Why Workplace Culture Is The Key To Success

OK, hands up if there’s a ping-pong table, snazzy coffee machine, games room or other stress busters at your work. Does it make you more productive? We know that having these fun breakouts in businesses can reduce stress and help maintain focus but, the harsh reality is that only 13 per cent of employees worldwide are engaged at work. In …

Workplace flexibility: Are There Jobs That Can’t Be Worked Flexibly?

A-HA recently ran a session with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and a group of employers on how flexibility  is applied to your typical ‘inflexible’ jobs that have client, time and location demands such as construction, sales and shift work. The common challenge that many of the participating organisations faced was shifting the overall mindset, perceptions and culture in the …

10 Ways To Boost Employee Engagement

Over the past few weeks we’ve read and heard a number of reports of toxic workplace cultures. Uber is the latest organisation to be stung by employees naming and shaming them for unethical behaviour.  Uber has faced a series of PR crises from reports of discrimination and harassment of women within the workplace through to a video being published on Bloomberg of CEO, Travis Kalanick …

Sustainable diversity strategy or annual celebration? Keeping diversity alive all year round, not just in March and April.

March is always a busy month on the diversity calendar! Between International Women’s Day (IWD) on 9th March and Harmony Day on 21st March most of the month is taken up with celebrating gender diversity and then cultural diversity. By April larger organisations (over 100 employees) have moved into reporting mode and are focused on finalising their Workplace Gender Equality …

Being Strengths-Based in Dealing with Failure

Everybody fails; even the greats! Madonna taking a tumble during a recent live performance proved that even the most well rehearsed events can go horribly wrong. A wardrobe malfunction saw Madonna pulled down a staircase, crash land on her back, and end up with whiplash. It wasn’t easy to watch but within seconds social media was abuzz with horrifying comments …

Leadership Challenge – Ten Tips: Every Day Employee Engagement Ideas

Have you ever looked across the table at your boss and thought to yourself, “You’re an incompetent idiot”? Chances are, we’ve all worked for someone who appears to do absolutely nothing other than make your life hell. I still wonder how it is that people like this get in to such great positions. Perhaps they manage up really well? Maybe …