Workplace

Red Bull's approach is based on making the existing teams across the organisation as effective, efficient and focused on achievement as possible.

Lessons from Red Bull: how to build a high-performing team


There are some surprisingly simple methods that managers can use to support innovation and agility in their teams.

Use distributed leadership to grow your business innovation


One of the biggest reasons to attend events is the connections you can make.

Attending events: good for professional development or no?


A key to remote-working security is to have a proactive and rigorous HR department that informs and educates all managers and employees about guidelines, policies and procedures.

4 ways to overcome remote working challenges


The shortest statements are the hardest to prepare, just one of the reasons why the elevator pitch cannot be “winged”.

The perfect elevator pitch: Could you sell your great idea in 60-90 seconds?


'About a third of employees are distracted by financial issues while at  work, with almost half spending three hours a week or more on handling personal financial issues while on the clock.

How financially fit are your firm's employees?


92 per cent of job recruiters interviewed agreed that soft skills matter "just as much or more" than hard skills.

Why creative thinking is the soft skill accountants need


It pays to ensure that the candidate feels valued and respected when conducting an interview, and indeed throughout the entire recruitment process. For many, this is an emotionally vulnerable time.

How to conduct an interview and get the best candidate for the job


Good news for introverts: being an introvert does not affect your ability to network and connect with others. You just might need to go in with a plan.

Networking for introverts: a guide to getting it right


Good workplace design will tell visitors that this a creative space, a place of power or this is a business that cares about people

What does your workplace design say about your business?


Feeling overextended means it is time for a change by adjusting long working hours, improving your recovery strategies or recruiting assistance.

Can you work too much overtime?


While salary is always important, other strategies can be used to attract candidates.

How to make your firm more attractive to job seekers


In order to overcome fear of rejection, the first step is building resilience to the word “no”.

How to overcome fear of rejection at work


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


Management accountants should be thinking strategically about how they communicate information and their ability to assert themselves to get results.

Top influencing skills accountants need


Google Hangouts Meet and Microsoft’s Skype for Business include video conferencing as part of their productivity suites and are effective for internal communications, especially managing remote teams.

Productivity tools to help you get tech smart with your accounting clients


When it comes to ascending the corporate ladder, something less tangible is often required and it’s called emotional intelligence.

Can leaders increase their EQ?


Australia’s employers appear unfazed by slower national economic activity, adding 51,000 extra workers in the first two months of 2019.

As economies slow, where to for wage growth?


Deploying AI technology in a workplace must be done sensitively for it to be recognised as a positive, and not a threat.

Machine learning has arrived, and the NHMRC is employing it in the workplace


Gen X in business - known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and inspire the generations that follow them.

Generation X steps up to the C-Suite


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