workplace trends 2021

Workplace trends set to dominate 2021

Change is constant; although this year it seems to have come lightning fast. Across all areas; workplaces, societies and economies, there’s been a great deal of change throughout 2020. But as we look towards the future we’re mindful that there’s plenty more where this came from.  Today we’re going to take some time out to …

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high performing teams

Everything you need to know about high performing teams

Every leader would like to say that their team is a high performing team, right? But what is the difference between high performing teams, and well… other teams. In truth, there’s quite a few things that set high performing teams apart from the norm, including observable behaviours as well as team dynamics and team rituals. …

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What to do when a lack of motivation is impacting performance

Motivation is a somewhat mysterious force – one that can work in our favour, fuelling innovation and creativity, or in times where it’s challenged it can hinder our results and even completely stop us in our tracks. Through the shift to remote work you may notice the motivation levels of your team members dropping. If …

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work from home rituals

Work from home rituals to inspire you

Working from home sure has its perks. For the most part you’ve got full control over when you clock on for the day, when you take your breaks and when you sign off and ‘head home’. It’s what dreams are made of, right? Despite all the freedom and autonomy that comes with working from home, …

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Will virtual training sessions become the new norm?

Our workplaces have shifted dramatically due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, but as we begin to ease into the new world of work, it’s likely that some temporary pivots are likely to stick around for the long haul. Virtual training and learning opportunities were already on the uptick pre-COVID according to McKinsey, and we’re …

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performance review conversations

Performance review conversations amidst COVID-19

Where in the past you’d be sitting down face to face with your team members, keeping the review aligned to BAU, there’s no way to have this year’s performance review conversations without speaking to the changes we’ve all experienced throughout 2020. Let’s take this opportunity to review the performance review process, and explore how you …

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collaboration myths

5 myths of collaboration

When we talk about increasing collaboration within teams, it’s easy to come up against well-worn myths. More often than not, these myths turn into beliefs that end up holding us back from creating a collaborative team environment. The result? A workplace culture where teams work in silos and everyone is running their own race. Today …

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underperformance in virtual teams

Addressing underperformance in your virtual team

Do you need to have an underperformance conversation with a team member? In the past these performance conversations would be had in person, face to face, with ample time for back and forth discussion to take place. As we move further into a remote working dynamic, many leaders are now having to confront the challenge …

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optimise your zoom account

How to organise and optimise your Zoom account

By now you’re probably quite familiar with your video conferencing tool of choice, in this case, it’s Zoom. And while you may have managed to work your way around the Zoom video conferencing platform, you might be running into a few problems if you’re scheduling multiple Zoom calls across multiple accounts. When you’ve got a …

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boost your mood

Science-backed techniques to boost your mood

We could all do with a bit of mood booster at the moment, couldn’t we? We’re always keeping a look out for science-backed strategies to improve productivity, collaboration and everything in between, but today we’ve got something special for you. After scouring the internet (and drinking plenty of coffee while we do it) we’ve come …

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