A major initiative against sexual harassment

A major initiative against sexual harassment

Lynne McLennan, CEO of UFS Dispensaries, brought a very exciting initiative to my attention. She has been involved in the development of Not in My Workplace which is a powerful initiative to end sexual harassment at work. The model is all about senior leaders...

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Most organisations do not have strategy

Most organisations do not have strategy

SACS is very active in workforce planning. The graphic above is the SACS Model of Workforce Planning which we have used in many workforce planning projects in a range of sectors. You will see that the components of effective workforce planning include defining your...

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Not In My Workplace

Not In My Workplace

Lynne McLennan, CEO of UFS Dispensaries, brought a very exciting initiative to my attention. She has been involved in the development of Not in My Workplace which is a powerful initiative to end sexual harassment at work. The model is all about senior leaders...

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Why do people love the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

Why do people love the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is often cited as the best selling psych test in the world, but there has been much recent coverage about its very weak scientific basis. A big problem with the MBTI is that it was not developed using the usual scientific method...

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Miserable middle managers!

Miserable middle managers!

The graph above shows the engagement scores of more than 2600 employees across Australia. The scale on the left is average scores on an internationally validated measure of engagement – the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, (Schaufeli et al, 2006). The higher the score...

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Are you too smart to be resilient?

Are you too smart to be resilient?

Are smarter people more or less resilient than those who are not so smart? It turns out that this is not an entirely straightforward question. Here are a couple of key points: People with high levels of cognitive ability tend to be able to cope better with a wide...

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Is 360 degree feedback just a development tool?

Is 360 degree feedback just a development tool?

As a keen fan of our national broadcaster I watched with interest the recent Four Corners episode about the turmoil surrounding the positions of MD and Chair of the Corporation. I was particularly struck by the reference to a 360 degree feedback process undertaken to...

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