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Case Study: A non-profit seeks member feedback on a key discussion paper

By Pax Republic on Sep 23, 2020 5:38:08 PM

A non-profit member alliance needed to galvanise a well-informed, united advocacy front on the health impacts of climate change in the run up to the federal election.

Members gave feedback on a pivotal discussion paper using Platos online forums.

It saved them carbon, thousands of dollars and weeks of time that would have been spent conducting surveys, face-to-face sessions and calling for written submissions. Read more.

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Spying on your people diminishes us all - and it’s lousy data

By Pax Republic on Sep 15, 2020 11:16:30 AM

Written by Barbara Sharp and Aishah Hamzah

Are employees working as effectively from home as they were in the office? The bigger question: should you be tracking them to find out?

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Topics: employee engagement productivity Inclusive leadership
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Case Study: University students debate freedom of speech on campus

By Pax Republic on Aug 28, 2020 4:16:38 PM

Platos gives a university a safe, moderated place for students to debate the extent and limits on freedom of speech on campus. Including students' views this way gave the university valuable feedback on how to draft a new, stronger Student Code of Conduct. Read more.

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Case Study: A university explores staff stories of workplace culture

By Pax Republic on Jul 20, 2020 4:24:43 PM

A university used Platos to explore gender equity, diversity and culture in the workplace. They turned their staff's candid and freely-given stories into data for precise, "trustable" action. Read more.

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Case Study: A university dives deep into student mental health

By Pax Republic on Jul 10, 2020 6:14:51 PM

Increased reporting of mental health issues for students meant a prominent university was concerned to meet their duty of care obligations. They used Platos to hear directly from students what they were experiencing, and exactly how, when and why university practices and services impacted them. Read more.

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Case Study: A medical profession gives members a voice on harassment

By Pax Republic on Jul 1, 2020 1:44:32 PM

Confronting allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying within a regional surgical profession aired on a prominent current affairs program. The professional body governing the conduct of surgeons needed to respond and act fast.

Using Platos, they heard from all members, especially the most vulnerable, and were able to understand what was going on, why it was happening and how to fix it. Read more.

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The Pax Podcast: Episode 2 | Anonymity + Psychological safety: The keys to candid, reliable feedback

By Pax Republic on Jun 30, 2020 1:32:47 PM


Episode 2: anonymity + psychological safety
the keys to candid, reliable feedback


In our second episode, Tim Offor and Aishah Hamzah discuss how anonymity can work for garnering insight online (despite its bad reputation). They also chat about how leaders can use anonymity to their advantage if they're seeking reliable people data to act on. (Read transcript)

Topics: The Pax Podcast
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Case Study: A global insurance company's Culture Risk Audit

By Pax Republic on Jun 23, 2020 6:52:04 PM

A global insurance company used Platos to find out precisely what their biggest vulnerabilities were, in which divisions, why they existed, and how to fix them. Find out how.

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The Pax Podcast: Episode 1 | COVID-19 is changing online communication

By Pax Republic on Jun 17, 2020 2:06:57 PM

Episode 1: COVID-19 is changing online communication


In our first episode, Barbara Sharp and Aishah Hamzah chat about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed online communication, and what this means for leaders who need to stay connected with their people. (Read transcript)

Topics: The Pax Podcast
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Case Study: A global consulting firm's Wellbeing Forum

By Pax Republic on Jun 16, 2020 3:29:16 PM

A global consulting firm used Platos to find out why 30% of their consultants in a practice division were leaving, and how to best support them. They saved millions. Find out how.

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The politics of Voice

By Barbara Sharp, CEO on May 31, 2020 6:04:17 PM

The concept of voice is both literal and abstract. You can hear voice with your ears. You give voice with your mouth.

Topics: Asynchronous communication Stakeholder voice Trolling
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Deliberative tech - an oxymoron?

By Barbara Sharp, CEO on May 31, 2020 5:37:32 PM

Our deliberation platform – Platos – is, at its most prosaic, a digital room where people can talk about stuff, important stuff.

Topics: Stakeholder voice Trust Inclusive leadership
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Employee voice - the key to an engaged workforce

By Pax Republic on Jul 30, 2019 12:04:26 PM

In a narrow sense, Employee Voice is the means by which employees communicate their views on employment and organisational issues to their employer. But, more broadly, it really describes the extent to which an organisation’s people can, and are willing to, speak up about the issues of importance to them.

Topics: employee engagement workplace engagement employee voice
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The feel-good myth of ’management by walking around’

By Pax Republic on Jul 30, 2019 11:57:17 AM

It’s a business school tenet – popularised by Tom Peters – but it’s not a concept that’s exclusive to Western business school dogma. It’s embedded in organisational culture in different ways all around the world.

Topics: employee engagement employee voice management tom peters
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Employee engagement - and why it matters

By Pax Republic on Jul 30, 2019 11:44:55 AM

Employee Engagement can be defined as the level of commitment a worker puts towards achieving the company’s goals. Investopedia claims that “an engaged employee is in it for far more than a paycheque”.

Topics: employee engagement workplace engagement productivity

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