Debbie Morrison's Blog (10)

Divided opinions needn’t mean a fractured team.

Diversity. It’s typically one of the greatest strengths of a thriving business. Yet while differences in skills, backgrounds and opinions can often be harnessed to great effect, inevitably some issues are so fundamental they can instead create tension and conflict, turning a smooth-running workplace into anything but.

There’s arguably no better…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 15, 2017 at 8:56 — No Comments

Don’t let workplace mistakes become workforce disasters.

Blunders. Errors. Epic fails. Balls-ups. Whatever you choose to call them, mistakes happen for all manner of reasons in the workplace. Perhaps it’s due to lack of attention? Stress or fatigue? Confusion over instructions? Poor morale and motivation?…


Added by Debbie Morrison on June 29, 2017 at 16:58 — No Comments

Induction Strategies

Death, taxes and staff turnover. Nowadays, whatever your industry, it’s a fact of business life that people will come and other people will go. The good news is it’s a situation that can be harnessed to inject new energy and ideas, inspiring your team to even…


Added by Debbie Morrison on April 12, 2017 at 17:09 — No Comments

Carrot v's Stick

Presidential elections and British referendums aside, the western world has been drifting generally towards the left for some decades. In such an environment you might imagine the argument about carrot or stick management styles would be something of a no contest. Yet closer inspection across…


Added by Debbie Morrison on February 16, 2017 at 15:48 — No Comments

The inseparable link between mental health and business health

It can be as devastating as it is intangible. Historically it’s also been shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding. Thankfully, the past decade has seen a significant shift in attitudes towards the issue of mental health in all corners of Australian society, and workplaces…


Added by Debbie Morrison on January 18, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Why decision makers don’t make decisions.

The logic is simple enough. When you’re in a decision making position you’re expected to make decisions. Trouble is, every day managers all over Australia – and the world – struggle to actually do it, putting things off for all manner of reasons and…


Added by Debbie Morrison on November 23, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Well, well, well. How healthy is your workplace?

Mention the words ‘workplace health’ and most people immediately think of OH&S, or perhaps executive health checks and pre-winter flu shots. Yet true workplace health goes far beyond just the physical safety of you and your team…


Added by Debbie Morrison on September 20, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

@^#$%*! Workplace harassment isn’t what it used to be.

In recent decades Australian workplaces have become increasingly sensitive to instances of discrimination, harassment and bullying. Whereas not so long ago the bulk of workplace issues and conflicts were typically left to be ‘managed’ in-house, nowadays…


Added by Debbie Morrison on August 24, 2016 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Juggling CEOs and the quest for a safe pair of hands.

Are you a juggler? Perhaps you’re a plate-spinner? Spot fire putter-outer-er? Or maybe a furious water treader? Whichever metaphor you prefer, it’s a situation experienced business leaders find themselves in every day across Australia. Seemingly infinite responsibilities,…


Added by Debbie Morrison on August 10, 2016 at 15:50 — No Comments

Is IP walking out your door?

Have you ever considered how much it costs to lose a key team member? Some studies show it can be anything up to 200% of the person’s annual salary. At ELR Executive we actually think that seems rather low, especially if you factor in the associated ‘IP Drain’ –…


Added by Debbie Morrison on July 28, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

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