Last month, Jeff Kennett, the Beyondblue chairman called for performance bonuses of chief executives to be partially tied to the mental wellbeing of their employees, a proposal supported by the Business Council of Australia. Kennett’s proposal to make business leaders accountable for shaping mentally healthy workplaces has been reported as radical by some sections of
Have you ever booked a hotel online only to show up and find out that it wasn’t really what you expected? Your perception didn’t really match the reality? Those gorgeous photos on the Internet tuned out to be completely false and that delicious sounding continental breakfast was really just instant coffee and bland, white toast.
This week marks Mitchell Services 1st birthday. Mitchell Services is a start up business; partnering with organisations to cultivate diverse, inclusive and well workplaces. This is what we’ve achieved in under 12 months! 15 new clients* 1 corporate wellness assessment 3 diversity strategies* 7 inclusive leadership workshops* 115 mindfulness/ yoga sessions 1 HR strategy 15
Most people are generally optimistic about things that have turned out well for them in the past, or about things that have good associations for them. People can be optimistic about their lives and yet pessimistic about external world events. Optimism and pessimism can co-exist in individuals. I consider myself an optimist, but I
I recently had the opportunity to chair a significant leadership conference, and after the event, was keen to get feedback on my speaking performance. Out of all the positive comments from participants, there was just 1 negative comment which was quite harsh. For days, all I could think about was this 1 comment. It crowded
The week from the 18th to 22nd of November 2013 is National Telework Week. Its broad purpose is to encourage Australians to adopt anywhere working — co-working in an office hub, working from home or a hybrid approach. Research commissioned by Deloitte Access Economics states the benefits of teleworking to improve work/life balance, maximise productivity,