Office politics has been linked to increased stress, turnover intentions and burnout, as well as lower job satisfaction and employee engagement which can all be avoided if you’re not making critical HR mistakes. These HR mistakes are listed as; being unaware of the company culture, confusing staff engagement with happiness, ignoring the toxicity of office politics, misunderstanding leadership and relying on intuition instead of data. To outperform your competitors and retain staff, an organisation needs to be able to accurately evaluate their culture, energise their staff, minimise the influence of office politics and properly assess leadership potential. Click the link to read the full article.
It is commonly known that M&A is a good indicator of economic health, as many businesses incorporate this as part of their growth strategy, so it’s good to see that Australian M&A activity has surged recently. Lead mainly by mega deals struck with China, activity reached a record $US367.7 billion, there is further good news as experts expect the record pace to keep up as business confidence builds and access to debt is available.
If you are anything like me, you try to kid yourself that you are a master of multi-tasking. In truth, I am often guilty of being a master of chaotic task hopping which often leaves me frazzled and reduces my efficiency. Despite the fact that I have read on numerous times the downsides of this guilty pleasure, I still have not mastered the art of ‘single-tasking’. This article is a great reminder about the importance of focusing on individual activities and letting go of the desire to constantly check that text message or inbox.
Please see below a link to the third edition of the u&u Directors Report. We are pleased to report market confidence is high leading in to the new financial year, particularly across the contracting markets. Encouragingly, all signs indicate Queensland will enjoy continued employment growth across a wide range of markets this financial year as we head towards the upcoming state election.
Click here to read the third edition of the u&u Directors Report