team structure definitions

The team structure definitions you need to know

The world of work has recently gone through a fast-paced evolution that’s brought to light a lot of new terminology and options for team structures almost overnight.  With many organisations moving to distributed team structures due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing outbreaks, looking towards the future we have a choice on our hands. Will …

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hybrid workforce

How to prepare for a hybrid workforce

It’s the new buzzword that’s set to shake up the world of work, but what goes into creating a successful hybrid workforce anyway? In our view, the best thing you can do to set your organisation up for success long-term is to make the necessary adjustments and build the structure required for the transition to …

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A virtual conference experience like no other

What do you do when restrictions on public gatherings and travel are at an all time high, but there are still hundreds of disadvantaged children across the water relying on your support and fundraising efforts? In 2020, one of our longest standing charity partners, Hands Across The Water, decided to take their annual leadership conference …

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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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How organisations are supporting mental health while working remotely

As the barriers between ‘home’ and ‘work’ breakdown and feelings of isolation and uncertainty increase, organisations are being called to step up in supporting the mental health of remote workers. With most of us spending a third of our lives at work, it makes sense that the ongoing changes to our working environment are going …

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Questions to ask to start a mental health conversation

Not knowing how to approach the topic of mental health with a team member can be challenging. But now more than ever, with anxiety and depression on the rise and BeyondBlue experiencing a 30% uptick in calls to their mental health support line, it’s clear that we need to commit to asking courageous questions. Whether …

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virtual team leadership

3 virtual team leadership skills to strengthen this year

Now more than ever, virtual team leadership skills have become quite the commodity. With Gallup reporting that 54% of respondents believe the shift to remote work will last until the end of 2020 and beyond, we’re predicting an ongoing increase in demand for exceptional virtual leaders.  But what makes someone a great virtual leader? And …

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challenges of virtual leadership

Common challenges of virtual leadership in 2020

While many leaders have taken the shift to remote work in their stride, it’s inevitable that there are going to be new (and incredibly common) challenges that they’ll come up against. From misinterpretation of requests to feedback conversations that end with things left unsaid, we’re entering a whole new realm of leadership that has no …

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Why you should prioritise connecting with colleagues when working remotely

Thinking back on the last few weeks of working remotely, how often have you connected with your team members on a personal level? Maybe a casual convo here and there? Perhaps like many, you’ve slipped into the habit of only reaching out to delegate tasks and ask for a pointer on where to find that …

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Lessons in communication from successful remote teams

When we think of successful remote teams one of the foundational elements that comes to mind is communication. Separated by distance and connected by that precious wifi signal, in a remote working environment you’ve got to do the extras on connection and communication. But where do you start? Today we’re going to take a look …

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