Leadership

A new book by Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, Dr Ming Zeng, explains how Alibaba’s model was developed and how it keeps the company on a growth path.

Alibaba’s Ming Zeng: applying technology to every part of the purchase chain


Good boss or good company - do you have to choose?

Good boss or good company: which is better for you?


Complementary skills: Cameron Hill ASA and Cynthia Lahiff CPA, both of whom work at the Department of Education and Training, Victoria. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Meet the two CPAs at Victoria's Department of Education and Training


For all its perceived economic benefits, a workforce made up of temporary workers can create problems around culture and engagement, which in turn can contribute to absenteeism and a high attrition rate.

How to manage temporary workers and short-term hires


10 lessons from leading CFOs


Kavi Guppta presenting his TED talk, The Remote Work Revolution.

10 great TED Talks on careers


'Karen Stocks’ career path is a story of taking existing skills and leaping into a role to gain new experience. Not bad for someone who completed high school with no idea about a future career. Photographer: Alan Richardson.

Machine learning or people power? Karen Stocks FCPA has a foot in both worlds.


Three experts forecast what the top issues will be for global business in 2019.

Business forecast 2019: the top issues


When people know their employer values and trusts them, they will put themselves out when the workload is heavy or a colleague needs help.

Come together: staff engagement strategies for smaller accounting firms


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eBook: Connecting the biggest minds at CPA Congress 2018


A more diverse workforce can create challenges and complications for managers but “makes for greater rewards" Prof Ian Williamson tells the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).

Diversity and profit: there is a link


According to the researchers, employees who were moved to open-plan offices spent 73 per cent less time in face-to-face interactions.

Why open-plan offices kill teamwork


Ayesha Khanna will talk about AI and machine learning at WCOA 2018.

Learning to love AI: Dr Ayesha Khanna sees a new way forward with artificial intelligence


Christy Chiu FCPA, CFO International Medical University.

Christy Chiu FCPA, the healthcare CFO


Anna Tantau CPA encourages other financial professionals to choose a social justice cause that they are passionate about, and fight for it. Indeed, she thinks it is their public duty.

Bringing social justice to accounting work: Anna Tantau CPA


The average office worker today is standing less than at any other point in human history.

The truth behind the standing-up-at-work movement


Dr Bronwyn Rossingh FCPA.

Putting diversity of thinking to work in accounting: Dr Bronwyn Rossingh FCPA


Data from Deloitte Access Economics estimates that GDP per person in Australia is close to A$5000 higher due to the digital economy.

Digital economy raises tax questions


As children, we are creative without thinking, but this impulse becomes diminished in schools and learning institutions that prioritise conformity over creativity.

The human factor: harnessing creativity and innovation


A 25-minute meeting provides the ideal length of time to achieve results without impacting productivity.

6 tips to reduce the time you spend in meetings


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