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Conflict Management

Edited by Jill Wright,

conflict management

Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable. It happens and to some of us more often than we want! Managing conflict early is the key, before it escalates and affects the work we do. When conflict is managed we see improvements in confidence, and can reveal our strengths. When left unresolved it will result in stress and anxiety which leads to...

What managers should know about staff communications

Edited by Jill Wright,

When Lucy Kellaway, a columnist in the highly influential Financial Times publicly reprimanded the CEO of Starbucks over a well-meaning letter he sent to the company's staff - "On this Sunday, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, know that I send you my love and respect" was one riveting line" - I started thinking about what anyone in management...

Eight tips for improving your business in 2016

Edited by Jill Wright,

The start of a new year is a great time to review your business plan and refine your objectives and goals. Psychology Melbourne Corporate Psychologist Gavin Sharp has some great ideas that will help you get off on the right foot in 2016: Managing a successful business is usually about being able to manage people effectively, from recruiting the right...

Managers also suffer workplace bullying

Edited by Jill Wright,

Last week Business Insider picked up on a study by US-based jobs site CareerBuilder which showed that managers were just as, if not more likely to suffer workplace bullying as other employees. The most common source of the bullying, according to the survey, was the boss, or someone higher up in the organisation, although in 46 per cent of cases,...

Office economies can have costly results

Edited by Jill Wright,

Not wanting to labour the point, I decided that I'd had enough to say on the topic with my two posts last week on the way management and building designers seem to ignore the downside of hot desking and open-plan offices.  The psychology of office accommodation is one of the topics that the team of occupational psychologists and management coaches...