16 September 2020

It is wrong and mean but not all negative behaviour is bullying

Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she was bullied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison when he intervened in the case of a woman unable to attend her father's funeral in the Sunshine State.
08 September 2020

Bosses' fear of highly qualified workers can be self-defeating

With the pandemic pushing unemployment rates up, you might think the most highly qualified and experienced job seekers will be the first to be snapped up as new opportunities emerge.
08 September 2020

Workplace text etiquette starts with checks

Once considered too personal for work matters, the humble text message is pinging its way all over our workplaces.
26 August 2020

COVID-safe work means idea of walk 'n' talk meetings has legs

Get your sneakers on. The once popular walking meeting is making a comeback as bosses discover ways to remain COVID-19 safe and allay workers' fears about being forced to be uncomfortably close to their colleagues.
23 August 2020

E-etiquette plummets as inboxes overflow

With many of us self-isolating in lockdown or working from home, the popularity of pinging an email to a colleague or customer has reached dizzying new heights.
19 August 2020

Rise of work from home may bring fall of old sick days

The alarm clock sounds ten times louder than normal, your head is pounding like a train on the tracks, you feel hot yet cold at the same time and, as you try to drag yourself out of bed, dizziness derails you to the point that you slump back under the covers.
16 August 2020

It's time to retire old-fashioned retirement

Retirement, an invention of the 20th century, is disappearing faster than a buttered bullet fired from a rifle.
14 August 2020

To avoid RSVP rudeness say yes or no and then stick to it

RSVP seems to have become a secret code for those invited to unleash rudeness that leaves even the most hardened event organiser marinating in misery.
12 August 2020

Resilience is code for broken workplaces

Resilience is a first-class buzzword. It rolls off the tongue, is satisfying to say and ambiguous enough not to mean a great deal when spruiked around the workplace.
02 August 2020

Plenty of upside in having a 'work spouse'

A problem shared is a problem halved. But when it comes to problems of the workplace variety, that someone is unlikely to be your better half.