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Having Happy Workers – Does it Really Make the Difference?

Having Happy Workers – Does it Really Make the Difference?

You’ve read research about contented staff before. How happy workers make a difference, how they add to the bottom line, how they keep customers happy. And of course, the leaders all say that their people are ‘the most important asset in the Company.’

Yet they are not always treated fairly, or well, conditions are not optimal, a performance appraisal happens once every two years (if at all) and there is a culture of arguments and blame.

Your people are not a difference. Your people are THE difference!
No matter the size of your organisation, whether you have three people, or 90 000 people working for you, the imagination, creativity and capabilities of your people is what counts.

Research indicates that happy people work harder, are more productive and more engaged in their jobs. Engaged, productive people mean greater profitability.

The attitudes of your people

The attitudes of your people towards clients, how they treat them and how they resolve customer issues, matter a lot. It always will. Your competitor may have the same product as you do, but it is your people who will ensure clients return time after time. Or theirs will.

Individuals who are happiest at work are:

  • 180% more energized than those who are not happy
  • 50% more motivated than those who are not content
  • 60% more confident in themselves and their role
  • Feel they have 65% more control over what they do
  • Experience 155% more happiness in their jobs

Source: Happiness at work; Maximising your Psychological Capital for Success: J Pryce-Jones

Leaders take heed!

Considering the research findings that clearly indicate that happy workers = greater productivity = increased profitability, business leaders need to make sure their daily priority are the people who work for them.

Want to know more about how to create a happy, productive workplace? Contact us on info@puremagicbusiness.com.au

Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Award

Pure Magic Int Business Solutions:

Throughout 2016, Pure Magic International Business Solutions worked with St Vincent De Paul’s Brett Macklin and Julia Parkes. Due to their collaboration, it was possible to introduce a range of different strategies and approaches. Consequently revitalizing the Wollongong region. Our main focus during the development and strategy phase, was to provide exemplary service to our clientele. As a result, we were ultimately considered for the 2017 Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Award.

Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Award:

This Project rolled out over the year and was highly successful in reaching its goals. As a result of the team’s dedication and passion for the region we are where we are today and most noteworthy is the fact that they are the true champions.

Pure Magic Business Solutions designed this specific transformation strategy. Spearheaded by Brett Macklin and Julie Parkes at St Vincent De Pauls. This winning combination resulted in us becoming a finalist in the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s Annual Awards ‘Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution’ category.

This prestigious award recognized our outstanding contribution to the practice of learning and development in Australia. Caryn, Brett and Julia graciously accepted this award at the gala dinner held on Friday night (November 17th).

If You’re Not Relevant You’re Moving Towards Extinction!

If You’re Not Relevant You’re Moving Towards Extinction!

If you’re not relevant you’re moving towards extinction! But what does that mean? We work with a lot of leaders, from different sectors and at a different levels. Due to this we know that many say:

Business just ain’t like it used to be because people don’t do business the way they used to!

Most noteworthy is the fact that they’re right.

Harry’s Story:

Take Harry for example.  A founder of a large tile company who made a small fortune over the last forty years.  He started by tiling a woman’s kitchen in regional Australia in 1940 and discovered  that he had a flair for it and kept going. Consequently building himself an empire.
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Don’t let Fear Drive your Agenda

Don’t let Fear Drive your Agenda

Self-doubt, uncertainty, trepidation are all parts of being in business. Especially in the early days when your world doesn’t seem as clear as you would like it to. These feelings are natural result of when we launch into the unknown. Far too many women allow themselves to determine most of the things they do. Therefore don’t let fear drive your agenda!

The statistics about women in business in Australia show significant increase in the number of us who operate our own businesses. This number has steadily increased over the last 20 years. The number of women in self-employment has also steadily increased at a faster rate than men. Although most men still dominate in the business sector.
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Leaders – Hired for Skills and Fired for Attitude

Leaders – Hired for Skills and Fired for Attitude

You know the situation.  Leaders who are technically good at what they do (why else would they be in the role, right?), but arrive at work like ‘the walking dead.’  Their body language says it all.  Down-turned shoulders, drooping head, shuffling feet.  Clearly, they don’t want to be here. Hired for Skills and Fired for Attitude!

Yet they may have many hundreds of people working under them. Looking to them for direction and guidance.  Who wants to be led by a person whose body language clearly gives off a ‘I don’t want to be here attitude?’  Nobody!

Highly performing Organisations who know about the value of top class leaders and the difference they make in the workplace don’t tolerate bad attitudes, from anybody.

But particularly at the top level.  Because if a bad or ‘sour’ attitude sits at the top of the Organisation, what hope do the guys and gals down the line have?  Nothing!!!!

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Tent City – Paying Homage to the Homeless in Sydney’s Busiest Business Area

Paying Homage to the Homeless in Sydney’s Busiest Business Area

An instant tent city has popped up overnight in the heart of Sydney’s Martin Place. Right outside the icon representing the financial matters of the country – the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Whilst the paradox between the homeless and the country’s financial hub may seem obvious, it has been the leading ladies of NSW who have been at loggerheads about whose responsibility it is to move these ‘unwanted residents’ along.

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Do you know your true north?

Do you know your true north?

Top tips on becoming an empowered & empowering leader from

2016 Australian CEO of the Year Viv Allanson

Do you know your true north? One of the CEO’s I coached in 2016, Viv Allanson, CEO of Maroba Aged Care Services in Newcastle was recently awarded the coveted APAC Insider’s 2016 Australian CEO of the Year Award. Because of which we both are incredibly proud.

An inspiring and visionary leader, Viv prides herself on applying principles of justice and sustainability in her work, assisting aged care services internationally to design and build aged care facilities that provide a positive environment for clients and staff alike.

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6 Golden Rules of Staff Communication during times of Change

6 Golden Rules of Staff Communication during times of Change

So what are the Golden Rules of Staff Communication? If communication is poor or inconsistent at best. That’s the culture you will get.  Poor, and your employees will be crawling through the internet looking for more attractive workplace options.

Then there is the issue of change.  As Councils across NSW move towards amalgamation and as the NDIS rolls down the road of the Community Sector, the only constant is change.

Change means knowing that nothing stays the same. And that to survive (and thrive!) people and Organisations need to make ongoing change their closest ally.

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Let’s Get Real!

Let’s Get Real!

Let’s Get Real! Recently ABC News reported that last weekend several thousand Australian women flocked to an Evangelical Christian conference in Sydney, devoted to what it means to be a ‘godly woman’. Part of the sermon was about having ‘long hair”.

One point was made by a keynote speaker, Ms Read, Dean of Women at the Presbyterian Christ College in Sydney was that.

“It might be more in line with God’s good design to have long hair because it was a visible sign of the difference between men and women in which God delighted.”

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Are you the ‘go to’ positive person at work?

Are you the ‘go to’ positive person at work?

Do you work with people who remind you of the walking dead? They drag themselves around, chin on the floor, un-engaged, un-involved and with nothing to say. That is, unless it’s something negative. If they’re like that at work, chances are they are equally unimpressive at home, but not always.  Perhaps they hate their job, dislike their boss, or find their colleagues equally as irritating. It is important to realize though, are you a positive person at work?

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