See KDK Bulletin, 24 August 2017: Six bosses who drive their staff crazy, Pitcher Partners on new ‘Netflix’ law in place, the Government charity regulator warns charities about crowdfunding rules, and Deloitte on the benefits of Chinese investment in Australia. This week’s matter of opinion is from Hays on the three ways we can better support women in the workplace.
Personally, I consider equality a basic human right, and as an economist I feel it’s such a waste that talented women are not being given the opportunities that reflect their abilities. We can’t afford to exclude these women anymore – something needs to be done and at a much faster rate.
There’s a popular saying that people join organisations and leave managers. Whether or not you believe this to be true, if you’re becoming any of the following bosses you could be motivating your employees to look for a new job elsewhere.
After all, you are the ‘voice’ of the organisation they hear from most. It’s up to you to motivate and engage your team to achieve its strategic goals. This is a lot harder if you’re driving your staff away in any of the following ways.
A few weeks ago, I met with a top investment banker for the technology industry; I wanted to learn about alternative ways to raise capital, to perhaps bring in more women investors to Ellevest. While crowd-funding is making strides, he said, the truth is that the venture capital business is “not broken,” and so the need for an alternative model isn’t really there. Really??
See KDK Bulletin 17 August 2017 for Deloitte on employee engagement, China tightens investment regulations by KPMG, Grattan Institute says there is a failure of reform, and how the Finkel Review will affect operators of renewables. A matter of opinion is by Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women.
According to Bersin by Deloitte, “employee engagement (by 2016) has become the top issue on the minds of business leaders, directing us to an entirely new model of management”.
See KDK Bulletin, 10 August 2017: 10 August 2017: From collegiate to collaborative, EY on closing the gender gap in retail, affordable housing for older Australian and Deloitte on Australia’s economic report card. This week’s opinion is on how do you battle work stress and burnout?
If you are George Costanza [for those of you old enough to remember Seinfeld] — you might have the time to slip under your desk for a nap in your customized sleep space. However, if you work in an office environment, it’s safe to say that an afternoon nap will not become part of your workday protocol.
With increasing competition from freelancers, boutiques and solo specialists, most professional service firms are realising that their primary source of competitive advantage is the ‘collective’. By winning and delivering together, they can offer things the one-person bands can’t. The edge is not from economies of scale, but rather in more holistic advice and lower client transactions cost. The value proposition is not cross-selling but integrated cross-practice problem-solving.
See KDK Bulletin 3 August 2017 for why investors care about culture from Zillow Group, Dentons on disclosure obligation for office owners, Minter Ellison on dealing with emerging contaminants , and where have all the shop assistants gone from Strategyand. A matter of opinion is by the ANZ on housing: boom or doom. This week’s expert is Alison Sheridan from Grant Thornton.