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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how to disconnect from work

How to disconnect from work when you work from home

Are you struggling to disconnect from work and ‘switch off’ at the end of the day? It’s a common problem for people of all walks of life, but it can be particularly potent when you’re working from home in the middle of a global pandemic. Yikes. In this article, we’re going to give you some …

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work from home routine

A pragmatic work from home routine

As we settle into the new world of work we’re all slowly beginning to find our feet (and the mute button on Zoom). While working from home can be incredibly effective and productive when done well, it can have the opposite effect if your work from home routine isn’t working for you. Today we’re going …

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