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To keep ahead of the game, we’re always open to learning from evidence-based research, ideas from the worlds of business, psychology, design and technology and just general cool stuff. Here are a few concepts that have got our attention right now.

Performance

Performance

Have hybrid approaches to business demonstrated a reduction in performance? And if so, how do we rectify it? The widespread impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce have meant that the success and cohesion of hybrid-work models have become more crucial than...

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Professional Intimacy

Professional Intimacy

Professional Intimacy. Another buzz word, or the latest tool in progressive leadership? Over the years, there has been a greater understanding blooming in corporate spheres for the importance and impact of professional intimacy. When the corporate culture shifted from...

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Hybrid, Not a No-Brainer

Hybrid, Not a No-Brainer

Over the last few years hybrid work (the combination of both in-person and remote working) has become increasingly popular, with most of us having been required to adapt to working in this blended mode since the beginning of 2020. However, despite a lengthy adjustment...

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International Women’s Day Spotlight: Go Girl, Go for IT

International Women’s Day Spotlight: Go Girl, Go for IT

To celebrate International Women’s Day, JOST&Co would like to champion the work of volunteers at the VicICT program Go Girl, Go for IT, which informs girls about career opportunities in the IT field. We know that IT has been a traditionally male-dominated field,...

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8 Strategies to future-proof HR

8 Strategies to future-proof HR

Despite the evident need and purpose of HR in a changing world, the organisations they operate within need to constantly reinvent themselves to compete. As HR leaders, it is our responsibility to highlight this to our businesses and drive agility and adaptability. The future of HR is about making the business better, not HR…

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HR Analytics: Taking HR data beyond the headcount

HR Analytics: Taking HR data beyond the headcount

In a previous post, we discussed the extensive impact that several up-and-coming technological breakthroughs are having on HR as we know it. A prominent theme was that Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) will pave the way…

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Is HR immune to automation?

Is HR immune to automation?

As our workforce changes, technology advances and shifts to support how jobs and functions operate. Tasks we have traditionally deemed necessary are now streamlined and automated, revolutionising the way we work. This emerging reality reveals a rare window of opportunity for organisations…

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The Changing World of Work

The Changing World of Work

The exponential rate of progress in the world is fast becoming a day-to-day reality. And when the world changes, so does the world of work. And as always, change organically affects customers, employees, communities, sectors, and industries in varying ways. But now, it is time for all organisations…

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Three Things Newsletter

Three Things

This is the archive of our monthly newsletter. We keep ahead of the game by sharing our current thinking in our monthly newsletter.

Are you transformation fit?

Are you transformation fit?

It feels like there’s a tsunami of disruption happening at the moment. Organisations are facing intersecting challenges associated with leapfrogging technological advancements, shifting consumer and client preferences, regulatory change, social disruption and global...

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AI’s role in the future of work

AI’s role in the future of work

JOST&Co recently engaged the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Business School to deliver a project looking at Artificial Intelligence. The university’s Future of Work program involves students researching real life issues being experienced by organisations. ...

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A story of leadership on the fast-track

A story of leadership on the fast-track

I loved hosting our clients at the Australian Grand Prix again this year. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is also one of our clients, so when I saw April’s Boss Magazine’s “How missing AFL’s top job drove the F1 Grand Prix CEO” article I was…

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Plugging the skills gap

Plugging the skills gap

It’s no secret that there’s a skills shortage in many industries, including healthcare, construction, technology, energy and renewables, retail and education. It’s a phenomenon that’s being experienced around the world, which is impacting productivity for...

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The perfect NY resolution – look up! 

The perfect NY resolution – look up! 

The first two quarters of each year are the introspective times to plan ahead, for the year,  for the next horizon. There are many shiny new things demanding your attention as you plan this year, and many of them require transformation to  your mindset, culture and...

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Why it’s Important to Rip Off Generational Labels

Why it’s Important to Rip Off Generational Labels

Earlier this year, it was reported that there are now five generations in the workplace, reflecting the fact that most Australians are now working longer to achieve “a comfortable retirement”. While it’s useful to understand the diversity of worker ages, it can be...

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Mitigating Cyber Risks

Mitigating Cyber Risks

While Cyber Security Awareness Month has just finished, we must remain vigilant about cyber risks. We are in the fourth industrial age and have been pushed faster than we expected into digitisation and remote working. Those conditions create even greater opportunities...

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Longing for Belonging

Longing for Belonging

Diversity is a prerequisite for inclusion, and inclusion is a prerequisite for equity. All three are the mechanics that must be in place for people to feel like they belong. When people feel like they belong, they thrive. And that’s when organisations can realise the...

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Leaning into the Economic Headwinds

Leaning into the Economic Headwinds

Three years ago, we were all talking about the ‘unprecedented’ times we faced during the pandemic. In workplaces around the country, we’ve weathered lockdowns and belt-tightening, followed by the emergence bounce and “great resignation” phenomena, and the subsequent...

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Overcoming Burnout

Overcoming Burnout

There’s a simple litmus test for burnout. It involves understanding how each person in your team feels about going to work – physically or virtually – when they wake up each morning. Unless they are bouncing out of bed and looking forward to the day, you could have a...

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Getting AI-Ready

Getting AI-Ready

Let’s face it, AI is hardly a new phenomenon. It’s been baked into many of the devices around us for years – just ask Siri! What is new is the speed with which we’ve seen the ability to control generative AI become mainstream. The most obvious example is ChatGPT....

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