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As Organisational Development Specialists, we understand the practical and commercial challenges facing your business. As Psychologists, we keep informed of the latest empirical research. And that means we’re ideally placed to share insights into achieving outstanding business outcomes.

  1. PeopleScape

    16 May. 2018

    Tuesday Tip: Leading for Performance And Wellbeing

    If you want to create a culture that is thriving and flourishing, you need to work on both Leadership AND Wellbeing together. Since the Global Financial Crisis, there has been a steady increase in stress, bullying and harassment claims in Australia and New Zealand. Leaders and Managers have been tasked with driving productivity and performance which is…

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  2. 3 May. 2018

    Narrative: a story for change

    A Counsultant’s journey into the use of narrative techniques: I had an experience many years ago that was life-changing – in the moment and to this day. At the time I was an organisational psychologist loving the work that I was doing. My clients were diverse and I had worked with many for years supporting…

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  3. 30 Apr. 2018

    The power of stories: new ways to address cultural change

    An article about the power of narratives and stories should start with a story. So please meet Sarah*. Sarah recently started a new job with a new employer. She enjoyed the work and was performing well, but went home each day and cried, unbeknownst to her co-workers. Although everyone had been very supportive helping Sarah…

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  4. 24 Apr. 2018

    Tuesday Tip: Whole Brain Thinking

    Today’s tip is about being aware of your own thinking preferences and taking a more whole brain approach to the way we work. Whole Brain Thinking is a framework which provides a lens for improved understanding and insight. It acknowledges that different tasks require different mental processes, and different people prefer different kinds of thinking….

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  5. 12 Apr. 2018

    Working with people; not against them

    Assertiveness is not necessarily easy, but it is a skill that can be learned. Developing your assertiveness starts with a good understanding of who you are and a belief in the value you bring. When you have that, you have the basis of self-confidence. When you act assertively you act fairly and with empathy. The power…

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  6. Competency Framework

    5 Apr. 2018

    Has your organisation got the key ingredient to integrate your people strategy?

    The modern HR function is characterised by being “everything” to everyone; and, the implication can be spreading HR too thin with multiple initiatives across the employee life-cycle. Staying coherent and impactful while offering a comprehensive people strategy can be challenging to coordinate. Competency frameworks (also referred to as capability frameworks) can create synergies in HR…

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