Flexible Work: The New Normal Or A Temporary Measure?

The number one question I hear from business leaders and people managers at the moment is “What do we need to be thinking about for a return to [normal] work”. Clearly there’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer! What and where will we even be returning to work? Language is a powerful thing. Some people refer to what we’re doing …

Staying Connected

The world is currently in a perculiar position. We are amidst a global health epidemic, being asked to self isolate, practice social distancing and disengage from our normal lifestyle for an uncertain period of time. We are also being asked to continue to work, but possibly in a way that many of us are not used to. At times, it …

The Culture Of Burn-Out In Business.

Following revelations late last year of overwork in the legal profession during the Banking Royal Commission, the floodgates have opened on this topic.  The discussion that has ensued is a difficult but important one: how can we adopt a more sustainable approach to ‘productivity’ in the corporate world? 

Workplace flexibility: Are There Jobs That Can’t Be Worked Flexibly?

A-HA recently ran a session with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and a group of employers on how flexibility  is applied to your typical ‘inflexible’ jobs that have client, time and location demands such as construction, sales and shift work. The common challenge that many of the participating organisations faced was shifting the overall mindset, perceptions and culture in the …

The Rapidly Changing  Workforce

It’s exciting to realise that the face of business — especially small business — is rapidly changing to reflect the evolving social, economic and global context that we live in. Rather than be afraid of the change, SME’s can embrace the opportunities that come with evolution. Small businesses are no longer just the corner stores and restaurants. Small businesses have evolved …

3 Steps To Conquer Self Doubt After A Career Break

There are moments in life when you can really question yourself and your decisions. The self-doubt ‘monster’ starts creeping up and tapping you on your shoulder. It’s usually when you need to take a leap into the unknown without having all the answers. I have returned to work this month after a six month career break, but what does a …

Making Flexibility Work

Flexible work arrangements usually make you think of policies and processes which enable flexibility at work. Imagine a workplace where flexible work arrangements are based on trust. Trust between an individual and the organisation that both are looking out for each others collective interests. A culture of workplace flexibility based on trust is exactly what we discovered when we interviewed Marque Lawyers as …