The Workplace

We have all read the stories. The super cool Silicon Valley tech companies where every person works remotely. No office locations. No 9-5. No commute. No water cooler chat. Instead, just a group of hyper-outcomes-focussed individuals, working around the world (usually in ‘sexy’ places – think NY, Berlin or Bondi), using technology to collaborate, and […]

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(Image Credit: The Office) Every year, about this time, we’re asked for advice on Christmas Parties. What to do? What are the risks? How to avoid risks? What are the responsibilities? How to be inclusive? What’s the ‘right’ way to do this well?   Some people talk about some crazy legal workarounds they’ve heard about, […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to end an office romance well?   Thanks for your feedback on the case studies we’ve shared recently on bullying and dismissal. Both very tough topics, but both issues that can be better handled than they usually are, simply by adopting a more generous and open mindset. As […]

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Grief is one of those things that everyone knows a little about – a stat, an article, a story – but no one can truly appreciate until it happens to them personally. Unfortunately, I know grief too well. We lost our gorgeous little nine year old son, Hugo, in 2009. It was devastating in a […]

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Interviews can be a nerve wracking experience. It doesn’t matter how many you do or how confident you are, interviews can leave even the most confident of us feeling a little off our usual rocking M.O. When it comes to nailing an interview, most of us are across the basics – preparation (knowing the job, […]

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We all want to work somewhere with a great culture and leadership, but it’s so hard to pick either of these when you’re still outside the organisation. Here’s some thoughts on how best to get some inside info so you make great decisions.  Step 1 – The Mindset You are a really important part of […]

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Before you read this I just want to warn you that most HR people I’ve met don’t like me. I discovered this when I gave up my big shiny GM of Marketing job with lots of perks and big budgets to take a secondment (with no perks and zero budget) as GM of Employee Experience […]

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Whenever the gender pay gap is mentioned there are always those who argue it doesn’t exist, either because of differences in the way men and women work, choices women make or legislation prohibiting it. Whatever the reason, this confused rhetoric stems from a couple of sources. The first is the belief that the gender pay […]

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