When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it.
Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we spend the most time with.
These eight strategies will help you to overcome the communication bias that tends to hold us back, especially with those we manage or work closely with.
Sexual harassment is a risk in almost every workplace. It can cause significant physical and psychological harm to victims – and also to people who witness it.
So what can you do to ensure your organisation is creating a safe, affirming and positive environment for all staff?
When your people are well, your organisation stands to benefit from higher productivity and higher staff retention.
Having a policy in your workplace – to frame staff actions on mental health and provide clarity for helping employees and managers speak openly and find solutions – can help set the foundations for supporting the mental health of employees and strengthening your organisation.
Have you ever struggled with a problem that will not go away, despite multiple attempts to solve it?
Adaptive leadership is a practice that helps a leader to engage members of an organisation to adapt to change, and it can help tackle problems which stubbornly persist or face unexpected resistance, despite seemingly obvious solutions.
Employees who trust their organisation are more loyal, engaged, committed, and will advocate for their workplace – so how can leaders build an organisation-wide culture of trust?
If you’d like to build greater trust in your NFP’s workplace, here are 5 key ways trust can be built and improved.
Have you noticed a workmate behaving differently? Do they not seem their usual self?
Many people will be hesitant to start a conversation but this may be pivotal in them getting the help and support that they need to get and stay well.
Here are some tips for having that conversation.
Agile is a framework for working that’s transformed and revolutionised technology development over the last couple of decades.
At the heart of Agile are ideas about experimenting, learning quickly from successes and failures, gathering feedback and iterating.
For NFPs that mostly aren’t developing software, Agile still has a lot to share.
Perhaps the most widely relevant and useful practice to come out of Agile – and one of the easiest to implement – is the “retrospective”.
Employee voice — speaking up with ideas, concerns, opinions or information — is vital for organisational performance and innovation. Yet studies consistently show that employees are reluctant to speak up, and are even hardwired to remain silent, with 50 per cent of employees keeping quiet at work.
Why is this the case, and how can we help people voice their opinions at work more effectively?
Good leadership is crucial for NFPs to succeed.
That’s why four major Australian foundations have announced a collaboration to create a 10-month, national capacity-building and leadership program for CEOs in Australian not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.
The Social Impact Leadership Australia program (SILA) is an evidence-based program specifically developed to meet the needs of Australian CEOs and build the capacity of their organisations directly and indirectly.
Did you know that people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anywhere else?
While it can sometimes be hard to see the value of a pat on the back – particularly in response to work someone is paid to do – the truth is that staff not shown gratitude are often less satisfied, less engaged and more likely to move on.
This Valentine’s Day, here’s some practical tips for how you can show your staff some love – not just today, but all year round.