Good redundancy support is available through experienced and well-trained career coaches. The best ones will have had a lot of experience working with people whose roles have been disestablished.
The challenge now for us as individuals, regardless of how we are impacted in our careers, is to remain both open to the new environment that will unfold, and flexible to look for the opportunities where we can make a contribution.
Who would have thought that life as we’ve known it would be sideswiped like this and all sense of normality and certainty - go? We are all asking whether life as it was, will ever return. We ask, ‘Will I have a job - a business - a career'? This is a crisis on a [...]
Assuming that you will be successful in an internal interview when you know the people interviewing you can be a real mistake. You think they know that you understand the organisation and you have a record of delivering good performance - but this assumption is a real mistake. Treat every interview regardless of whether an internal or an external one with the respect deserving of thorough preparation.
The gloomy, orange sky in Auckland this week was a disturbing phenomenon. As we started the working year with the Australian fires concerning us, I wondered if this and the many crises we are experiencing now are affecting us and the way we think about the work we do.
Recently we heard that Vodafone is offering staff voluntary redundancy. Most people who take voluntary redundancy have already decided that they are “ready for a move”. There are as many reasons as there are individuals presented with the opportunity for this thinking. My question always is, have they done sufficient self-evaluation and job market analysis? [...]
This morning, on my regular hike up Maungarei (Mount Wellington) I felt particularly inspired. The 360° view of Auckland under a veil of gentle drizzle, the golden seed heads of fennel everywhere and the young fitness coach encouraging rangatahi to push on to the top - made me feel happy to be alive. I get [...]
So said Katy Perry when she was interviewed by Toni Street on Seven Sharp earlier this week. Not being a fan, I didn’t understand or know about Perry’s philanthropic and altruistic leanings. It’s interesting because I’m noticing an incoming king tide of young people like her with similar aspirations. If you haven’t already noticed, there is [...]
Today’s work environment requires a degree of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship has a wide-ranging definition and application. It is very closely aligned to the word “protean” which comes from the Mythical Greek Sea God “Proteus,” who was known for predicting and foretelling the future and his versatility and adaptability to acclimatise himself to successfully meet and thrive in the future he envisioned.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung. The sensitivities and manners required in the workplace develop an adaptive 'self' with behaviours that help us to survive and to fit in. But the deeper aspects of our selves are where our real work lies. Our true character consists of those [...]