Workplace

The crisis has already forced the cancellation of key fundraising events, with future events also in doubt. Economic uncertainty is drawing donor purse strings tight.

When the giving gets tough: Donations shortfall puts charities on life support


What does crisis management look like when conventional wisdom seems hopelessly inadequate?

Triple threat: Leading in the age of COVID-19


Making staff wellbeing a priority is a mark of all good organisations, and part of that is regular communication around relevant issues.

Mental health in a roving workforce


Coping with the physical and psychological demands of self-isolation can be difficult. The predictability and regularity of our work routines are hardwired into our lives.

The home truths of working in isolation


Buildings are one of the biggest energy consumers, so if you don’t need to heat and cool your office as much, there are huge benefits for the planet – and for your budget.

Game of Thermostat: The battle to find the optimal office temperature


The notion of tethered self relates to the fact that, because of technology, devices and social media, we’re always on and we’re always available.

New social media: 8 do's and don'ts


“I am a strong believer in innovate or die, but innovation doesn’t necessarily start with an idea, it starts with a problem to solve,” says Evette Cordy.

5 ways to nurture business innovation on a global playing field


Managers must tread a delicate balance between supervising an employee’s performance and giving them autonomy over their work.

Micromanagement: a bad habit you need to ditch now


Accountants are highly technical and detailed people. However, soft skills such as an ability to communicate and connect with clients may sometimes be lacking.

6 ways accountants can build client relationships and improve communication


Airtable turns spreadsheets into highly flexible databases. With Airtable, you can create dashboards with visual data summaries and it lets you view data in a range of ways, such as via a calendar.

6 productivity apps for work


9 brilliant business ideas for 2020


While it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of setting new goals, always remember the big picture. The goals you set need to be realistic and in line with your organisation, while keeping in mind team morale and employee motivation.

How to set realistic goals and objectives


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


A new model of learning, known as micro-credentialing, has emerged to fulfil the urgent need for upskilling and retraining in the digital economy.

It's a small world: skilling up with micro-credentials


Just how much has the role of the traditional team leader changed? Not as much as you might think...

6 team leadership strategies that work


Trotting out the same interview questions each time there is a vacancy will not deliver many insights about the candidates.

Top 8 worst hiring practices


With planning and some attention to detail, a teleconference can be efficient and truly beneficial.

7 ways to run a teleconference – and 6 ways not to


Foosball tables and colourful murals in hipster workplaces only go so far in creating a workplace where people want to stay.

The secret to employee retention


How does a business know whether the right people are having the right conversations? The use of social network analysis can shine a light on the social influences within team structures.

Social network analysis: what it is and why it matters


A resignation can be highly stressful. It can throw the business off kilter, disrupt plans, and there may be pressing organisational aspects.

The art of the employee farewell


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