Some may find the concept of workplace boundaries a challenging notion given a boundary can’t be seen, but their importance shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, understanding and working within defined boundaries can help you to thrive at work.
What is a workplace boundary?
The definition of a professional boundary can best be described as understanding a colleague’s need for space, setting limits, determining acceptable workplace behaviour and creating a sense of…Continue
Throughout our careers, many of us will look to a mentor for guidance and advice. Sometimes this relationship is created through a structured program and other times it forms organically.
You may be at the stage in your career where you are now someone’s mentor, but have you put much thought into how to be the best mentor you can be?
The mentor’s role
A mentor’s role is to provide insight…Continue
Making a mistake is part of everyday life and our errors are mostly unexceptional. Many organisations believe they have the leadership capability framework that allows people to make and learn from mistakes. But this, for the most part, isn’t true.
A recently published book “Better by Mistake: the unexpected benefits of being wrong” by Alina Tugend uses the example of a night shift supervisor in a food factory to highlight what can happen when an organisation doesn’t allow employees…Continue
A recent article in The Economist has highlighted a study that found women who are more attractive and include a photo with their resume are less likely to be offered a job interview than women who are deemed not as attractive.
Bradley Ruffle from Ben-Gurion University and Ze’ev Shtudiner from Ariel University Centre in Israel sent fictional job applications to more than 2,500 job vacancies. They sent two similar resumes to each,…Continue