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Management Matters
News, opinions and advice on managing business systems and people.

In many ways, there’s no such thing as ‘just a job’. What we do within our 9-to-5 work week is powerful. Work defines and shapes us; it takes the form of our personal fingerprint on society.

The bottom line is top talent will never fall for a pipe dream. They need something tangible. In other words, show them where the business is going and what their role is going to be on that path to success.

Research suggests that our workstations can play a huge role in how we feel emotionally and in turn how it affects our work productivity.

If well known brands are attacked and breached, how can smaller organisations defend themselves? Does it mean that SMEs face even greater risk? And if it does, what can the smaller entities do about it?

Now is the time to review your current use of casuals – not just how many casual employees you engage, but why and how often you engage them.

Business insolvency is a very real risk for many new and existing Australian small businesses, but countless business owners are not spotting warning signs...

All over the globe, remote working is on the rise. With the rise of technology in the likes of smartphones, tablets and laptops and also through increased online connectivity...

Whether they are big or small organisations, owners are oblivious to their responsibilities of implementing preventative measures and countering potential damage to their assets and employees.

Smaller businesses, conversely, have speed on their side. Unlike their big counterparts, their lack of complexity allows for decisions to be made quickly and seamlessly.

Founding a new business is akin to starting a family – it’s great thinking about it, almost anyone half-capable can do it and it’s quite exciting too – especially at the start.

Many bosses look to shift responsibility, while others may be classified as bullies. Often, they are completely unaware of how their actions and words affect those around them, including team members and clients.

Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to perform better financially but those that are ethnically diverse are 35% more likely to perform better financially.

Meagan Redelman co-founder of Redsbaby hares her experience of going from prams to nursery furniture

In Aurecon’s latest Just Imagine blog post, John Callaghan, Global Director, Major Projects argues that although the business world today is increasingly complex, in the face of complexity, our solutions need to stay simple.

As technology advances and screen time becomes more popular than interpersonal face time, businesses using older cash management techniques are scrambling to meet demands and handle cash flow issues.

...all Modern Award rates will increase by 3.3 per cent (with weekly wages rounded to the nearest $0.10) and the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3.3 per cent to $18.29 per hour (and $694.00 per week for a full-time employee), an increase of $0.59 per hour.

New research has revealed that 78% of Australia’s small business owners (SBOs) don’t fully understand the $20K tax break, with 67% of them not making the most of the opportunity in the lead up to June 30.

H&R Blocks’ Director of Communications, Mark Chapman in partnership with Officeworks has provided small businesses with tips to help prepare for the end of financial year.

The prospect of owning your own business is an appealing one, especially in the current environment, where discussion of entrepreneurship is frequent.

Scott Morrison delivered his second budget in May and there is barely a ripple in the water. No huge sweeping reforms, no budget emergencies, it was almost a non-event.

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