Business culture


Give an employee ownership of their idea

8:00AM | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 |  It’s the phrase that should be music to the ears of even the toughest taskmaster: “Boss, I’ve got a great idea for...”

How can I effectively delegate tasks to my staff?

12:35PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  For the business to grow, you have to let go and trust your staff.

Transforming our business culture

4:59PM | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 |  Recently, we decided to bring our business culture and values back under our control. Here's how we did it. BY MICHAEL FOX.

Six steps to building a culture of ideas

1:00AM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  In this climate, fresh thinking is the most important tool we have. Here are six ways to make innovation intrinsic to your business. BY YVONNE ADELE.

Learning when to adapt

10:00PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  One of the hardest things to learn when starting a new business is when to adapt and change your plans to meet the challenges that come with getting a new venture off the ground. BY MARK CAMPBELL.

Staff satisfaction can treble profits, study claims

10:20PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  A new report reveals businesses that meet “high-performing” criteria, such as leadership style and employee wellbeing, are up to three times more profitable than other businesses.

Offering lunch to our team

9:28PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Providing your staff with snacks and lunch has numerous benefits – from creating a positive culture to delivering tax breaks.

Is your start-up making you sick?

9:50PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re a start-up is a bit of a catch 22 – do you compromise your health in pursuit of success or prioritise your health so you last the distance?

Emphasise the importance of bad news

9:33PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 |  Develop a culture where your team doesn’t try and hide bad news, but instead reports it upwards through your management structure and then gets to work fixing the problem.

Wooboard woos angel group Elevation Capital

8:48PM | Tuesday, 16 August 2011 |  Angel investment group Elevation Capital has taken a minority stake in Pollenizer-backed online human resource tool Wooboard, with plans to take the business global.