How Digitalization will transform the post-COVID-19 Workplace

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Digitalization is the process by which digital technologies and digitized data are utilized to get work done. It is reliant on the process of digitization, where analog is converted to digital. 

This article will explore how the acceleration of the importance of digital technologies will impact your workplace, producing opportunities to take advantage of it to deal with your sustainability needs. 

The Coronavirus crisis has brought into stark relief the importance for companies of digital technologies. With people working from home, it is only through these that work connections are being maintained. 

Even companies that used to be “digitally lazy” have now been forced to step up their digital game be it by using video conferencing, document sharing, Slack, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom.  

Whether they were previously engaging in these practices or not, businesses across all industries have had to adopt digital technologies to keep their operations running.…

How Collective Responsibility is the answer to our Sustainability Needs

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Today, as responsible citizens we are all engaging in collective responsibility practices to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. 

Be it working from home, limiting our social interactions or washing our hands, we are all taking steps to protect ourselves and our fellow community members.

In the same way as engaging in collective responsibility practices is crucial for curtailing the spread of the coronavirus, we need to take collective action to address our sustainability needs.

Challenges for Sustainability

Climate and Sustainability advocacy are seemingly in a precarious position in the wake of the corona pandemic. No sooner as climate and sustainability action began to take hold in businesses decision-making, the global crisis has dealt a significant blow to its standing.…

Team-Building – How to Use it to Maximize the Sustainability Efforts

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Developments in Team-Building

In just a short amount of time, team-building activities have become an integral and ever-present part of companies activities. This has been brought about due to a number of factors, most obviously the increased awareness of the importance of workforce happiness for success.

Businesses have begun to move away from the traditional competitive and volatile work environment. Rather, it is increasingly recognized that atmospheres which emphasize collaboration and cooperation are more productive. 

To illustrate this, a study made by the University of Warwick, resulted in findings that higher happiness results in a 12% increase in employee activity.

Action Learning – the How, What and What for

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Finding answers to your company’s challenges can often be an imprecise and labour intensive process. Deciding on the best decision-making process can be challenging and stressful. This often leads to you being more confused than when you first started. This is where action learning comes in.

Many techniques or theories claim to produce the miracle cure for your company, giving the management and organizational techniques to increase productivity in your workplace. 

In today’s market, it is more important than ever that businesses are able to outmaneuver and learn smarter than their competitors. In this way, they can be at the forefront of innovation, rather than lagging behind. 

What makes Action Learning stand out, is that it is one of the few to take the initiative of empowering your workers to work collaboratively to produce their results.…

The 4 Steps to Accelerating your Sustainability Strategy

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There is no doubt that with the current Corona pandemic, businesses are taking a major hit.  

This is an extremely unstable and constantly evolving problem. Situations like the current one do not care for well thought out and developed business plans, and result in strategies being rendered quickly dated and difficult to follow through on.

This is especially true for sustainability strategies. Similarly to the Australian bushfires, which was a crisis for the environment and for sustainability, it can take time for businesses to readjust and work to achieve the targets that they had previously set for themselves. 

We do not know when this health crisis will end, or what shape businesses will be in when it does.…

Why Transparency and Inclusivity are the keys to Successful Leadership

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What is a successful leader?

It can be difficult to define in words exactly what makes a good leader. Like some things, you know it when you see it as much as you notice the absence of good leadership when it is missing. Successful leadership is about driving and fulfilling a vision. It takes action and is capable of inspiring others to work towards and achieve the same goals that the leader envisions.

Productive and efficient leadership can be about so much more than directing the workflow traffic where those below are subservient to the demands of those above, but rather can benefit from maximizing the potential of all team members involved.  A successful leader is able to bring together the different skills and perspectives of a team and encourage them to identify and work towards their shared goals

The damaging effects of poor leadership

In the same way as most people can point to times that they were inspired and driven by strong leadership,  we all have at some point experienced working with a leader with the opposite traits, and the negative effects this can have on our own performance.…