3AW: Massive rebound in domestic business travel

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In this clip for 3AW, Michelle, Ross and Russel are in conversation about domestic business travel and how it is almost back to pre-pandemic levels. Business travel spending in August reached 92 per cent of the pre-COVID level. Michelle says some tasks are best done face-to-face. “If you’re looking at things like team dynamics, all […]

Kochie’s Business Builders: Why businesses should embrace the benefits of age-diversity on their team

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Inclusion and diversity are hot topics in business these days – and rightly so. But while the major focuses seem to be on gender, ethnic and disability inclusion in the workplace, what of age diversity? Thanks to Kochie’s Business Builders, in this article Michelle says, the younger and older generations have a lot to teach […]

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 […]