CULTURE, CHANGE AND LEADERSHIP

Articles from Tammy Tansley
Human Nature - Sunday Times and Perth Now Weekly Column
Tammy Tansley and Jaine Edge profile

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Tammy Tansley and Jaine Edge are profiled for their new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature.

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 1 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at female/male sexual harassment, and employers asking too much of their employees.

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 2 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at Mondayitis and whether a boss can arbitrarily reduce pay.

Retirement Planning

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 3 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at Retirement Planning.

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 4 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at what to do if you become too close to the people at work.

Week 5 of our Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 5 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at what to do if your boss wants to fire you!

Week 6 of the Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 6 of our column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. this week we look at the role of the boss and deal with some contractual issues.

Week7 of the Sunday Times

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 7 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at a boss who is taking too much leave and some contractual issues.

Week 8 of our Sunday Times Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 8 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at a vague employment contract and some small business issues.

Week 9 of our Sunday Times column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 9 of our new weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at unfair dismissal for small business.

Week 10 of our Sunday Time Column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 10 of our weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at gender balance and some small business questions.

Week 11 of our Sunday Times column

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 11 of our weekly column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. This week we look at what to do if your boss is sharing confidential information.

Sunday Times Column – Human Nature

Week 12 of our column in the Sunday Times; Human Nature. this week we look at unfair dismissal, junior rate of pay, and whether you can fire someone because their attitude sucks!

Articles on Building Great Careers

5 Steps to Dealing with Female Competitiveness at Work published in “SchoolHours.Com.Au”

Check out this great infographic with tips on how to deal with the issue  Read More

Do You Want A Career or a Job?—  Part 3 published in “WorkHer”

Finding balance between work and your personal life  Read More

Do You Want A Career or a Job?—  Part 2. Published in “WorkHer”

Some tips for crafting your career  Read More

Do You Want A Career or a Job?—  Part 1. Published in “WorkHer”

Do you want a career or a job? And what’s the difference?  Read More

It is Lonely at the Top published in “Behind Closed Doors”

It can be lonely at the top. There are more pressures than ever, and fewer people than ever to truly talk to and trust.  Read More

Dreading Going Back to Work Tomorrow? published by Kelly Exeter

If you are dreading returning to work after a break, read on for some tips on how to reframe the dread.  Read More

Articles on Negotiation and Enterprise Bargaining
Enterprise Bargaining - Why All the Fuss?

Enterprise Bargaining – why all the fuss published in “Squire Patton Boggs Newsletter”

A well planned approach to enterprise bargaining can make all the difference.Read More

HRD article

EA Negotiation in Focus published in “HR Director”

Negotiating a new enterprise agreement is one of the most technically challenging tasks for HR professionals. Read on for tips. Read More

Articles on Productivity and Performance

Six Simple Steps for Managing Your Biggest Business Problems published in “Flying Solo”

When the going gets tough in your business – and it will – how do you find the energy for creative problem solving? I have a six step process that is both easy and free. Read More

Five Easy Steps for Beating Procrastination published in “Flying Solo”

Do you let inertia or procrastination stop you from working on the things you know you should be working on? I have some easy to implement ideas on how to get moving again. Read More

Is there any value in a freebie? Published in “Flying Solo”

You’ve likely been approached by people who want what you have, but aren’t prepared to pay for it. Say yes and all of a sudden you run the risk of giving away more than you’re selling. Read More

Can a Bullet Journal really soothe stress? Published in “Coach”

Bullet Journals or BUJO are having a serious moment amongst the uber organised. Read More

How’s your mental health? Published in “The West Australian”

Some ideas on improving your mental health, including information on the Mental Health Check In. Read More

Articles on Leadership

Managing the Middle published in “HC Online”

Performance management traditionally focuses on the high-flyers or those at the other end of the spectrum, but studies show re-thinking the system can help businesses in the long run. Read More

The Angry Employee published in “HC Online”

Every workplace has at least one of these – an employee that seems perpetually angry.  Even though many times this anger is not as a result of anything an employer may have done, it is often the employer that has to pick up the pieces. Read More

Performance Management – An Alternative View – published in “iHR Australia”

With the growth of adverse action and other claims under the new legislation, effective performance management continues to be seen as an effective measure to help protect employers.
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Good people managed well makes for good business – published in “ACCI”

How to find and lead good people.
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Articles on Cultural Change, Engagement and Communication

Introducing Changes in the Workplace (successfully!) published in “HC Online”

Change management has become somewhat of a buzz-word in recent times, but introducing changes to the workplace successfully remains one of the big (and expensive) challenges for organizations. Read More

Symbols in Cultural Change published in “HC Online”

The starting point for any cultural change should be to look at present culture – the good, the bad and indifferent. Symbols can tell you a lot about the workplace. Read more

Engagement for the long haul published in “Human Capital Magazine”

If workplace engagement can be defined as a ‘persistent state of work fulfilment’, how to continue to engage employees beyond that first flush of enthusiasm is a perennial issue for employers. Read More

Combatting negative bias in email communication published in “HC Online”

Communicating solely via emails, texts or online communication? What impact is this having on our ability to get unambiguous messages across? Tammy Tansley suggests social neuroscience may provide some insights. Read More

Articles on Workplace Diversity and Equity including Flexible Working

Are things really getting any better? Published in “HC Online”

Tammy Tansley asks when employers will get a bit smarter and stop viewing everyone through the ‘working full time = working hard = organisation commitment’ lens? Read More

Why does flexible working not feel that flexible? Published in “School Hours”

Why does flexible working not feel that flexible? Read More

The Uber Economy? Channel 9 Afternoon News”

Is the uber or gig economy really that flexible? Read More

"How to" Articles

Mediation – How can it help? Published in “iHR Australia”

We live in an increasing litigious society – where one of the first responses to an issue or incident is to sue the other party. This attitude is sometimes aided by changes to legislation such as the new General Protection and Adverse Action provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 that provide individuals with enhanced access to tribunals and courts. Read more

Absenteeism – a different approach? Published in “People Management”

A different approach to absenteeism based on the work done by Royal Mail in the UK. Read more

Redundancy – A Dual Approach published in “iHR Australia”

Redundancy – it’s a tricky subject – it’s filled with legal ‘ifs and buts’, not to mention the impact on the affected employees. This is an area where it pays to have a dual approach.
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Articles on Workplace Legislation

Adverse Action Provisions: A ‘Sleeping Giant’ of the Fair Work Act (FWA) published in “iHR Australia”

One of the ‘sleeping giants’ of the Fair Work Act are the provisions relating to adverse action. Recent case law decisions have started to provide a much fuller sense of the impact of these provisions on employers.
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Articles on Human Resources

The Incompetent HR Manager published in “HC Online”

With the ever-increasing trend for the HR Business Partner who can be all things to their business, HR practitioners are increasingly being called upon to make decisions around complex workplace relations issues, tactics and strategies. Tammy Tansley asks if they are up to the task. Read more

The HR Business Partner published by the CIPD

A white paper from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on the business of business partnering. Read more