The fundamental distribution error is our human tendency to blame, judge or ridicule a person based on their behavior. We tend to see people dispositionally. That is, we make moralistic judgments about team members’ behaviours as being right or wrong, good or bad. This can have a cascading effect on everybody in the team and make it hard for teams to become cohesive and work together with trust and vulnerability.
I having been sharing recently on some brain science research…Continue
Added by Ben Young on June 30, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments
Written by Tiffany Healy, Workplace Conflict Resolution Legal Commentator
There exists a diverse range of personalities to manage in the workplace. In order to maintain a cohesive and harmonious working environment, it is in management’s best interests to recognise and celebrate this diversity. However, an employer’s tailored…Continue
Added by Catherine Gillespie on June 29, 2014 at 22:51 — No Comments
Resume fraud – a big challenge for HR
What follows is a short summary of some cases:
Barry Pierson was a rogue Texan cop on the run from the FBI. He was wanted for ‘lewd and lascivious acts on children’ – that’s FBI speak for a pedophile. He snuck into Australia, assumed a false identity, applied for and won a job ‘on merit’ as Senior Social Worker in a child protection agency for reasons obvious. He got busted and was deported.…Continue
Added by wayne faulkner on June 27, 2014 at 12:57 — No Comments
Corporate Reporting, also Narrative Reporting, in an organization is an essential for the requirements of corporate transparency. It is the way of reporting to the investors and other stakeholders of the company about the “whereabouts and howabouts” of the company. It presents a clear picture and lends a clear understanding of the performance, development and the position of the business of the company.
Now coming to the question of just how it is…Continue
Added by Rucky karuna Tejavath on June 27, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments
It was a highly embarrassing day for Myer this past Tuesday.
After announcing the previous Thursday that 'Andrew Flanagan, has been appointed group general manager for strategy and business development', Myer confirmed on Tuesday that Flanagan had been fired after it was revealed that he was not, as reported, 'formerly managing…Continue
Added by ross clennett on June 26, 2014 at 19:56 — No Comments
Added by Rucky karuna Tejavath on June 26, 2014 at 1:00 — No Comments
Resume lies and other porky pies
Today’s business press is running stories about the termination of a recent appointee to the executive ranks of Myer. It seems this senior executive made claims in his resume and at his interviews that turned out to be false. Most HR professionals would think that the recruitment of a person making false claims rather improbable for reason of the ‘rigorous’ interviewing, referee checking and pre-employment screening processes that underpin…Continue
Added by wayne faulkner on June 25, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments
Of late I have found myself disappointed at what I find behind closed doors. What do I mean you say? Well, when you pay for a service or product and it doesn’t live up to what they say they do beyond the initial stages of the service. People generally put trust into the business they are using or purchasing from and when it doesn’t live…Continue
Added by Leisa Messer on June 24, 2014 at 14:23 — No Comments
All organizations and leaders project an emotional climate that can either hinder or enhance performance. I believe emotions in the workplace are easily overlooked and undervalued when it comes to our personal performance, our performance at work and how we lead others.
We experience 2 types of emotions:
Survival zone emotions:
Stress and uneasiness…
Added by Ben Young on June 23, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
At the Australasian Talent Conference last month, I attended an interesting break out session on the future of interviewing and whether assessment would make interviews redundant.
The panel made plenty of interesting points in response to questions and comments. Unsurprisingly nobody was predicting the end of interviews any time soon.
One of the excellent points made by one of the panel in discussing the many ills of interviews, as they are currently being conducted, was…Continue
Added by ross clennett on June 22, 2014 at 18:25 — No Comments
Leadership is rightly considered the axle on which the entirety of the entity in perspective rotates. The wide range of leadership styles in theory and the same manifested in real life scenarios, sometimes, sway too far away from being ideal. And that is just where fingers point at the validity of the leadership in question.
This article testifies for the bad face of leadership that faced some of my acquaintances and came as somewhat of a shocker and a necessary…Continue
Added by Rucky karuna Tejavath on June 21, 2014 at 3:57 — No Comments
Added by Susan Rochester on June 20, 2014 at 14:14 — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges I come across in my profession is what I have come to call ‘non-managing’ managers. These individuals have often come into a management position by virtue of their technical skills or simply by default, being entrepreneurs who have created small businesses of their own. I refer to this group as ‘non-managers’ because, while remarkably astute and business savvy in many ways, …Continue
Added by Trish Cloete on June 19, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments
A common challenge a manager faces is to consistently communicate with a ‘language of leadership’ that drives staff behaviour in the right direction. A manager becoming a catalyst to positive staff behaviour is crucial to increasing productivity in the workplace. When leaders evoke a positive ‘inner climate’ of thought and emotion in their employees, they persuade higher levels of creativity, productivity, commitment and cohesiveness from each employee, which is the essence of a high…Continue
Added by Ben Young on June 16, 2014 at 9:04 — No Comments
If bullying is manifest in your workplace you can put this down to a failure of leadership.
Added by Craig Mcilvain on June 14, 2014 at 9:12 — No Comments
The best remedy for anger is delay
Added by wayne faulkner on June 13, 2014 at 8:12 — No Comments
Regardless of whether the retirement age is 65, 67 or 70 the reality of our ageing workforce is that employers can…Continue
Added by Christina Willcox on June 12, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
Conflict in the workplace is something that occurs in almost every business institution. Even though people may not be able to avoid it, there are ways to cope with it and resolve the conflict. Conflict occurs because individuals can be envious, lack proper communication skills, are suffering from anxiety or conflict in their personal…Continue
Added by Gloria Lewis on June 12, 2014 at 11:34 — No Comments
It’s not the amount of hours we work but the value we bring to those hours.
We can learn to optimize peak performance by becoming congruent with our natural rhythms. This isn’t always easy because it requires that we schedule our priorities and not prioritise our schedule.
One of the biggest mistakes we make is we see our daily ‘to-do list’ as an opportunity to take more action, to do more.
However busyness doesn’t mean effectiveness and having a to-do list can…Continue
Added by Ben Young on June 11, 2014 at 9:04 — No Comments