Leadership

Why Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ management style sucks

- November 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

As a case study in how to implement organisational change, Elon Musk’s actions at Twitter will go down as the gold standard in what not to do. Among other things, the evidence shows successful organisational change requires: a clear, compelling vision that is communicated effectively; employee participation; and fairness in the way change is implemented.… Read more »

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Business strategy

Why startups are cruising for a bruising if they ignore privacy and security

- November 21, 2022 3 MIN READ

The spate of global and local data leaks – privacy breaches that affected millions of Australian consumers and thousands of Australian businesses – have much to teach the corporate world: that business growth should not come at the expense of customer privacy. These incidents tend to occur because many companies operate business models that collect,… Read more »

Business strategy

Bot’s up Doc? How an AI-generated tweet made me think deeply about how the worst VC could be the best one for you

- November 9, 2022 6 MIN READ

This is gold, I would read this blog post pic.twitter.com/vdPbq7n6YW — Jarrad (Moose) Lawrence (@JarradLawrence) November 3, 2022 I was playing around with a new AI that attempts to tweet like the author (you can try it out here) and Moose Lawrence posted this example, meant to be something that I’d be likely to tweet.… Read more »

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Future of work

A new report into flexible work shows employees are doing their bit, but employers need to step up to ensure their wellbeing

- November 8, 2022 3 MIN READ

More than a third of Australian knowledge industry workers are putting in extra time into their job outside of office hours, predominantly due to additional workload, but also because around 1-in-6 bosses have asked them to. A new report, Reset, Restore, Reframe – Enabling Wellbeing through Flexible Working, from Swinburne Edge and Deloitte, reveals that… Read more »

Future of work

Report: The IT sector leans too heavily on uni degrees and needs to loosen up, says ACS

- October 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Australian employers could resolve ICT skills shortages by winding back their expectations that candidates have university degrees, according to an extensive ACS analysis that found there are more jobs posted in ICT than any other profession except healthcare. ICT job postings increased by 14% between 2016 and 2021 and have outpaced the overall employment market… Read more »

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People

How to recruit the best talent for your startup

- October 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Albanese government promisingly used the recent Jobs and Skills Summit to commit to tackling the job and talent crisis head on. One aspect of this included offering 6,800 extra permanent migration places for tech sector workers as a part of a promised 20% increase to this year’s permanent migration intake overall. This is excellent… Read more »