Home Management Matters
News, opinions and advice on managing business systems and people.
There is an increasingly important role for external mediators and facilitators to support Australian businesses and entrepreneurs get back on their feet by using their skills to ensure that the conversations that need to be had between employers and employees are handled clearly, consistently and compassionately.
Ultimately hybrid working is a change that offers both employees and employers flexibility and choice, where collaboration and communication drive productivity, and where businesses thrive through motivated and engaged teams.
Remember, as a manager you’ve had some practice at this in lockdown one, and whilst it feels different, there is a constant here.
Whether you’re just getting started or have been running your business for years, making the decision to hire your first employee is a significant one, especially today in a time of increased uncertainty.
Productivity power up: Hacks, habits and routines to ensure businesses run efficiently and effectively
Even if we’re the most efficient, organised, time-management obsessed humans, it’s meaningless unless we’re also being effective.
The best approach is to implement a simulation and training program to improve security awareness for your users.
Diversification is like having your fingers in every pie. It is all about having an array of assets that react differently to the same economic event.
Leaders should take this rare moment in time to consider how their systems, processes, procedures, decisions and actions align to their overall purpose and values.
Open Banking data being utilised will help somewhat, but the franking credit system heavily incentivizes investment into equities.
As we head towards a new normal post-pandemic, the need to embrace change in the digital world is now greater than ever.
With a service so measurable, I just couldn’t understand why agencies were hiding behind vanity metrics like impressions and click-through rates.
Remote working must be a deliberate and well thought out model that, like all aspects of startup life, is a process of refinement and iteration to land on the most effective way of working.
The packaging industry has demonstrated its ability to adapt. It is perfectly placed to re-inject confidence into consumerism and contribute to our recovery beyond the pandemic.
Before you get caught up in rolling out the old canvas of well-worn and at worst tired measurement based KPI’s, how about starting with a blank canvas and pigments that represent both the technical and human (behavioural) measures of success?
For many employers, single headquarters with high densities in an open plan environment no longer seems like the best idea post COVID-19, and many will need to re-think their strategies to cater for what I call a “distributed workforce” model.
As Australia slowly begins its march out of strict lockdown, it’s time for business leaders to refocus their energies on rebuilding their team’s culture from the ground up.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) recently said it’s expecting a ‘tax time like no other’. That’s because, in the wake of an...
COVID-19 exposed the cracks in offshoring strategies and demonsrated how unprepared companies were to support ongoing operations in the face of widespread labour shortages. Could digital workers be the answer?
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease across Australia, retailers in towns, cities and rural areas across the country will start to think of the steps they must take in preparation for a return to ‘business as usual’.
Markets progress through calculable patterns cycling through expansions and contractions, and consumers respond in predictable ways. Things might be worse than normal given the nature of a pandemic, but things always get better.