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  • June 20 2019 Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

    Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much Read More…

  • June 20 2019 What Gen Z and other workers want from the work environment

    81% of ANZ workers believe open plan is important to productivity and engagement, new research reveals Despite this, workplace distractions affect 99% of local employees Younger generations better at using technology to avoid distraction More than half (57 percent) of workers across Australia and New Zealand still prefer open plan offices over privacy-oriented floor plans, Read More…

  • June 19 2019 Anxiety at work estimated to cost businesses 100,000 hours of lost time

    Dynamic business revisit this highly relevant piece written by Mike Lowry, founder and CEO of XVenture, renowned for his unconventional and passionate approach in creating cutting-edge individual and team development and performance programmes globally. I received a call from a CEO overseas who had slipped into a very dark place. He had acknowledged that his levels Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Are co-working spaces the future of Aussie workplaces?

    The use of co-working spaces is on the rise, but should you accept a job in one or move your employees into a co-working space? According to recruiting experts Hays, there are several pros and cons to consider before you embrace this new trend. “Communal workspaces are not just for start-ups anymore,” says Nick Deligiannis, Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

    Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up Read More…

  • June 17 2019 4 ways new workplace technologies are helping leaders build more productive communities

    By Luke McNeal, Director, Workplace by Facebook A successful business is a business that gets the most out of its prized assets – its people. As a result, productivity is a primary focus for any leader of a business, large or small. With 77% of companies believing email is now an ineffective form of communication and 45% of employees Read More…

  • June 13 2019 Here’s why businesses desperately need to give their data the Marie Kondo treatment

    Richard Gerdis, GM & VP Sales, APJ, Delphix Japanese tidiness guru Marie Kondo has shown the world how decluttering has the potential to bring joy and improve mental wellbeing to people who have become overwhelmed by the emotional weight of their belongings. In today’s business world, the greatest source of clutter is undoubtedly information. With Read More…

  • June 11 2019 Top HR tips: An insight interview with Chief People Officer at Sephora, Karalyn Smith

    Dynamic Business attended the Qualtrics X4 summit in Sydney on Friday 31stMay, which featured some amazing speakers from organisations that are all using Qualtrics as part of their consumer experience management. The key note speakers, including Karalyn Smith from Sephora, Sonny Sethifrom Uber and Patricia Limanouwfrom Qantas shared business insight and expert advice.   We had Read More…

  • June 11 2019 Workplace mental health epidemic imminent 

    Gartner finds more Australian workers ready to quit  In the pursuit of growth and productivity, Australian workplaces have exhausted staff morale and decimated effort levels, with employees now on the brink of burnout and ready to quit, according to Gartner.  Data from Gartner’s Q1 2019 Global Talent Monitor reveals that discretionary effort levels – the Read More…

  • June 7 2019 Strong leadership and cultural integrity – the keys to overcoming workplace bullying 

    By Jessica Hickman – The Bullyologist Numerous studies have confirmed that the relationship between an employee and their immediate supervisor is the biggest predictor of staff turnover in a workplace. When there’s an abusive manager around, good people leave – even when attractive pay, job satisfaction and chances for promotion are present. A workplace bully Read More…

  • June 6 2019 How to take control of a workload when you’re feeling overwhelmed

    By Belinda Lyone, General Manager of COS Feeling overwhelmed by your workload is a common, mortifying feeling. It’s easy to get caught up and take on much more than what could be handled, especially if you really care and are invested in you work. When valuable time is wasted stressing over imminent deadlines, incomplete tasks Read More…

  • June 5 2019 Increase the performance of your youngest employees with these tips

    By Danielle Buckley, Workplace Psychologist and Coach As Generation Z make their way into the workforce, employers are forced to think about how best to recruit, engage and retain our future leaders. The new generation entering the workforce come with unique characteristics and traits and getting the most out of, and supporting these new workers, Read More…

  • June 3 2019 Getting ready for the EOFY: A how-to-guide for businesses

    By Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications with H&R Block With just a few weeks remaining until the end of financial year, many businesses will be taking stock of the year just gone and planning for the year ahead. So what are some of the key issues your business might be facing as it looks Read More…

  • May 30 2019 How to attract, retain and cultivate a new breed of IT professional

    By Simon Horrocks, Regional Vice President ANZ, AppDynamics The technology skills gap is impacting Australian organisations across almost every industry, with businesses struggling to find the right talent to drive innovation, whether that be in cloud, data analytics, or other emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). According to the Australian Computer Society (ACS), an Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Combatting work stress

    Byline: Amanda Gordon, Director of Armchair Psychology Work stress is inevitable, right?  We need some stress or we’d find a way to play solitaire all day when no-one is looking.  When the stress comes from internal sources (the things we say to ourselves to ensure we stay on track) e.g. “I like what I am doing Read More…