A wrap of this week

An interesting week on the workplace relations and culture front. Here’s a quick wrap up.

What we’ve been talking about:

People behaving badly (still) and how do we actually calculate sick leave!

On the facebook page – we’ve been talking about when will it matter how you do your job. Not just what you do. When will it matter beyond the numbers and go to impact. Read more about the AMP case, and what it means for culture here.

Beth Robinson writes: “In a significant and common sense decision, the High Court has confirmed paid leave entitlements accrue progressively according to an employees’ ordinary hours of work.

This means that shift work and part time employees’ paid leave entitlements are pro rata against their hours of work. This decision alleviates employer concerns regarding historical underpayments to part time employees following the controversial decisions from the Mondalez case.” Read more about what she has to say here.

What we’ve been reading:

Never Split the Difference – Negotiating as if your life depended on it (Chris Voss)

Ostensibly about negotiating, it’s actually about being a better, more empathetic human. This is an excellent book for anyone who negotiates – for a living, with toddlers or teenagers or the wider world. I would go so far as to say it might make my top ten. Which is saying something.

What we’ve been thinking about:


Following on from Chris’ advice on how to be a better negotiator – it starts with being a better listener. Which means listening, not fixing..  Which is somewhat aligned to last week’s post on listening too…


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Tammy Tansley
I am a coffee loving, energetic human who loves words, bright colours and spots, silly t'shirts and good champagne. Mum to two beautiful mischiefs. Long time wanderer around the world. Author. Blogger. Speaker.

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