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Are you an office thief?

James Adonis Is the stealing of office stationery really stealing?

Taming the beast: how to manage your boss

Manager.

James Adonis Bosses have a lot in common with elephants. But how do you manage them in the office?

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All in a gay's work

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James Adonis The list of Australia's most gay-friendly organisations has just been released.

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The workplace narcissist

vanity and narcissism

James Adonis Workplaces with narcissistic people have lower levels of job satisfaction and productivity.

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Closing the gap - at work

Aboriginal flag.

James Adonis Some employers have had huge success in hiring indigenous workers. Others, though, are struggling.

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Are restructures a waste of time?

Rubik's Cube.

James Adonis It seems the restructure is back in vogue, but what’s the point really?

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Group work: helpful or just monkey business?

Monkey business?

James Adonis Are committees, team-building games, brainstorming sessions and meetings really that useful?

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It's all about who you know ... or is it?

James Adonis Nepotism is common in family-owned businesses, but few workplaces are immune.

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Leaving an audience bored speechless

Meeting.

James Adonis Business speeches don't need to be boring - but how do you become a better presenter?

Are recruitment agencies worth the trouble?

Are recruitment agencies helpful?

James Adonis Thinking of hiring new staff? If so, two words have probably crossed your mind: recruitment agencies.

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Social networking - or social and not working?

Social media: help or hindrance for employers?

James Adonis For many employers, the first instinct is to ban the use of social media at work. But is this a smart move?

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Ho ho ... oh: planning the office Christmas party

Office Christmas parties can get out of hand.

James Adonis ‘Tis the season to be organising the office Christmas party. Here are seven ways to minimise the risk.

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State of the unions

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce.

James Adonis There has to be a way for unions and employers to work more collaboratively together.

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Pointing the finger at bad customer service

Perhaps retail bosses are to blame for a decline in customer service.

James Adonis Most people blame young employees for poor customer service, but perhaps it’s their bosses who are responsible.

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Word of (bad) mouth

Word of mouth.

James Adonis New research reveals the majority of employees wouldn't recommend their employer to anyone else.

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Big brother just got bigger

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Some employers go to extraordinary lengths to monitor their employees’ movements.

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Rise of the 'intrapreneur'

Ideas.

James Adonis Many entrepreneurs remember what it was like working for an employer. There might be bright sparks in your business feeling the same way.

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Hot-desking: hot or not?

Hot desk.

James Adonis Once upon a time, an employee’s desk was a home away from home. But this cosy space is slowly being taken away.

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Perking up the workplace

James Adonis Company perks are becoming more and more generous.

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It's a matter of trust

Trust me.

James Adonis What makes one person more trusted than another, apart from their job?

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