Amanda Wallis

Neurodiversity in the workplace: Different not less

April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance/Celebration month, making now a good time to talk about neurodiversity in the workplace, as an opportunity for organisations and their people to thrive. Neurodiversity refers to the idea that some brains work quite differently to others and encompasses a range of diagnoses (sometimes referred to [...]

2021-03-26T10:26:19+13:00March 26th, 2021|

Burnout: The who, what, and why – and how do we reduce risk?

Last year, working New Zealanders and Australians reported that they were spending more time working late compared to 2019 (89% of people vs 81%). The biggest barriers to their productivity were high workloads and having to attend too many meetings. In line with this, nearly half of New Zealand [...]

2021-03-01T09:37:00+13:00March 1st, 2021|

“I can’t keep doing this!”: Five ways to reduce personal burnout risk

If stress from work is leading to recurring thoughts in your mind like, “I can’t keep doing this” or “Stuff this, I’m quitting”, it’s possible that you’re experiencing the WHO-defined “organisational phenomenon” called burnout. And, unfortunately, a lot of New Zealanders share the same experience – with up to [...]

2021-03-01T08:57:17+13:00March 1st, 2021|

Rethinking employee wellbeing in 2021

During 2020, an estimated 81% of New Zealand company boards discussed workplace mental health issues – a large spike compared to 2019 where only 62% of boards discussed the mental health of their employees. The discussion around mental health and wellbeing has risen to the forefront of business strategy [...]

2021-02-01T09:40:28+13:00January 26th, 2021|