Category: Workplace
BREAKFAST SEMINAR | CREATING CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

“With the complexities of new technology, flexible working, outsourcing and generational change to name a few, workplaces are changing… what strategies can we implement to support the change from a variety of angles ensuring we remain connected to ourselves, our peers, and our organisation?”

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How do you eat an Elephant?

We usually start a project with an idea of what it is that we wish to achieve, build or create.  We have an idea of what the future end state is and why we started the project in the first place.  But how often do we get part way through our project, become disillusioned, frustrated or bored with it and its abandoned, left with the pile of other half completed projects.  Projects fail, when we fail to create a clear picture of what success looks like.

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Are You Heading In The Right Direction?

So guys, we’re just over a week into 2018……. How are your New Years resolutions going?

Maybe you’re finding it difficult to resist the midweek vino’s you promised you’d ditch, those 5am wake up calls for the gym are repeatedly being snoozed or you’ve succumbed to the choc chip cookies in the office like us here at MARSDEN Collective…..

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Why The Silent Treatment?

When we think about what not to talk about in the workplace, the topics could range from politics or religion to the ridiculous party you went to on the weekend… perhaps it is best to keep quiet. With the issue of mental health in the workplace rising on our agendas, it seems that keeping quiet (or emotional suppression) is actually the cause of serious mental and physical health problems 1.

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Malawi… Triggering a deeper passion

It’s been a year since I set off with 15 other women to immerse myself in a culture far different from my own on the other side of the world.  I’d been fundraising for the better part of 6 months to raise $10k for The Hunger Project [THP], securing my spot in the Business Chicks Leadership Immersion program so that I could head to Malawi in Africa, to see first-hand the work that was being done there by THP.

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Do you have the MC Factor?

As a studio that places as much value on raw talent as experience, MARSDEN Collective loves bringing on interns. Being a relatively tight knit company, MARSDEN are realistic about how much time we can dedicate to each and every budding individual that comes to intern with us. That’s why we continually support student designers by allowing for paid work experience opportunities in addition to our core collective team, because for us it’s about quality over quantity.

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I’ll Meet You Outside

It’s been raining for four days straight in the sunshine state. Today is Tuesday and the weather man is saying it’s not going to ease up until Friday.

So here, I sit, Googling words like sunshine, summer, outdoors, trees, Barbados, as I try and put a cap on the growing cabin fever feels. As often happens as one trawls through the Internet mindlessly, I stumble across something completely off topic, a tree house. Not just any treehouse though, Microsoft’s new ‘meeting space’ treehouse. OK Microsoft, you’ve got my attention.

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Beat the Drum

Over the last six months, I’ve been gathering insights into my own unique personality and personal values, the things that light my fire and drag me down. One of the most recent “Aha!” moments for me, involved looking at my personal values and our Organisational Values and then digging a bit deeper in order to understand the ‘behaviours’ of these values.

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