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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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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


Lisa Gemmell CPA.

How Lisa Gemmell CPA balances risk at Mons Royale


One thing all the scientists agree on is that our brains aren’t designed to handle more than one task at a time.

Why deep focus, not multitasking, should be your mantra


95 per cent of employees dislike performance reviews and a near equal proportion think they give an inaccurate picture.

5 steps to a better performance review


By building people’s “inner strength” people can adapt better to the fast pace of change while maintaining a sense of wellbeing and balance in their lives.

How to build resilience in your team