• Economy Politics and Policy

    Too often our leaders wait and wait


    Victor Perton |  July 27, 2017


    “Credibility is a precious commodity. A stock of it is created by persistently offering simple, clear advice that recognises a policy shift is on, and explains why – and where the national interest lies.” Chairman of Australia’s Productivity Commission Peter Harris said in a challenging speech entitled Productivity and Policy Challenges in an Environment of Pervasive Uncertainty delivered at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.


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    Engaging large employers in return-to-work strategies


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish |  July 25, 2017


    The Second Roundtable in the GAP Recovery at Work series focused on strategies to encourage recovery at work after soft tissue injuries and how to ‘Engage Large Employers in Best Practice’. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Managing Director of Global Access Partners, releases the 2017 Roundtable findings through Open Forum.


  • Culture Science and Technology

    Medium sized businesses weak link in National Cyber Defence


    Aiden Tudehope |  July 21, 2017


    The leadership of medium sized businesses and government agencies is falling dangerously short in understanding and managing cyber security, potentially creating risks across the economy and society. Managing Director of Macquarie Government & Hosting Group, Aiden Tudehope discusses the 2016 research by the Macquarie Telecom Group.


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    Knowledge and technology are key to value creation

    Steve Vamos     |      July 10, 2007

    SYDNEY – Just as the agrarian society gave way to the industrial revolution, the industrial society is giving way to one where knowledge and innovation are the key drivers of economic value and wealth creation.

    As organisations from all sectors come to rely more on knowledge-intensive resources and technology for value creation, it is clear that an organisation’s ability to foster, manage and profit from the knowledge of its people and their capacity to innovate will be the key to its future success. However, as an economy and a nation we are challenged to find meaningful, consistent and reliable ways to successfully deal with these things often called "intangibles".

    As managers, leaders and citizens, we must explore and address the challenge of understanding value in this new knowledge-based era. Managing a business, government agency or an economy in this time requires new understanding and skills if we are to continue to prosper.

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    The role of the workplace in achieving work/life balance

    alison gordon     |      June 14, 2007

    The term “work/life balance”, and the struggle for most to attain it, is rapidly gaining awareness in the workplace.

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    Changing the Concept of Productivity

    alison gordon     |      June 13, 2007

    Which sounds like a more successful business to you – one that understands that offering flexible working practices is vital to attracting and retaining employees, or one that views the number of hours an employee sits at their desk (regardless of what they are actually doing) as a key performance indicator?