Aug 28

Time to axe performance reviews?

Posted by Dave Griffith

Workplace staff performance reviews have become a pillar of the vast swathe of administrative tangle otherwise known as ‘best practice’. Like many good ideas they started off with the best of intentions but have morphed into something that is often counter- productive in many workplaces. Many workers are now faced with an annual ritual…

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Jan 7

Open Season on Open Plan Offices

Posted by admin

The vast majority of the worlds office workers are victims of the open plan office concept. According to those that support an open plan-et they increase productivity and raise staff morale. Staff thrive in this highly collaborative environment as they happily go about their business. In recent years this office based utopia has…

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Jun 28

Sacking for online chat during work time ruled unfair

Posted by admin

A landscape architect sacked over his use of an email chat service has been found to have been unfairly dismissed, in the latest case in Fair Work Australia to deal with internet and social media use in the workplace. Richard O’Connor was employed by Eltham-based Outdoor Creations but had resigned and was about…

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May 24

Research shows employers who ‘trust’ their staff get higher productivity

Posted by Dave Griffith

Research by Victoria University Economics Professor, Morris Altman confirms what we already suspected. That Organisations that offer their employees higher levels of trust, cooperation, fairness and economic benefits are rewarded with increased productivity. Professor Altman says the “Golden Rule do unto others as you would have them do unto you..this works in economics…

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