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Technology and the future of work

Rapid advances in technology are making inroads in the workplace. What will this mean for the future of work? Economists, Adrian Peralta and Agustin Roitman share their insights. Many feel anxious about the impact of new technology on their jobs. This is not new. In fact, it dates back at least to the Luddites movement at the outset of […]

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15 habits to power your productivity

Productivity lists rarely come up with anything new, this one is no different but it’s a good list – practical and easy to follow, and a good list never goes to waste! Habit 1: Use the 80/20 rule The 80/20 rule suggests that 80 percent of our output comes from only 20 percent of our input. […]

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What it really means to be a strategic thinker

Strategic thinking feels like a vague, ungraspable buzzword business-types throw out to sound important. The truth: it’s literally child’s play. Dorie Clark explains in her LinkedIn Learning course, Strategic Thinking. When we are young, we question everything. Our favorite word when we are 2-years-old – why. And then, society smashes that out of us. “We spend a lot of our […]

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The jobs of 2027

In 10 years jobs we’re familiar with now will change as new technologies impact on how we work. Professionals like nurses, architects, artists and farmers will all need new skillsets to keep up with the technological revolution Over the next decade, the way we do our jobs will change dramatically. The impact of new and […]

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Stop trying to fix women — fix the system

The reasons for women’s under-representation in many senior roles across society is frequently debated, with some emphasising systemic barriers to advancement, while others argue it’s about the choices made by individuals. After reviewing international research and speaking to stakeholders close to the ground, the Victorian branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia came to some “very clear […]

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Public servants complaining to the media: ‘un-Australian’ or valid last resort?

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett says it is “un-Australian” for public servants to complain to the media about how their department is being managed. His Health Minister Kim Hames calls it “highly disappointing and inappropriate” — even if the public servants in question are medical doctors who say their professional input was being ignored and […]

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Insurers get practical about becoming customer centric

While insurance CEOs are well aware that their organization’s survival depends on their ability to reorient their business around the customer, few feel they have made the necessary progress towards becoming truly customer centric, according to KPMG’s 2017 CEO Outlook. A great deal of money, time and effort has been invested into various transformation initiatives and […]

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How tech is personalizing the event experience

In today’s smartphone-centric world, we expect our experience of the world to be personalized. And your events should meet that expectation. A one-size-fits-all approach to your event won’t help you stand out in this experience-driven economy. With 9 out of 10 millennials having attended at least one event in the last year, you have to craft a truly […]