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How many of your employees are thriving?

Reporting % of thriving employees will soon become a requirement for all companies – just like reporting absenteeism & incidents. In measuring 'thrive' we are measuring health and well-being - something which has been easily ignored pre CoVid-19. Today's workplace needs to focus on the humanity of their business - personal and professional live...

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Wobbles are OK!

React, Regress, Recover It’s now June, 3 months since CoVid-19 hit us hard, and most of you have met the challenge with crisis management #101 – it’s what we all do well. However, if we look to the coming months, the following is the path we’ve taken and that which we should expect: React, Regress, Recover As is problematic with highly drive...

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It’s SO Consistent How Different We Behave

I love the 'unknown'. I thrive in working out "what's next"; however, one of my team nearly breaks out in boils if asked to "just wing it". She thrives with a step-by-step procedure & a weekly plan or her head is filled with white noise and she slowly melts-down. . . . Sound familiar?? What you will have noticed within the CoVid-19 macro-environm...

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Help! What happened to my workplace??

Redundancies, terminations, stand-downs, lay-offs, mandatory leave . . . . what a workplace shit-storm! We have had numerous requests in regards to how to maintain, strengthen, or re-create the workplace culture businesses had previously after such significant changes have taken place. All levels within business are affected and have suffered ei...

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Extroverts in Isolation - Help, We Are NOT OK!

As my introverted friends ecstatically prepare for ‘lock-down’ discussing jigsaw puzzles, books, solo projects, and . . . . nothingness (????) I’m loudly (extrovertedly) hyperventilating into a brown paper bag. What do you mean “it’s ok not to see anyone for 3 months days” – I will be rocking back and forth in a corner after 3 days! What do you mean ...

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Your MBTI Personality Type, Working From Home

For us extroverts the reality of living in an introverted world thanks to CoVid 19 is enough to give us heart palpitations. No more parties, gatherings of 20-50, noise, loud banter, or endless talking over the top of each of my extroverted colleagues! Understanding my MBTI personality type has allowed me to navigate this shit-show with greater awareness of ...

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Managing An At-Home Team - Realistically

As the workforce moves to at-home (remote) teams, its important to create connections, community and demonstrate / model kindness. Don't let your team feel isolated when we have so many technology & socialisation skills to create the best 'community consciousness' for our teams. Be Human – now more than ever, we need to practi...

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Don't Blink! - What You CAN Control today...

Without a timeline to guide us on the the CoronaVirus situation we need to rely on a strong leadership skillset to navigate us through the coming months. When I use the term ‘leadership’ I refer to your ability to positively influence those around you. We all need to step-up in our awareness & practice of self-leadership in order to help others. ...

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Do you have a HR & Financial Strategy?

sup { font-size: 100% !important; } Do you have a HR & Financial Strategy? SWOT, Assess & Think Outside the Box! Be Agile! Have you applied lateral thinking, considered your options, identified the very real challenges and discovered the potential opportunities? Your Team Be open with your team! C...

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Motivating & Healthy Workplace Environments

A healthy, enjoyable work environment creates a healthy, productive business. Make work more enjoyable, more rewarding and less stressful by sticking to ‘The New York Manifesto’. Presume permission – assume the permission to be flexible; people do their best work in different ways and at different times of the day...

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It's the Manager!

It’s the Manager! Managers have a huge impact on business outcomes -- they influence at least 70% of your employees' engagement. Teams with talented managers can realize a 48% increase in profitability, a 22% increase in productivity and a 30% increase in employee engagement scores (Gallup, 2018). Majority of employees state the quality of the...

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Performance Reviews Vs Coaching Conversations

Performance Reviews Vs Coaching Conversations Performance Reviews can be archaic, negative events measuring past performances and providing opinion-based metrics that do not inspire or motivate. In fact, they stress some people out, and others are just bored with the tick-and-flick process. To put it simply they are often one-directional (manage...

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Who cares?

Workplace Culture – who cares??? If values are about the 'what & why' of an organization, then culture is the 'how' -- the way in which those values are actioned daily. Workplace culture simply means “how we do things around here.” Culture is key to unlocking a business’s greatest potential , yet managers often struggle to identify a...

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101 Business

101 Business Practices Know Your Numbers! It's vital to the sustainability of your business. Financial Health Check! Facilitated by a Chartered Accountant. Cash flow projections, Report reading, Balance sheets, Budgets – Improve them all! This is an interactive Financial Health Check with a Chartered Accountant. • How to read P&Ls • How to ...

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Think Tanks

Think Tank - brainstorm with like-minded business owners Up for discussion - Workflow Automation, Exit & Succession Planning, HR Advice, Financial / Business Projections, Increasing Productivity, Risk Management, Resilience, Diversifying .......... Shiift is offering a fantastic monthly forum for groups of like-minded business owners to b...

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Reduce Email STRESS!!

Communication is not simple, and communication, when we are not face to face with our audience, it's fraught with danger through ambiguous messages and meanings. Enjoy our tips for reducing email stress: Send fewer emails – the more you send the more you receive, and that’s stressful – for you and everyone else. Respond quickly – tr...

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Hats off to the tradies!

Tradies – I love them! Honest, hard-working guys and girls who are head-down, bum-up knee-deep in physical work every day. Being so hands-on busy means little time for personal development and little, if any, exposure to personality types and the MBTI. Every personality workshop with trades-persons is a fantastic experience – for us and for them. Cracki...

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Excellent customer service creates loyal customers - for life!

Customers who are willing to refer your business to friends, family, colleagues – anyone who will listen. Providing this type of excellent customer service starts with a genuine desire to ‘delight’ your customers, but you also have to think beyond just the transaction. You need to consider the cumulative experience your customers have ...

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think...explore...become

think...explore...become In this highly competitive marketplace, a strong company structure & workplace culture are key to high employee engagement, increased productivity, consistent customer satisfaction - and, ultimately, increases your business’s financial health. Shiift provides mentoring for businesses in the growth phase to better...

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Work-life balance... is there such a thing?

Creating the workspace where we all want to be . . . We spend all week with the same group of people, fulfilling the same set of duties, something's bound to start getting on your nerves. Why do co-worker's tick us off, why do some people's communication drive us crazy? Learning how to handle different personalities i...

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