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Behind the scenes of a much-loved Christmas tradition
December 27, 2016
The Myer Christmas windows have been delighting generations of children since 1956. For more than 20 years, Myer has partnered with creative director John Kerr and his production company Stage One to create the magical scenes. In 2015, the windows’ theme was based on Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, a book by author Corinne Fenton and illustrator Robin Cowcher that […]
How many people does it take to fight a bushfire?
December 27, 2016
The devastating bushfires that swept through the Blue Mountains towns of Springwood, Winmalee and Yellow Rock in October 2013 prompted the NSW government to declare a state of emergency. The fires burned for more than 10 days, destroyed 203 homes and severely damaged 286 more. The threat of bushfire is a regular feature of life […]
Global leadership: The books and articles you need to read
November 27, 2016
Interested in global leadership? Here are the books and articles you should add to your reading list this month. Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built By Duncan Clark (HarperCollins, $29.99) Alibaba is sometimes compared to Amazon but it is a bit different: it operates as a portal for retailers rather than a seller itself. In the […]
What you need to know about internships in Australia
November 27, 2016
Internships are an increasingly popular pathway taken by university students eager to jump into a job when they graduate. These highly sought-after positions are where Australia’s next generation of skilled workers are shown the ropes by professionals across a range of industries. Communications graduate Cabrini Broderick learned the value of internships after dismal job-hunting results. […]
Surprising statistics about mental health in the workplace: infographic
October 27, 2016
Mental health conditions are more common than many people think. Depression affects one in six, and anxiety one in four, Australians in their lifetime, so if you haven’t experienced mental illness at some point in your life, it’s guaranteed that someone you know has. A 2014 PwC report found that mental health conditions cost Australian […]
Improve your time online: How to be an internet guru
October 27, 2016
The Internet is constantly evolving, offering new opportunities and at times disrupting the economy. But it also poses infinite opportunities to faff about and lose vast amounts of time and money. This guide might help you harness what’s good and avoid some of the potential traps. 1. Choose a browser with more functions Today’s user […]
Would Sweden’s 6-hour Work Day Succeed In Australia?
October 27, 2016
On paper Sweden’s six-hour work day at full pay improves employee engagement, productivity and work-life balance. Kate Jones looks at whether the policy would work in Australia. By Kate Jones If the theory that happier workers are more productive is true, Sweden’s forward-thinking business community could be on to a winner with the six-hour working […]
What you need to know about working overtime
October 27, 2016
Work-life balance is apparently getting worse in Australia, and we work longer hours than ever before. According to research conducted by The Australia Institute, Australians now work millions of hours of unpaid overtime annually, an average of 5.94 hours per week for each full-time worker. That adds up to more than $128 billion worth in […]
We’re living and working longer. But jobs are disappearing.
September 27, 2016
These are the conclusions of London Business School’s Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott in their recently published book The 100-year life. “For every 10 years you live, your life expectancy is growing by two years,” explains Lynda Gratton. While someone born in the 1940s was likely to work for 40 years and live a further […]
The best innovative trends in global leadership right now
September 27, 2016
Technological innovation is accelerating, and putting pressure on businesses to adapt faster, embrace the new, shed the old, disrupt or be disrupted … Blink. Did you miss something? In an exponentially interconnected world, the revolution is constant and it’s nigh on impossible to measure the pace or scope of change. No Ordinary Disruption, the recent book by McKinsey Global Institute’s Richard Dobbs, James […]

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