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Amanda Woodard

Amanda Woodard is a Londoner by birth who, after working for The Guardian newspaper for 12 years, moved to Sydney with her family. When she is not interviewing business leaders or writing about education or travel, Amanda is an enthusiastic art lover and occasional wreck diver.

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When the bullying happens and a person is in their own living room, there can be a feeling that the sanctuary of their home has been infiltrated.

Distant threat: How bullying persists in remote work


Choosing who will be the first to return to the office should be carefully considered, as these individuals will have a large role to play in establishing a new culture.

How to reset your workplace culture


Reverse mentoring programs pair young, talented employees as mentors to more senior executive leaders who are the mentees, with benefits all round.

Reverse mentoring: How to engage young employees


Despite multiple studies that show failure is good for learning, blame culture can spread like a virus.

Blame game: How to react to mistakes at work


Simple rituals, such as each team member stating what they are working on that day, will help keep everyone up to date, and have the added benefit of driving group accountability.

Top tips from experts on managing a virtual team


Are personality tests worth doing? What do they reveal, and do they improve the accuracy and validity of the recruitment process?

Should personality tests be part of the recruitment process?


Putting faith in your team can make a huge difference to the outcome.

Risk and trust: How to effectively manage a remote team


There is little doubt that social media has changed the landscape on how organisations control and communicate their messages.

The power of words – and the harm of careless ones


For some employees enforced working from home has been a big hit, allowing them to experience a greater work-life balance.

Post-pandemic workplace: the new look of work


Lisy Kane, co-founder of Girl Geek Academy, Melbourne, presenting at the academy’s flagship #SheHacks program, an all-female hackathon event in February 2020.

Hackathon: create fresh ideas to solve business challenges