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Adam Fennessy

How to Champion Change in the Workplace

We spoke with Adam Fennessy, husband, father of three, Victorian Public Sector Commissioner at Victorian Public Sector Commission, to find out more about his experience of championing change in the workplace.

parental leave handover

Worried your parental leave replacement will be better than you?

Almost every person I’ve ever coached in the lead up to parental leave has shared with me one of two things. Either, they want the person who’s performing their role to be good…but not quite as good as them. Or, their work is being distributed amongst their whole team…how will they get it back when they return from parental leave?

Mother and child

Think twice before asking same-sex parents these 11 questions

“I’ve been asked lots of inappropriate questions that are really none of people’s business. For example, a colleague in a different department asked how I’d negotiated to have my wife carry our two children. Specifically, ‘How’d you get out of that one?’
(Laura Mullan, She/Her, PwC)

Care to Flex, or Flex to Care?

All Roles flex has long been heralded as the holy grail of gender equality. And with good reason – it increases female participation in the workforce and aids work life balance. Yet workplaces have struggled, until recently, to mainstream it effectively, with many managers acting as the flexibility gatekeepers for those (primarily working mothers) seeking to balance their paid work with their [unpaid] caring responsibilities.

In the spirit of Human Grace

The stories of racial discrimination that we see here and overseas, serve as a reminder of the responsibilities that come with our unearned privilege. Right now, that responsibility starts with -dadirri – deep listening, out of respect.

A Firm Approach to Flexibility

Research shows that employees who can balance their lives are happier and more productive, with organisations like EY leading the way.

Life in iso: Blurred Lines

Since workplaces and the education system requisitioned our homes last month, just where work and school/learning begins and ends is a mystery. Kids, pets and partners are part of our team meetings (dressed or not); and most of us can’t even remember what day it is. Put simply, the boundaries have become blurred…