Forbes: Tech overuse and stress

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In this article for Forbes, Michelle discusses that while technology can be a productivity booster, too much tech in a person’s working day can negatively impact their mental health and well-being. A report for the European Parliament reviewed 22 prior studies on the impacts of digital technologies in the workplace and highlighted the impact of what’s called […]

Be alert and ready to adapt

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The world is awash with predictions, forecasts and expectations about the stock market, economy, politics, world affairs and society (to name a few). For example, Forrester’s research suggests that automation will strip out approximately 1.5m jobs from the local economy. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2020 report concluded that technology-driven job creation would outpace job destruction (over […]

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 […]

psnews.com.au: When feedback is a gift we can do without

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We have been made to believe that feedback is a necessary and a positive thing. In this article  for psnews.com.au, Michelle provides examples of when feedback can be unhelpful and perhaps even destructive. You will have heard the saying that feedback is a gift — yet there are times when it doesn’t feel like that. Recently, […]

Six ways to supercharge your Spring

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As we head into Spring (hooray), it’s the perfect time to spring-clean your motivation and make sure you (and your team) are ready to make the most of the remaining year. As the hours of sunshine get longer and the weather shifts to warmer days, your mood may positively shift, and so too your motivation […]

psnews.com.au: Time, the precious gift we waste each day

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We all know that time is finite, and once it passes by you can’t get it back. Thanks to psnews.com.au for the opportunity for Michelle to share her thoughts. During the COVID-19 enforced lockdowns we discovered the benefits of a slower pace. Yet a typical lament is that there is never enough time in the […]

Lawyers Weekly: 6 warning signs you need to find a new job

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Thanks to Lawyers Weekly, Michelle shares her six warning signs it’s time to find a new job. With a buoyant employment market, there are plenty of job opportunities to consider. While chasing higher pay can be one reason to move on, there are other reasons to weigh up when deciding whether to stay or go, […]

Get Invested podcast: Michelle Gibbings on the impacts of a bad boss

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Thanks to Bushy Martin and the Get Invested podcast, Michelle discusses the impacts of a bad boss.  We spend most of waking life at work, so a thriving workplace often leads to happy lives. Workplace expert Michelle Gibbings talks about what it takes to create such an environment. And it starts at the top. The […]

Are you a future ready leader?

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Recently, CSIRO released their latest report on the megatrends they see impacting the world. Their report, worth reading if you want insights into potential impacts on your profession and industry, is another document in a long list of predictions and studies on the future. There’s no doubt that the future is full of change, but so is the […]

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 […]