Teleworking is set to be a mainstay of the future. We can sleep in, work in our pyjamas in the comfort of our home, spend more time with our family, avoid the daily commute, etc. all thanks to teleworking. However, I was reading an article in the BRW which discussed Google and how it bucked the teleworking trend - something you wouldn't expect given the nature of Google. Yet this made me think of my own experience.

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This week I wanted to look at the other side of the delegation scale, at under delegation and the causes and consequences of failing to hand down work appropriately. Under delegation is when a superior withholds work, whether they realise it or not. Some of the reasons managers may under delegate include: 1. Feeling that the work they are doing would take too long to teach to their subordinate and that they can do it

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This is the first of three blog posts on delegation and the spectrum of delegation that exists, at least in my mind, in any workplace. As someone who has been on both the giving and receiving ends of delegation throughout my time at uni and work (relatively short as they may be) I wanted to share my thoughts on delegation in the workplace. Personally, I like to think of delegation as a scale where on

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One of the topics I touched on briefly during my internship at Pollenizer was the importance of Team Happiness in contributing to the dynamic of the workplace. At this point, after working at Pollenizer for more than 3 months, I wanted to expand this and highlight the importance of having a positive workplace culture and the impact this can have on employees in regards to their motivation and work ethic. To clarify, a positive workplace

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My final week at Pollenizer and I’m not sure whether things have slowed down or that this week just seemed a bit more consistent than usual. Throughout the work I have been able to work on my University presentation with the intention of presenting part of it at X-Poll this week. While in previous posts I mentioned that there was very little of my university learning that could be applied to my practical work at

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The theme of my second last week at Pollenizer has been about team happiness and how to best achieve this. During my time at Pollenizer I have definitely come to appreciate the importance of team happiness in the workplace and the effect this has on the entire workplace, making it an enjoyable as well as productive place to work. The most interesting aspect of this theme is the creativity involved in implementing new and innovative

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My third week here and there are no signs of slowing down. This week’s theme is all about training and development, which is appropriate given this week marks the beginning of Pollenizer’s Academy sessions which are open to members of the public as well as staff in Pollenizer and is a great way to learn about the start-up community. This week, I have been looking at different companies and how they train and develop their

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My second week at Pollenizer has revolved around the theme of induction, something particularly relevant given we have just onboarded a new employee this week - Humphrey. I must admit induction is not as interesting as recruitment and the number of processes and tools involved with induction are a lot less than recruitment. However while this may be, induction is definitely crucial to the HRM process as an unsuccessful or neglected induction can leave the

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When I first started at Pollenizer, a lot of my friends and family joked that I would be getting coffees and photocopying for people. This was not helped given my first duty after induction was to unpack groceries. Yet my first week with Pollenizer could not have been more different to what I had imagined, but then again having never heard of the startup community before coming to Pollenizer, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

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