Do you know what it means to work ON your business rather than IN your business? So often we meet business owners who say they are working harder than ever before – doing quotes, working on site, managing people… and yet they can’t understand why their business isn’t growing.
Aside from the Wall Street Journal coining this phrase back in 1986 to describe the issues surrounding women trying to climb the corporate ladder(1), the “glass ceiling” has been used in business to describe not only the struggles of women during the late 1980s and beyond, but the struggles of many other business people who are seeking to climb or
When people talk about what’s holding them back in a business what tops that list is cash flow. Lack of it. Speed of it. Amount of it. And that could all be very true. However there are many areas outside of cashflow that is holding a business back. It could be a lack of team motivation, the inability to act
Businesses which run without its owner have two distinctive qualities. The first one is that there are proper systems and structures in place and the second is that it’s people are also provided with those same structures, with the added bonus of being the business’ greatest asset. A terrific example is from the Virgin empire, whose very foundations have always
How do the leading businesses create great company cultures that foster high levels of teamwork and peak performance? And how can we create the same levels within our own environments? When approaching these questions we tend to reflect on our personal business relationships, how we worked those out, where we fit into a team in the past (or didn’t fit
Wallflowers. Party Animals. Party Organiser. Blenders. You probably know which one of these might be you and we’ve seen many variations of these themes in our lives, but can we really spot similar groupings in other environments? It’s harder to identify homogeneous behaviours in groups of people because people generally behave differently at parties as they would in other situations.
When we have a job to do and we experience people who we perceive are interrupting us, slowing us down, diverting our attention or just plain getting in the way of what we set out to achieve, it can prove to be frustrating and unproductive use of our time. Finding out how to motivate and discipline ourselves so that we
When there is a role vacancy in business we often go on autopilot. We write a short outline of what’s involved and start advertising it across various job seeking outlets, receive resumes (sometimes over a hundred!) and then try and sift through all the paperwork to invite the lucky few for a face-to-face interview. The quality of the applicant depends
Employment Contracts Staff Entitlements Core Agreement Information All staff that are employed in any organisational size are covered by the basic rights set out in the Australian Fair Work Act 20091 in the National Employment Standards (NES). There are a number of entitlements all staff are given by the NES. The casual employees base set of entitlements are: (i) unpaid
Check out all the events and workshops held at the Action Victoria Training Centre, Burwood East, Victoria.
Get a comprehensive report on your business based on this simple questionnaire. Assess the health of your business and target those much needed areas for improvement.