August 7, 2017

Being a manager of people isn’t just about looking downwards and ensuring your work teams are taken care of, have clear goals, and are happy in the workplace. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, we all have somebody to report to, our own boss.

This paper is written with almost 40 years of worki...

July 27, 2017

In 2005, I walked unassisted across part of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. I completed this with my brother and two other men during the winter months of the year, principally as it is bordering on suicide to even think about completing the trek in the summer months. Unassisted, by the...

July 18, 2017

If you’re like me as a business leader, then you are a great fixer. You see a problem and you fix it.  When I was a General Manager in a large corporate company, this is how I saw my role. To remove problems from the workplace, so the organisation could get on with business.

Then, quite by accident,...

July 9, 2017

We all knew it was coming. As a senior management group, we had all been informed to attend an offsite presentation room for a briefing on an important company announcement by the CEO. Rumours had been circulating for a while, and this meeting confirmed our water cooler conversations. Our organisati...

July 2, 2017

According to independent reports, 29% of hospitality and service industry employees are disengaged, while the industry is suffering from some of the highest employee turnover rates of any business.

“Without doubt one of the major challenges facing an organisation is the ability to firstly attract the...

June 1, 2017

Overcoming Resistance to Change in the Workplace 

In the modern world of business, change attacks our operations every day. It tears at the very fabric of our processes and the emotions of our people. Change activity in business results from external impacts and influences that create a shift in the...

May 9, 2017

AUSTRALIA’S BROWNIE POINTS WHITE-LABELLED AS ‘TASTAHEL’ FOR MENA RELEVANCE

Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2017– Australia’s, award-winning workplace reward and recognition (R&R) software platform Brownie Points has arrived in the Middle East and North Africa under the white-labelled sub-brand ‘TASTAHEL’, which i...

May 9, 2017

There’s been a flurry of posts recently about how Employee Engagement has had its day and is about ready to be towed off to the scrapyard along with previous fads like job satisfaction. This is no surprise; employee engagement has been gaining ground long enough for people to find out it is not a mi...

May 7, 2017

The question sounds simple enough doesn’t it?

But how often do we actually recognise a colleague or say a simple thank you? On an ad-hoc basis it’s easy enough, especially for those in your immediate team or reach. You can simply turn your chair around and speak to them or, address them in a meeting.

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May 7, 2017

“We use WeThrive to ‘take the temperature of the team’ and uncover underlying staff issues that may affect performance. This new information enables us to design appropriate interventions to get things back on track much more quickly.”

Janine Osmond, Head of Learning & Development, Salisbury NHS Foun...

May 7, 2017

Number 2 in Eric Jackson’s top ten list of performance appraisal process mistakes on Forbes is: everything’s perfect – until it’s not and you’re fired.  The unfortunate employee carries on doing the same things without any feedback, sometimes for years, then out of the blue they find they were doing...

May 7, 2017

The brain has a famously huge number of synapses that can connect in a vast number of ways. However it is not just these electrical connections that determine how we feel, but our hormones. Even for men!

Try this: think back to the best job you ever had, and recall the feelings that go with having a...

May 7, 2017

Like it or not, your employees are on their smartphone during work. That is a reality in the workplace in the 21st century. It is estimated that on average 3 hours and 15 minutes are spent on mobile apps every day, of which two thirds take place at work.

Another well published fact is that in today’s...

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May 08, 2017

GLOBAL WORKPLACE R&R PLATFORM ARRIVES IN MENA WITH STOREY GROUP PARTNERSHIP

AUSTRALIA’S BROWNIE POINTS WHITE-LABELLED AS ‘TASTAHEL’ FOR MENA RELEVANCE

 

Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2017– Australia’s, award-winning workplace reward and recognition (R&R) software platform Brownie Points has arrived in the Middle East and North Africa under the white-labelled sub-brand ‘TASTAHEL’, which is Arabic for ‘You Deserve it!’

 

TASTAHEL is being operated by UAE-based The Storey Group following a partnership with Brownie Points which will see international standard R&R protocols enter the regional workplace.  

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