Fast Five: Issue no. 9

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Explore the latest articles on organisational culture, behaviour, performance and more in Fast Five issue no. 9.

This month’s curated list of articles present you with topics such as Australia’s stance on the four-day working week, how leaders can shape company culture, ‘care passports’ and more.





1.’Damaging for Jobs’ Australian Business Says the Four-Day Week Wouldn’t Work

By Anna Patty | @AnnaPattySMH



As Finland’s new Prime Minister Sanna Marin implements the four-day working week, Australian business has made it clear that we will not be following suit. Australian Industry Group chief Innes Willox says that it would be damaging for jobs, investment and productivity. What do you think about these claims? Would a four-day working week be good or bad for business?


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2. How Do Leaders Shape Company Culture

By Flavio Almeida | @flaviomeidagb



In order to keep our company culture in top shape, leaders must make a conscious effort to monitor and guide it to the place we want it to be. In this article, Flavio Almeida lets us in on his secrets to actively shaping company culture from a position of leadership.

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3. Employee Happiness and Productivity Influenced by Office Design

By Dynamic Business | @DynamicBusiness



According to new research from Signify, considering and investing in workplace lighting, technology and smart office design can make a huge impact on business success. Not only does it provide a better customer experience, but it also works to attract, motivate and retain top talent.

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4. Why Types of Culture Don’t Exist

By Interchange | @interchange_co



Our conversations around organisational culture are often overflowing with prefixes. We’ve heard about companies who adopt a safety culture, a risk culture, a wellbeing culture. The list could go on and on. But do these different types of culture actually exist? Or are we only pushing ourselves further and further away from our business goals by attempting to fragment it?

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5. Why don’t we just… treat care like maternity leave

By Deborah Hargreaves | @deborahharg



A report released by UK Carers predicts that two-thirds of adults will become an unpaid carer at some point in their lives. The report also suggests that half of all women will be in this position by the age of 46. Taking these statistics into consideration, Deborah Hargreaves puts forward her idea to treat care like maternity leave, and implement the concept of a ‘carers passport’. We do such a great job at helping new parents care for their young children, perhaps these employee benefits could be extended to those caring for adults and seniors too?

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