Trust and collaboration are at the heart of any successful organisation and gossip has the potential to ruin both.Most people have been guilty of indulging in a little gossip at some point. However, gossiping can detract from performance and so also productivity. Whether it’s speculating about a co-worker’s questionable fashion choices or the boss’s new girlfriend, every workplace has its fair share of gossip. However, gossip can be incredibly damaging
Is sheer exhaustion affecting your performance and health? According to Australia’s Business Insider, Australia ranks as the second most workaholic country in the world. Statistics in the report indicate that Australians work nearly 1690 hours each year with only 47% taking all their annual leave holidays. Working too much, staying back for excess overtime and always eating lunch at your desk are usually precursors to experiencing fatigue. While it’s
Are Workplace Conflicts Causing Tension and Impacting Productivity? Professional Mediation can Help Resolve Stressful Situations
Every employer strives to create and nurture a healthy environment that encourages employees to work at their best. However, the mix of different personalities, clashing egos and dysfunctional relationships often result in acrimonious disagreements. While healthy differences of opinions can result in exchange of ideas and innovation, persistent conflict can detract from productivity and employee wellbeing. Daily conflicts and disagreements are usually minor and people get past those very easily.