The evidence is in and it’s irrefutable: having more gender balanced leadership in an organisation improves the business bottom line.

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WEGA) have today released a ground-breaking report: Gende...

April 23, 2020

This year, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, Australians are being asked to commemorate Anzac Day differently. The ABC will broadcast the dawn service from the Australian War Memorial, and people are encouraged by the RSL to ‘Light up the Dawn’ at 6am by standing a...

April 22, 2020

The lessons learnt from the 1990’s bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic highlight that for any established systems/structures/organisations to thrive (or survive) during these uncertain times, they need to maintain a genuine connection and engender a culture...

April 8, 2020

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces are having to adjust and adapt to new ways of working and a vastly different operational context.

Many traditional workplaces have been required to suddenly shift to remote work, with many employees working fr...

March 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic more workplaces are turning to remote work out of necessity to keep their businesses running.  I know there have been hiccups with setting up technology at home and ensuring that everyone has internet connectivity – and there has been the o...

March 24, 2020

 

Safe Work Australia has identified remote and isolated work as a key psycho-social risk in Australian workplaces. For those who are new to working remotely, and especially those who do not have a choice, staying connected to the workplace is more than just receiving a...

March 22, 2020

At a glance:
 

  1. Family Routine – This gives kids stability in a time of uncertainty.
     

  2. Work Schedules – You both cannot work at the same time for the whole day.
     

  3. Reigns of responsibility – Who is doing what and when?
     

  4. Meal plan – Your evenings wil...

March 11, 2020

With the current COVID-19 health crisis necessitating the closure of some physical office spaces, businesses are being forced to urgently form strategies for ensuring business productivity and remote working. The situation is moving faster than preparation allows.

If yo...

December 12, 2019

I have spent a lot of time with likable sexist guys this week [1]. As a feminist, many of you would be quick to suggest that is an oxymoron. Let me explain. Most of the guys in my brigade are gold. They are friendly and practical ‘Aussie blokes’ who have a good sense o...

December 12, 2019

A core value of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) is support, friendship and camaraderie. Until this last week, I have never experienced camaraderie with Australian men aged over 50 in my life – it has been awesome. These are guys I have risked my life beside, and trusted w...

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