Whole of Organisation Governance Breaks the F2F-Cycle

WHOLE OF ORGANISATION GOVERNANCE BREAKS THE F2F-CYCLE What is the F2F-Cycle? What has emerged without fanfare is the F2F-Cycle. The F2F-Cycle refers to an organisation’s “Fatigue to Failure governance cycle”. It is weighing heavily on the practice of governance. Unfortunately, it is afflicting many organisations. In order to avoid governance fatigue, organisations need to better …

1 In 3 Workplaces Prone to Bullying and Harassment

1 IN 3 WORKPLACES PRONE TO BULLYING AND HARASSMENT One-third of Australian workplaces have perpetrators of bullying and harassment, with ACT shaping up as the worst offender across the country, according to new research. A survey conducted by workplace safety training organisation SAI Global has revealed that bullying and harassment is occurring in nearly one …

3 Very Different Work Traditions from Around the Globe

3 VERY DIFFERENT WORK TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE Paying someone to quit on your behalf? Legally not having to respond to an email after hours? Here are three interesting approaches to work from around the world. Every country has its own special work culture. Other countries might wonder what exactly Australia and New Zealand …

Our 2020 “Governance Breakthrough” Masterclass

OUR 2020 “GOVERNANCE BREAKTHROUGH” MASTERCLASS Beyond compliance: governance, risk and performance Exciting things are afoot for next year. I know this year has a few weeks still to run. But I couldn’t wait to share our news of the Governance Masterclass I am conducting in 2020. The Masterclass is “Beyond Compliance: Governance, Risk and Performance”. …

When a WHS Poster is Both Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

WHEN A WHS POSTER IS BOTH SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION Most sexual harassment cases in the workplace involve the offensive or unwelcome behaviour of a colleague. But not this one. It pits a female employee against two companies – and a problematic poster. In late 2015, Reem Yelda had been working as a Custom Liaison …

Creating a More Positive Workplace – Become an “Emotional Tank Filler”

CREATING A MORE POSITIVE WORKPLACE – BECOME AN “EMOTIONAL TANK FILLER” If you want to create a more positive workplace, consider becoming an ’emotional tank filler’, says Atlassian’s global operations head At the Atlassian Open event on October 1, Atlassian Global Head of Strategy & Operations, R&D, Molly Hellerman discussed theories around positivity and ways …

Can Boards Positively Impact Innovation?

CAN BOARDS POSITIVELY IMPACT INNOVATION? Recently, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and University of Sydney Business School collaborated to undertake a study into the approach of Australian boards to innovation. In summary, it identified that directors are struggling to prioritise innovation and adapt to a rapidly changing and uncertain environment. Directors have indicated …

Why Conflict Resolution Is An Unsung Hero

WHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION IS AN UNSUNG HERO Ramping up resilience in the face of being “feedsmacked” is crucial, writes Nick Young. Most of us have been professionally feedsmacked at some point in our life: when a client, colleague or industry associate delivers a vicious verbal blow that feels like a punch in the stomach. Such …

Beware Of Defamation During Termination

BEWARE OF DEFAMATION DURING TERMINATION Employer’s poor communication of employee’s resignation costs much more than an unfair dismissal. Human resources professionals are acutely aware of the process adopted when terminating an employee. A fair dismissal which leaves little grounds for a complaint looks like this: you outline an allegation, allow the person to respond, listen …

Can Directors challenge Management?

CAN DIRECTORS CHALLENGE MANAGEMENT? The 2019 Governance Institute of Australia’s National Conference was fortunate in having to deliver the keynote address, Sir Winfried Bischoff, former chair of Lloyds Banking Group and Citi and current Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc as well as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council UK. Sir Win, as he often …

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