Four effective strategies to keep psychological contracts in the workplace healthy

A lot has been said about the relationship that organisations have with their employees, even more so now in light of “The Great Resignation’.  People are leaving organisations in greater numbers than ever before, and yet, there are organisations who don’t seem to be feeling the impact. Instead, they are experiencing The Great Attraction, where […]

5 key steps to drive effective performance management

Performance management. Two words that strike dread into the hearts of leaders and employees alike. If the goal of performance management is to identify, measure and develop individual and team performance, why does it get such a bad rap?  After all, that sounds like a great outcome for both employees and the organisation, right? Performance […]

How to increase performance by setting better goals

As many organisation’s review individual performance and begin setting goals for the current financial year, it’s important to understand how to get the most out of goal setting processes and conversations to increase performance.   Goal setting theory The premise of goal setting theory assumes that employee behaviour is driven by consciously chosen goals and […]

5 top tips to boost your learning agility

In 1970, an American author, Alvin Toffler wrote the book Future Shock, which stated, “the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”. His explanation of learning agility could not be a more accurate prediction of how to thrive in a […]

Communication. What’s the fuss all about?

Have you checked in recently with your communication efforts? Are you having communication breakdowns with colleagues or staff? Sometimes we lose focus on a fundamental thing that can make or break a workplace: communication. According to US firm Gartner, research revealed that up to 70% of poor business decisions or mistakes are due to ineffective […]

How to reward employees with four popular incentives

It’s often been said that money makes the world go around, but is this always the case in the workplace? A pay rise or a bonus is guaranteed to go some way to increasing employee satisfaction, but what other initiatives or incentives can you promote to reward and recognise your employees?   A recent study […]