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Driving success through learning agility

Driving success through learning agility

Learning Agility provides an organisation and its workforce with the ability to adapt and respond positively to change.

Being a Learning Agile focused organisation according to studies carried out by Korn Ferry (2012) has proven to be highly beneficial and directly linked to organisational success.

Agility refers to how one thinks, problem solves and how people relate with each other on a day to day basis in the workplace. This may be likened to the recent performance by Australia’s very own Socceroos, indicative of how Learning Agility has been adopted into team and game strategies.

After a long drought of heavy losses experienced by the Socceroos pre-2010, the team’s evolution and Learning Agility has seen them playing better than ever with more consistent wins and competing in this year’s World Cup 2018 tournament even recently drawing with Denmark!

This steady path of improvement for the Australian Soccer team may be attributed to the adoption of a Learning Agile approach through, adaptation, problem solving and applying themselves to the changing conditions. Having truly agile individuals who can easily adapt to unpredictable working situations will enable an organisation to respond swiftly and positively to change.

Cultivating a culture of Learning Agility may be adopted in the following ways:

1. Establish an ongoing forum for all employees to understand about Learning Agility and how it will benefit them and their organisation for the future

2. Build Learning Agility into day to day working to increase buy-in, enhance knowledge, understanding and acceptance of the concept

3. Develop communications around Learning Agility to really drive it across the organisation and encourage continuous conversations about Learning Agility and its benefit

Celebrate Men’s Health

Celebrate Men’s Health

Men’s Health Week is about making a positive difference in the lives of men and boys throughout our community by raising the profile of men and their health needs around Australia.

To demonstrate your support to your workforce some of the following activities could be incorporated into your working day to really set the mood for this extremely important and relevant cause.

  • organise a display of resources for your workplace
  • encourage and foster healthy conversations / activities and food options within the workplace
  • run a men’s health event,
  • link into a local sporting or cultural event.

This Men’s Health Week is all about seeking opportunities to engage men in our community and encourage healthy conversations to ensure the wellbeing of our colleagues, family and community members.

Fostering a healthy workplace

Fostering a healthy workplace

As we say goodbye to the Winter Olympics we can reflect on those elite sports men and women who performed in such awe-inspiring events. In our lifetime most of us will only dream about being able to attempt such mind-blowing activities.

In our own lives though, many of us know the benefits of exercise and sport. Those benefits can not only be incredible in our day to day living but, in the workplace; – increasing productivity, boosting morale, driving engagement and enhancing the working relationships for individuals and teams.

So how can employers encourage a movement for employees to encourage them to become more active without seeming overzealous! Please refer to below for some ideas on how to facilitate a healthy workforce:

For more information on increasing employee wellbeing please contact the team at Nurture HR Consulting on info@nurturehrconsulting.com.au

Staying abreast of technolgy

Staying abreast of technolgy

Following the 2017 Budget, the announcement of a $100 million fund being pumped into the automotive supply chain business has hit like a thunder bolt.

This funding assistance for the car manufacturing industry will assist manufacturing organisations to increase technology skills across their workforces in preparation for changing careers.

Fostering technology skills can be actioned over the entire employee life-cycle to ensure relevance and success for future growth and sustainability, both for the employee and the organisation.

What are some of the things organisations can do to foster skill increases in technology?

  1. Learning culture – Foster a learning culture where employees understand the need to continually learn to remain abreast of industry and technological advances.
  2. Broader skill range – Create a broader skill and experiences range to ensure employees are able to adapt and embrace changing technology demands as required.
  3. Multiple minds – Encouraging and rewarding a diverse range of mindsets, decision making can assist with generating a greater suite of ideas and suggestions to drive the organisation forward through the embracing of new and improved technologies.

For more information please contact a member of the team at Nurture HR Consulting. www.nurturehrconsuting.com.au

Post-Public Holiday Sickies & Absenteeism

Post-Public Holiday Sickies & Absenteeism

As Australians, who doesn’t love those 4 day long weekends, however, when it falls in the middle of the week, having to turn up to work on the Friday, post-public holiday, can prove to be most upsetting for the estimated 11.9 million plus employees who must show up to work (ABS, 2016). Not least, for the organisations who will have to also face the backlash and torment from employees!

Organisations must be pragmatic and proactive around absenteeism coming into the new year of 2017, putting it at the top of the agenda and making it a priority. How can we as employers alleviate absenteeism during these post-public holidays and in general in the workplace?

  • Know your employees – watch out for signs that employees are lacking motivation and develop a retention strategy to increase employee commitment and job satisfaction
  • Provide more flexibility in working hours and conditions – be open to employees working from home, starting later or finishing earlier
  • Ensure employees are furnished with a leave policy – distribute this both at the beginning of the year and half way through the year to ensure new employees are completely aware of the policy and expectations
  • Applying for leave – employees wishing to take leave need to do so within a given timeframe. For those that miss out, alternative strategies around opportunities for leave could be discussed
  • Encourage supportive and caring teams – teams who are able to feel happy for their team mates and able to carry the load when they are away will be far more effective and satisfied than those who lack empathy and care for their team mates
  • Health and wellness – through the promotion of a healthy work environment, access to facilities to avail of exercise and advise about health and wellness will demonstrate to employees that you have their best interests at heart and care for them, leaving them with a positive feeling about their workplace

Take these steps today and we as organisations can reduce absenteeism and be more equipped to deal with backlash from employees as we approach those Public Holidays!

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