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How to Prepare for Emergencies

By |2019-09-27T13:04:34+10:00August 1st, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Fire, bomb scare, wall collapse, chemical spill - we all hope emergencies will not occur, but a sad fact of life is that they do. So we need to adopt procedures for use in emergencies well before they happen if we are to minimise their traumatic effects... 1. Install smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Some of the most common emergencies are fire-related. You can be prepared by taking some simple precautions. Contact your local fire service and ask them to visit your premises and provide advice on the strategic placement of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and other necessary precautions. Several smoke alarms and fire extinguishers will be required on most sites. The key is to install and maintain. Prepare a schedule that ensures you test your equipment on a regular basis. Clean the equipment annually and have regular alerts to check the efficiency of equipment and procedures. 2. Introduce procedures for bomb [...]

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Problem Solving Tips and Hints

By |2019-09-27T13:05:56+10:00October 2nd, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

In line with our past couple of blogs, we found a few more interesting things regarding problem solving that we thought may be useful to you. What is the problem - exactly? On a trip to a Marriott hotel, Bill Marriott, the son of the founder of the Marriott Hotel chain, noted that a particular dining room hostess was rated below standard by the guests. He asked the manager what the problem was. The manager didn't know but, when pressed, revealed that her pay was a few dollars below the going rate. To lift her weekly pay packet, he would need the approval of Marriott headquarters, but was apprehensive about asking. Bill Marriott knew the problem went further than simply a light pay packet. His analysis revealed this threefold problem: Firstly, head office had far too much control over the operation. Why shouldn't the manager be given the authority to [...]

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Five I’s of Motivation and more!

By |2019-09-27T13:05:58+10:00September 11th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Target Markets|

"Good managers don't motivate others. Motivation comes from within the individual. It is not something that one person does to another. What a manager must do is to find ways to enhance and reinforce the motivating forces within their employees. Employees who hear their bosses talking about motivating them may worry about being manipulated rather than motivated." Thomas Quick, The Managers Motivation Desk Book, John Wiley, NJ, 1985. Don't forget The Five-Is of motivation Interesting work. Not every aspect of a job can be interesting, but smart managers make sure that every job has interesting components. Information. Tell staff how the company makes money, how they’re doing at their jobs, and other information you can offer. Involvement. Let employees help make decisions. Independence. Give them a chance to work on their own, using a flexible schedule. Increased responsibility. More responsibility means more opportunities and more visibility in the company. All [...]

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