Unexpected revelations for organisational success

Here’s our 2014 New Year resolution, compliments of Mrs Jones, the 92 year old internet darling, still smiling and happy to wake up each morning for the simple pleasure of being alive.

At Slade Group, we think The Mrs Jones List is just as true for Organisational Wellbeing as it is for the individual.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

  • Free your heart from hatred
  • Free your mind from worries
  • Live simply
  • Give more
  • Expect less

Can you argue with any of them?

We thought about how they apply to the world @work:

  1. Free your heart from hatred – accomplished teams outstrip toxic organisations.
  2. Free your mind from worries – only sweat the stuff you can control and deliver.
  3. Live simply – don’t blame lack of resources on your lack of success.
  4. Give more – it comes back in bucket loads.
  5. Expect less – and then be pleasantly surprised. Remember consistent 10% – 20% year on year growth delivers a phenomenal compound growth.

Go on, add your tried and trues to the Mrs Jones list.

Anita Ziemer

Anita Ziemer is Executive Director of Slade Group and a Director of The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. In a career spanning roles working in government, not-for-profit, public company and the SME sector, Anita has a broad view of the landscape of Australians at work. She was Chairman of Melbourne Girls Grammar School, a Director of Kidspot through to its sale to News Ltd, and founding director of nexthire. She has B.Applied Science and an Adv Dip Screenwriting. She was Associate Producer of Summer Coda a 2010 Australian Indie feature film.

Anita has a major interest in serving the community and has held the following pro bono positions:

  • Melbourne Girls Grammar, School Council (Chairman 2011) 2009-2015
  • Melbourne Grammar School, Council’s Marketing Sub-Committee 2005-2009
  • Member, St Paul’s Restoration and Renewal Appeal 2003-2004
  • Board Member, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia 2002-2010
  • Co-education Chair, YPO/WPO 1994, 2001-2002
  • Council Member, Christ Church Grammar School 1995-2002
Anita Ziemer
Executive Director
Slade Group
Level 10, 333 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9235 5100

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