Business Culture

5 Top Tips How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Written by Josephine Palermo, Director of Geared for Growth, and co-Creator Higher Spaces We never expect people to act in ways that are disturbing or uncomfortable to us. When someone acts in this way we often ask ourselves “why did they do that!!??” Understanding what lies behind a behaviour is the key to knowing how …

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Doing business in times of uncertainty is like twirling your skirt

Written by Josephine Palermo, Director Geared for Growth, and co-creator Higher Spaces. During this very strange time of uncertainty, I often feel both optimistic and pessimistic. I err on moving forward which means taking calculated risks, and investing in, rather than contracting, my business efforts. I focus on challenging myself to be relevant in the …

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Shine a Light on Untapped Potential in Your Business

Written by Josephine Palermo, Geared for Growth and Co-Creator Higher Spaces Everyone loves free stuff. Most business owners don’t even know they have free resources at your fingertips! Untapped potential sits in your business cycles; your sales cycles; the relationships you have with your suppliers and partners; and your customers. There’s untapped potential in the ways …

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Advice: Finding Financial Relief for Businesses during COVID-19

Written by Josephine Palermo, co-Founder Higher Spaces Finding it difficult to navigate through the enormous amounts of information about financial relief the government is providing? So were we. So we asked Elis to help. In a recent Higher Spaces Lunch and Learn session Elis explained billions of dollars in relief packages for SME’s (Small/Medium Enterprise) …

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Working From Home, How Do You Make It Work?

Written by Josephine Palermo, Geared for Growth and Co-Creator Higher Spaces More and more people are searching for flexibility in their work. This often includes working from home; but how do you make that work for you and your staff? As a manager, how do you maintain social contact and team cohesion? How do you …

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Culture is everything, and I mean everything!

Written by Josephine Palermo, Geared for Growth and Co-Creator Higher Spaces I realised how important the ‘right’ co-working culture was when I opened my own co-working space with Shu Tan, . Creating an environment where people feel safe to explore and the challenge themselves is a primary aim for myself and Shu. We want to …

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