- Ban on using ‘mate’ at work
Dubbing a practice ‘un-Australian’ is something that is bandied around a lot – but a ban against calling colleagues and patients ‘mate’ has ruffled a few feathers.
- CSIRO ordered to take action on bullying culture
Federal work safety authority, Comcare, has officially ordered the CSIRO to protect its staff against psychological injuries caused by bullying and harassment.
- Think carefully before giving token Xmas presents
It’s the thought that counts, right? Wrong. At least, not in professional settings.
- Office workers engaging in retail therapy
Research has shown that productivity levels around Christmas can drop dramatically. Could this have anything to do with a little too much online retail therapy?
- Face-to-face equals best friends forever
In the age of the hot-desking, ‘always on’, mobile device clutching workforce multiple electronic channels are de rigeur. Warrick Glynn questions whether this is the best way to communicate, particularly when the message is sensitive or unpalatable.
- Wimbledon, Tour de France, Olympics equals spike in sickies
From cycling, to soccer to bob-sledding, as a nation Australia unashamedly gets on the bandwagon of sporting events – the only problem is most of the biggest ones happen north of the equator.