The workplace can give rise to countless situations in which the best way forward might be to engage in a difficult conversation. Perhaps an employee is falling short of their performance targets. It could be that you need to respond to complaints or grievances.
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of goals: learning how to set and pursue effective ones can leader to greater motivation, satisfaction, and achievement. In fact, it’s been said that the difference between the best and the rest comes down to this: those who are preeminent in their fields have a clear sense of direction, the perseverance required to overcome unexpected challenges, and a strong sense of how their present actions will get them where they want to be in the future.
It’s no surprise that Australians love the internet—but it may still shock you to learn just how central to our day-to-day lives it has become. Research completed in 2018 by We Are Social found that Australians now spend more time online than ever before, clocking an average of nearly six hours each day accessing the internet on tablets, phones and computers.
As the old saying would have it, a team is only ever as strong as its weakest player. Accordingly, your business will only grow into something greater than the sum of its parts, if those parts are chosen with great care and looked after in a way that encourages optimal performance.
Dealing with excessive heat is a fact of life for many workers – especially in Western Australia where hot workplaces are commonplace. And with summer approaching, it is even more important workers are aware of the pitfalls of working in hot conditions.
Working at heights poses numerous dangers, and is responsible for many serious and fatal injuries every year. In WA, many workers are exposed to heights every day, whether working from ladders, scaffolds and platforms, on roofs, over tanks and pits, or on vehicles or trailers.
Good Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) procedures are a vital component of any workplace. If carried out incorrectly, this practice can be fraught with danger and possible hazards. Many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces with incredibly, an estimated 60 per cent of these fatalities occurring among the would-be rescuers!
A confined space can be more hazardous than regular work spaces for many reasons.