Category Archives: Work Life Balance

Enter the four-day week

The modern workplace may have been influenced by technology however the primary motivation for experimenting with different working conditions has been to focus on reducing employee costs more than improve productivity. As with any business, cost reduction is important however, more importantly does conditions like working from home, flexible working arrangements and four-day weeks improve…

The Effects of a Genuine Compliment

Have you ever wanted to give someone a genuine compliment; perhaps a stranger on the street or on a train about something they were wearing or something kind you observed them doing, but have stopped yourself for whatever reason and then the moment had passed? In contrast, have you ever felt quietly delighted when a…

Does promising a future of less reliable employment pass the pub test?

The defining question many journalists ask politicians on any campaign trail is; ‘Do your policies pass the pub test?’ If a politician went to any pub in Australia, from inner city Melbourne to the back of Bourke, and they asked the people in that pub, this simple question—would Australian’s prefer reliable or less reliable employment—what…

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