Success at work doesn’t just happen and it is rarely about doing one thing 100% better. Usually successful outcomes requires regular and mindful tweaking of numerous factors. Regular contributor and employment relations specialist, Charles Watson, considers his success at sailing as analogous to getting the best outcomes in the workplace. His view is that most of the work is done before the starting line.Continue reading “A winning combination”
It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity” – A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens (1859)
The effects of ‘you know what’ have been spectacular so far, and the full effects are yet to be realised. Society and the economy are so intertwined that neither appears able to exist without the other. As restrictions ease and the ‘new normal’ is determined for society and workplaces, appropriate and clear communication, recognising what people have gone through, and not denying the human condition are imperatives. As we sail into unknown waters, workplace relations expert, Charles Watson, provides some insights into the social impact of COVID-19 on the workplace and poses questions that employers need to consider.Continue reading “As the fog clears”
Article by Charles Watson – Workplace relations and compliance specialist
The international rise of coworking spaces over the last decade has been awesome, particularly if you are a start-up, freelancer or a small operator that needs a less formal office arrangement. Are the days of tech-titans coming out of a parents garage all but gone? Can we have mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships by working in the same space? Maybe, but just like going to the swimming pool, things only work well if we understand the entry requirements and follow some rules.Continue reading “Coworking spaces…Can’t we all just get along?”
Multi-talented corporate advisor Joyce Au is one.
Being both a chartered accountant and a Cambridge educated lawyer, Joyce Au is one of the most driven and talented, yet modest, professionals you could meet. Added to her arsenal are some awesome salsa skills which make Joyce a real triple threat. We asked Joyce for the details on what she does as a corporate advisor, how she got to where she is now, where she is going, and how she finds balance in doing it all.Continue reading “Are you a triple threat?”