Wow, how quickly did February fly by? We spent the last week of February exploring parts of New Zealand’s North Island. In addition to rest and recovery, we also spent time planning and developing new courses and resources to support your growth and development this year. And we enjoyed a twilight tour and evening feast at the Hobbiton Movie Set, which was amazing (another item ticked off Grahame’s bucket list).
Our theme for March is Employee Appreciation.
Did you know that 37% of respondents to the survey question: ‘What is the most important thing that your manager or company currently does that would cause you to produce great work?’ replied that ‘more personal recognition would encourage them to produce better work more often.’ (O.C. Tanner)
Another study showed that 67% of employees are happier and more productive when managers focus on the positive aspects of their performance.
As managers and leaders, we often miss opportunities to encourage our people to produce better work more consistently, because we focus on what our employees haven’t done – rather than noticing (and appreciating) what they have done. With a simple change in focus, managers and leaders can improve employee engagement results without spending more money. More engaged employees lead to more collaborative and productive workplaces.
Our free webinar this month will address Employee Appreciation and we’ll share some great tips for boosting appreciation in your workplaces. We’ll also be sharing other helpful resources through our social media channels.
Make your March a magical month,
The Magical Learning Team
What we’re doing this month…
We’re excited to be leading some innovative projects with clients this month, including:
- Reframing company values and vision; realigning supported behaviours to strengthen organisation culture across 20 locations in NSW and QLD.
- Creating a ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ framework for a corporate client – including policy, procedures, training and ongoing support.
We’re delivering a lot of in-house programs with clients this month. Our public programs kick off again in April:
3-5 March – Management in Action; Fair Work Ombudsman, Melbourne
11 March – Financial Framework; Treasury, Canberra
12 March – Managing Relationships and Communication with Clients; DVA, Sydney
13 March – Minute Taking Skills; DHS, Canberra
16 March – Lunchtime talk to Defence Accounting Network; Dept of Defence, Canberra
16 March – Adaptive Leadership; AusIndustry, Canberra
17 March – Developing Your Negotiation Skills as a Finance Leader; CPA Australia Leadership for Finance Professionals webinar
17 March – Strategic Planning; Wagga Business Chamber, Wagga Wagga
18 March – Strategy and Leadership; Riverina Oils and Bioenergy, Melbourne
19 March – Managing Stress and Resilience; AusIndustry, Melbourne
19 March – Finance for Non-Finance Board Members; CPA NFP Conference, Melbourne
24-26 March– Management in Action; Fair Work Ombudsman, Sydney
27 March – Team Building and Communications; Riverina Oils and Bioenergy, Wagga Wagga
30 March – Diversity and Inclusion; Riverina Oils and Bioenergy, Melbourne
31 March – Minute Taking Skills; Dept of Defence, Melbourne.
We’re currently working with CEO/Executive clients in Australia, Dubai, Africa, Europe and Hong Kong. Our client’s industries include Manufacturing, Technology, Government, Utilities, Banking and Finance.
Ways To Appreciate Your Employees Work
Here are some tips on how to appreciate those who work for and with you.
- Praise their efforts on social media
- Encourage feedback
- Give them extra time off
- Offer new up-skilling and learning opportunities
- Offer team awards
Here’s a sample of the content we’ll be sharing this month. For the deep dive, follow us on social media!
5 Eye-Opening HR Stats: Why Employee Recognition Matters by Sarah Clayton
Creating a Culture of Recognition by Claire Hastwell
New Learning Opportunities
Free WEBINAR: Adapting to Change
18 February @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am (AEDT)
In our first webinar for 2020, we will explore:
- Why it is important to adapt to change.
- What ‘Adaptability Intelligence’ (AQ) means.
- How AQ can help you future-proof your career.
- 4 simple tools and techniques to be more adaptable.
Click the links below to learn more about or register for our April public workshops:
Thursday 9 April – Adapting Leadership, Canberra
Wednesday 22 April – Professional Minute Taking, Melbourne
Thursday 23 April – Adapting Leadership, Melbourne
Wednesday 29 April – Professional Minute Taking, Sydney
Thursday 30 April – Adapting Leadership, Sydney.
We create and customise bespoke learning programs for clients throughout Australia. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you and your organisation.
Book Of The Month: The Intelligent Leader by John Mattone
Reviewed by Grahame Gerstenberg
Did You Know?
We specialise in developing new learning programs, based on the latest best practice and science. We also tailor existing programs to meet your specific needs.
If you are looking for a learning partner to create bespoke or tailored training for your organisation, please contact us for more information.
From all of us here at Magical Learning.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.