Thanks to psnews.com.au for the opportunity for Michelle to share her thoughts. People joining and leaving teams and organisations is a regular part of the working world. Often, there is a […]

Leaderonomics: How to Make the Exit a Good One

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Thanks to Leaderonomics for the opportunity for Michelle to share her ideas on how to make your employee’s exit a good one. People joining and leaving teams and organisations is a regular part of the working world. Often, there is a focus on ensuring a person’s entry to the organisation is seamless and welcoming. Yet, […]

Money & Life: What a workplace demands of leaders

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Thanks to Money & Life, Michelle provides four steps to help financial planning practices thrive.  As we move further into 2022, we’re beginning to regain some post-pandemic normalcy with our lives, particularly as people return to their workplaces and offices. Continue reading.

Leaderonomics: Who Do Your Stories Serve?

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There’s a perspective that there is a story inside all of us just waiting to be heard, but what if the story you are telling yourself isn’t helping and it needs to change? Thanks to Leaderonomics for the opportunity to share my perspective.  The world is full of stories. The stories we read. The ones […]