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Why team building is for dummies

Why team building is for dummies

How to promote effective collaboration in community services Team building.  *Sigh* For most people, the very words ‘team building’ will conjure up images of falling backwards onto a pile of semi-acquaintances, hoping that these unsuspecting, and generally unwilling, participants will actually catch you before an accidental fart slips out. Not exactly everyone’s idea of a… Continue Reading

How to (re)establish your workplace communication culture and win people to a cause:

How to (re)establish your workplace communication culture and win people to a cause:

Three simple ways to get your team onside again. Do you employ people in community services? If so, do you also find it interesting that in such a people-focussed industry, communication culture is often not functioning at the level it could be? It’s ironic, but people working in areas where client communication skills are at… Continue Reading

An Open Letter

An Open Letter

To the Community Services workers of Australia To the carers, the support services, youth workers, disability workers, aged care and health support teams.  To the managers, the supervisors and the business owners who have been unsure how our uncertain situation will unfold from one day to the next.  To each and every person who gets… Continue Reading

Conflict at work – constructive or destructive?

Conflict at work – constructive or destructive?

How to handle negative emotions and behaviour in myself and others. During October Australians have observed both National Mental Health Week and National Carers Week. And while mental health is always an important issue, this year it’s taken on all new significance, especially for those involved in caring roles. People everywhere are stopping to really… Continue Reading

How to transform your community services workplace culture as a relational leader: simple steps for any organisational leader

How to transform your community services workplace culture as a relational leader: simple steps for any organisational leader

Simple steps for any organisational leader   Want to get the most out of your team? It’s hard to imagine any manager that would answer no, we all want our teams to be happy and functioning well, so if you’re managing people in your organisation, this one is for you. There are a zillion theories… Continue Reading

The 3 big myths about study and work for community services employers: why work and study can coexist in your organisation.

The 3 big myths about study and work for community services employers: why work and study can coexist in your organisation.

Why work and study can coexist in your organisation To build a truly great team, you know they need to undertake quality, accredited training. But sometimes it’s difficult to see how working and study can coexist when it comes to the demands of a typical community services work day. It’s not surprising then, that one… Continue Reading

Real change right now: How to make a career change for the better during COVID-19

Real change right now: How to make a career change for the better during COVID-19

And why Job Seekers are making the move to community services When COVID-19 hit our shores, Australians lost their jobs in droves. And with unemployment predicted to hit 9.25% by the end of 2020, many jobless Aussies are taking time to consider their options – and getting serious about a career in health and community… Continue Reading

Practical Dignity (Dignity Part 2)

Practical Dignity (Dignity Part 2)

How To Create A Culture Of Dignified Care In Every Care Context.   We all know dignity is the central pillar to person-centred practice. The problem is that if we’re not intentional, talking about dignity can be limited to just that – talk…and we can get stuck when it comes to the realm of action.… Continue Reading

Dignity (Part 1)

Dignity (Part 1)

What is the no.1 most overlooked thing in aged and community care? Dignity.   There – I didn’t even make you work for it! It might be the biggest thing that gets overlooked in aged and community care, but dignity is one of those words that doesn’t always mean a whole lot to us in… Continue Reading