Thoughts…

Food For Thought… How diversity can create a better workplace

What do Barrack Obama, Charles Darwin & Warren Buffett have in common? They each are strong advocates of diversity of thinking to achieve the best outcome.

The notion that the best ideas are ones generated collectively as a team, was a hot topic at this year’s Worktech event in Sydney. Specifically, the discussions centred around how this way of thinking could be applied within the workplace to enhance a business’s operations, increase staff engagement and revolutionise the company’s culture and brand.

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Energised, happy, productive… Is it really that hard!?

Too often we’re quick to point out we’re tired and feeling exhausted, but how often do we consider energy levels as a marker and consequence of our bodies response to a multitude of impacts its juggling day in day out. How many times have you wondered, what if I just had a little more energy, or were more productive? Without considering that to turn things around you may need to consider altering your environment and personal pressures…

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I’m off to Ethiopia with The Hunger Project! **Scratch that! It’s now Malawi!**

Due to security risks associated with travelling to Ethiopia, we’re now off to Malawi! 

As a child of the 80’s, I remember seeing the TV adds of the children of Ethiopia suffering from starvation and poverty and wanting desperately to help them and to sponsor a child.

Now, almost 30 years later I am going to meet the communities and families who filled my lounge room from my TV as a child, to see them as adults and meet the children of their own. But what’s different is that I won’t be sponsoring them, I’m going to be learning about leadership from them.

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You’re a WHAT?!?!?

A Workplace Strategist.

Design thinking is being actively implemented into today’s management practices to the point where entire MBA’s have been developed to teach Design Strategy, creating the Worlds next generation of innovative leaders, focused on moving beyond just profits to a world that’s sustainable, ethical and truly meaningful.

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FIVE simple stretches to do in your WORKPLACE

Guest Blog  |  Emily Berkelmans of Premium Pilates Studio

We are all guilty of not stretching enough, particularly if we work several hours a day. The last thing we want to do when we come home is stretch, am I right? Below are five very easy, simple exercises that you can do at your workplace so that you do not have to feel as bad about flopping down onto your couch the minute you get home from work. However, your body may feel so good after these stretches that you may want to do them at home every night! Continue Reading ->


Life’s Short… for F**ks sake do what makes you happy!
Our vision, mission and values were a few lines of text pulled together to complete the HR manual… I knew how important they were to framing the context of what we do and how we do it, but as a start up with a few grand visions, I just didn’t have the clarity to pin point it.  2.5 years on, the business has grown and those few dot points no longer align with our strategic direction, nor do they give clarity to our growing team on WHY we are here.

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