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Professional Scientists Australia has announced the awarding of the 2015 Science Upskill scholarship to two highly-deserving recipients to coincide with Science Week.
We expect it to meet our needs and complain when it doesn’t. We expect to it to perform tasks that would have been impossible just a few years ago and not even imagined when older colleagues began their working lives. We expect to interact with technology easily and for technology to anticipate what we need from it.
Feedback on how you’re going at work makes an essential contribution to your development as a professional because it provides insights into how you and your work are experienced by others. Used wisely, what you learn from feedback can improve working relationships, increase productivity and enable change.
This year the Professionals Australia Managers’ scholarship has been awarded to Alf Grigg, a Victorian-based Professional Engineer who joined Professionals Australia in 1975. He is planning to undertake the AIM Coaching and Mentoring course.
Change fatigue is a condition characterised by lingering mental and physical tiredness associated with organisational change. The sufferer feels neither excitement nor optimism about the change. Change fatigue is increasingly prevalent and it’s a cause of much unhappiness, unnecessary stress and productivity loss.
Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton welcomed the Government’s response but noted concerns about the lack of recognition that smart, original, creative, passionate people are at the heart of any successful STEM strategy.
The recently released CEDA report – Australia’s future workforce – has found that almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs were threatened by increased computerisation and automation over the next two decades – and up to 60 per cent in regional areas.
Whilst some professionals have a clear view of how they want to spend their retirement, many more reach the later part of their full-time working life with little idea of what retirement might look like for them. And all too often, professionals approach the end of their full-time working life preoccupied with concerns about how long their retirement savings will last and whether they can actually afford to retire.