3 Simple Tips To Improve Mental Health For Small Business

According to Australian based research, our chase for productivity improvements is leading to very unhealthy workplaces – especially when it comes to mental health. Astoundingly, almost half of Australian workers surveyed described their workplace as mentally unhealthy. For small – medium-sized businesses, the challenge becomes resourcing programs to support the mental health of their teams.  … Read more

5 SuperFood Tips To Reduce Stress And Improve Performance At Work

Reducing stress, removing feelings of overwhelm and improving all-day energy levels could be as simple as adding a few different foods to your current diet. Importantly, it doesn’t need to be hard or time-consuming. Here are 5 superfood tips that are delicious and easy to implement. The brain needs protein to function properly. Without it, … Read more

How To Manage The Back To Work Blues

For most of us, the summer holiday period is over for another year and it’s time to get back to work. But there can be a reluctance to get serious about business – especially on those super hot days when everything seems harder or those gorgeous, balmy days that beckon us outside. These feelings can … Read more

What Do You Do When Employees Fail To Return From Holidays?

How diligent are you at keeping employee records – in particular next-of-kin or emergency details and leave dates? As Australia comes to the end of its peak holiday season, some businesses are finding an employee or two have failed to return to work when expected. Now they are finding themselves in a very tricky situation. … Read more

Not So Jolly Kris Kringle Hangovers

For many workplaces, the office Kris Kringle is a tradition. But over the years, we’ve all become more aware of its darker side. There’s the gift that everyone thinks is hilarious – except the recipient. Or the obligatory kiss or cuddle with Santa. These things can linger long after the event and develop a life … Read more

Let’s “Idiot-Proof” The World, One Christmas Party At A Time!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could “idiot-proof” the world?  When it comes to workplace Christmas parties, it can be surprising what your normally sensible, mature and reliable staff get up to. That’s why it’s important to set parameters around what’s acceptable before the event and then diligently monitor what’s happening at the event. The … Read more

“OMG! Things Are Crazy At The Moment” – Is This A Symptom Of Christmas Burnout?

In the lead-up to Christmas, things just seem to get busier and crazier. There’s often a significant increase at work as everyone rushes to achieve their Christmas deadlines. Then there’s the kids’ concerts and school events, shopping for gifts and planning your holiday get-away. Let’s not forget the pre-Christmas catch-ups with friends, the end-of-year work … Read more

Mindfulness: An Introduction

Once upon a time, it was possible to sit quietly and do nothing. It might only be for a moment but it happened on a semi-regular basis while we were waiting for things like public transport, medical appointments, our turn in the bank queue and other, pre-smartphone activities. It might sound quaint and very old-fashioned … Read more

Do You Chase Work-Life Balance Or Work-Life Boundaries?

While it’s an admirable goal, chasing work-life balance can often result in heightened feelings of inadequacy or pressure because it’s so elusive. If that’s the case, how do we feel good about the way we distribute our time? Research published by Organisational Dynamics Journal suggests we set work-life boundaries instead of striving for work-life balance. … Read more