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Establish your workplace as an enabler of growth

The wonder of workplace wellbeing

There is a growing understanding of the impact of stress and busy lives on our health, so it’s not surprising that leadership teams are looking to create a Workplace Experience that benefits the wellbeing of their teams. Here Nina Fountain, founder of The Workspace Connection, uncovers how leadership teams can shape an attractive workplace, and

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Enabling Activity-Based Working (ABW)

Activity-Based Working (ABW) or agile working is a transformational workplace strategy that can create organisational benefits in  productivity, collaboration, achieving strategic objectives and corporate vision, and the wellbeing of employees. But if leadership teams fail to manage it with people in mind first and foremost, there is a risk that the benefits of ABW won’t be

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Are you offering staggered work hours yet?

For most of the 20th century, people went to offices in cars the way parts were carried along a conveyor belt – predictably, almost uniformly. Then in the 1970s a cheeky Astronaut – Jack Nilles – proposed that working from home could revolutionise productivity and reduce strain on infrastructure – an apparent win-win. His idea

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Three strategies to achieve teamwork in a crisis

New Zealand was recently hit with a 7.8 earthquake that rocked Wellington city to such an extent that 11% of the buildings in the CBD were affected. Many of them closed for business. That left teams working from home or scrambling to find new ways of working. Leadership teams weren’t prepared to be developing workplace

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Distributed teams: The growth strategy used by the savviest startups

Growing an amazing business requires breakthrough thinking from your leadership team. In this article we propose an approach you may not have thought of. For many small businesses seeking growth, there are essential elements required for your growth strategy. Whilst it is important to have a good understanding of your current state – ‘where are

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What makes difficult conversations so hard?

Working in leadership teams has its challenges and having difficult conversations are part and parcel of the experience. Every difficult conversation with your team is an opportunity to build a bridge to a better overall Workplace Experience. Difficult conversations require courage but they are so worth the effort. I want to share with you a

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Activity Based Working is one way to thrive in the future of work

HR is not a particularly safe profession at the moment – information systems and HR technology are supporting some roles but replacing others. Like many other white collar jobs, the coming wave of innovation presents challenges and opportunities changing the Workplace Experience through new ways of working. A colleague and I met over lunch this week

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