How do you develop a good relationship with your American inside sales team for growth? Why does your Australian developer have difficulties in managing her Pakistani development team? Is there a better way of negotiating terms with your Taiwanese quality assurance supervisor? A common topic of conversation I’ve had with startup founders recently has been… Read more »
As the founder of more than a dozen businesses over 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of bringing together, and then working with, some of the world’s most talented people. Both as a founder and leader, you have a wonderful and enormous responsibility to shape a work environment where those people can flourish. Creating something… Read more »
From psychological thrillers to true crime stories, people who depart from social norms can be deeply fascinating. Psychopaths most of all. Working with or for a psychopath, however, is less fun. The research generally agrees about 1% of the population is psychopathic. This means they fail to develop the normal range of emotions, lack empathy… Read more »
Working from home isn’t a new phenomenon, but COVID-19 has dissolved the concept of the traditional office forever. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey data, almost half of all Australians working over the last month have done so from home, and more will continue to do so as states such as Victoria go… Read more »
It’s a challenging time. COVID-19 has forced significant changes. People are working remotely and businesses are scrambling to keep their doors open. It happened in the blink of an eye and most people were caught unprepared. What has this taught you about the culture of your business? Culture is the glue that holds everything together.… Read more »
Movie nights, wine club, cooking lessons and meditation apps: how Canva builds an amazing remote culture for its teams
The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world. As a result, many companies are shifting to remote work environments and navigating uncharted waters in the midst of a globally unprecedented situation. At Canva, all employees are now working from home as a precautionary measure to #stopthespread. Our priority throughout this change has been… Read more »
These are strange times we live in. The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new reality for all of us, with businesses reeling most from the impact and introducing significant changes. Many workforces across the world have turned to remote working, as travel restrictions and work-from-home directives are now widespread and mandated. Airwallex’s China office… Read more »
Global design startup Canva is making International Women’s Day with a series of initiatives supporting women working for the company. While the tech unicorn has committed to creating more gender-balanced tech teams and increasing female representation in engineering, one of the biggest stresses parents face during school holidays is also being addressed, with a complimentary… Read more »
It’s hard to keep up with the number of important days we have in Australia. In March alone, there’s International Women’s Day, Earth Hour, World Water Day and Harmony Day to name a few. Amid this flurry of events, all with their own important messages, there’s one day that often flies under the radar in… Read more »
Melbourne unicorn Culture Amp, the workplace HR and employee engagement startup has made a key hire to drive its own workplace vibe and apps, luring Atlassian’s long-term global head of diversity and belonging, Aubrey Blanche, to join the business. Blanche signs on as Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact after six years… Read more »
Workplace HR startup Culture Amp is making the diversity and inclusion segment of its platform available for free in a push to make both goals more achievable for more companies and employees. The Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit helps companies to collect feedback from employees, better understand the voices inside the organisation and empower a… Read more »
Challenging behaviours in the workplace come in many forms. If not managed correctly, they can become a workplace hazard and impact on productivity.
In a Medium post on October 1st, BigCommerce cofounder Mitchell Harper announced that he and his cofounder had stepped away from daily-active roles within the business they created together after hiring a good CEO. The pair will remain on the company’s board.
A report from The Forum Corporation has found that employees aren’t as engaged and accountable as they should be, with just 18 per cent of business leaders and managers surveyed reporting they saw the highest level of accountability in their organisation.