You might think that a recent decision in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal regarding the dismissal of a pregnant employee would have managers reaching for their anti-discrimination policy – but what they should be doing is reviewing change management procedures.
Cook v Commanding Communications Pty Ltd and Ors  QCAT 24
This decision centred on the allegation of a casual telesales employee who exhibited emotional outbursts and became upset…Continue
The recent discovery of a leadership gene has reignited debate around the historically popular concept of a magic leadership trait. Research from the University College London indicates that there is a gene associated with directing and coordinating people. Does this mean that some have an innate advantage to gaining upper-level positions over others? While leaders across the nation offer self-congratulatory pats on the back for beating natural selection, let’s step back and reassess what…Continue
It is well documented that financial incentives can be strong contributor to job satisfaction. With this is mind, businesses can expect a spike in workplace satisfaction with holiday bonuses looming, but is it reasonable for employers to also expect rejuvenated performance in the New Year?
While satisfaction does play a part in motivation, the two should not be confused. One is a state of emotion…Continue