Alfie Kohn writing in the Harvard Business Review points out that offering rewards to change set behaviours like eating less or quitting smoking does not work. Numerous psychological studies back up his thesis.
If you’re running a startup or a small business, you know that it’s extremely important to keep the team energetic and enthusiastic.
Small businesses are more likely than large companies to hire and value working mothers, according to a new research.
Penalty rates, flexibility and pay conditions are on the agenda for the upcoming Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work Act.
Are you looking to work at a start-up? If so, here are six key tips to help you get the job.
The Taskmaster has turned up to work – in a suspiciously happy mood. What could trigger such a turn of events?
Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.
Aiming for perfection is one thing. But as Old Taskmaster discovered, it does carry the risk of micromanaging your business to death.
Do you find you always get more work done on the weekends or when your employees aren’t around? Here are six tactics to try.
Today, like so many other days, your humble correspondent arrived at Taskmaster Towers. On the desk was a post-it note.
Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.
Do you have trouble seeing the surface of your desk? If so, there's a simple solution.
Near the dawn of time, many aeons ago, your humble correspondent was a humble school student. Yes, as difficult as it may be to imagine, it once happened.
Finding the right people to work in a start-up can be a balancing act. Here are some strategies to help your business out.
It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.
PDF technology company Nitro has moved beyond start-up stage, and is now turning over $25 million a year, with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco and Dublin.
Have you recently hired your first employees? Here’s how to avoid one big potential pitfall.
Unfortunately, effort doesn’t always equal reward and the end result doesn’t always reflect the work put in.
In a perfect world, your business would grow at a steady pace, no one would ever get ill, every employee would be unconditionally loyal to your business and every single person you hire would work out. Reality is a different matter.
Australia’s accountants have joined calls to reform the tax treatment of employee share schemes, saying current arrangements create an uncompetitive environment for start-ups.