Productivity

Five things you can do to make work less stressful for your staff – and yourself

Workplace stress

Stress. It’s normal. Every one will feel it at some point, and individuals have their own stress triggers.

At the same time, workplaces have a duty of care to ensure they offer their staff a physically and mentally safe and healthy space in which to work in.

So what could you be doing to ensure that there’s a little less stress in the day for your team, and for yourself?

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Confucius has a message for leaders who want to succeed: reflect

One of the most admirable and arguably underrated qualities of leadership is the capacity for reflection. Confucius called it the most noble way to learn wisdom.

But when we talk about what makes someone a successful leader, we typically describe attributes like the ability to innovate, make strategic decisions or manage uncertainty. We rarely mention reflection among the core traits of a great leader.

But the ability to reflect is actually among the most important traits that will determine a leader’s success.

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How to get more done when you’re juggling multiple roles in your NFP

If you work in HR or recruitment for an Australian NFP, chances are that you’re juggling a lot more than HR. According to EthicalJobs.com.au’s most recent survey of NFP employers, for organisations with an HR person, almost half (48%) of those staff have additional responsibilities on top of their HR responsibilities!

So how can you manage the diverse responsibilities of your roles when you need to be making an impact in so many areas?

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Why resilience and wellbeing are the keys to your team’s productivity – according to positive psychology expert Michelle McQuaid

Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author and workplace wellbeing teacher and coach, with more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organisations around the world. We spoke to Michelle to find out more about the importance of building resilience and wellbeing in staff and teams, and why happiness shouldn’t be the holy grail at work.

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