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Posts by Dan Polifiore

Power Distance in a global economy

In an increasingly globalised economy, businesses are operating in an environment no longer bound by borders. Thus, making international operations and expansion into foreign markets more of a probability than ever before. Add the COVID-19 pandemic in the picture, and international borders have become even less of a hurdle…

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5 Tips to Fight Meeting Burnout

Flexible aka hybrid aka remote workforces and work practices have quickly become the accepted way to keep working. But video fatigue is a real thing, so Dan’s about to jump up on his soap box and give us a few ideas about how to make the endless Teams meetings more meaningful.

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Changing Minds: Hours vs. Outcomes?

man running looking at his watch and losing papers; a clock on the wall pointed to 7:18

COVID-19 has taught us a lot so far… Society at large doesn’t like being ‘locked-down’ in their own homes… Face masks are significantly less popular in mainstream society than we thought… You can eat a lot more food if you’re home all the time… There aren’t as many ways to make ‘coronavirus’ or ‘rona’ funny…

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Remote Working… Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

One of the most exciting benefits of the Modern Workplace is flexible or remote working.  The idea of being at your workplace from 9 to 5 is from way back in the industrial revolution, lingering around for far too long like a hangover in your mid 30s.     There have been so many advances in…

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Effective Questioning

At risk of straying off-topic before I even establish the topic, I’d like to point out that I like motorsport, I’m an Essendon Bombers supporter, and I really like absurdist comedy like ‘Flying High’ or Monty Python. Chances are a lot of you don’t agree with me on these points, including my partner who still…

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Making The Most of Your Surface Hub/Army Knife

I was given a real Swiss army knife for my 21st birthday. Corkscrew, three different blades, tweezers, mini pliers, can opener, scissors, mini saw, all in one. It even had a toothpick – no kidding.   I truly loved that thing. I even named it ‘Ted.’ The name held no significance except that it had…

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The Importance of Proactive Communication

Recently I had a conversation with a friend of a friend around their business and the fact they had lost 5 of their most senior team members in the last 3 months.   This is a devastating statistic for any business, let alone a small/medium business like they are running.   They were discussing the…

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Dan’s Travel Tips for Work-Traveling Parents

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time travelling. I spent about 10 years as a touring musician and Tour Manager, but I’ve also spent a lot of time travelling for work, both domestically and internationally. For the most part, I’ve had a blast. I’ve been lucky enough to see different parts of the world, and many…

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