NEW PRIVACY ACT 

Due to come into effect - 1 December 2020

A new Privacy Bill, planned to replace the Privacy Act 1993 is poised to take effect 1 December, 2020. Over the 25 years since the original Act was passed, the rise of the internet and the digital economy has transformed business and government, and the use of personal information. Large quantities of data are readily stored, retrieved, and disclosed and can be easily sent around the world. This creates many benefits, but also new challenges for the protection of personal information.  The changes in the Bill will strengthen privacy protections. The reforms promote early intervention and risk management by businesses and organisations, rather than relying on people making complaints after a privacy breach has already happened.

Read the latest update from the Privacy Commissioner

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The importance of collaboration and communication

According to the Buffer 'State of Remote Report 2020', collaboration, communication and loneliness are the top two struggles remote workers face. Find out how using a collaborative platform like Microsoft Teams can remove this common remote worker struggle.  

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Build team trust with transparent communication 

A culture of trust is often the result of an autonomous team. One with access to strategy, project overviews and progress of objectives. Microsoft Teams supports open collaboration and transparent communication with the goal to leave no one out of the loop. 

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5 questions to ask yourself when micromanagement is taking over  

Leaning towards micromanagement in an effort to maintain control? To promote an effective trust culture, your team will fare better if working autonomously. Micromanagement won't help long term, what should matter are performance and communication.

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INTRODUCING MICROSOFT TEAMS

Introducing Microsoft Teams

 

WHAT IS MICROSOFT TEAMS?

Teams is a powerful collaboration tool to empower your teams to keep in touch and to stay productive, even when working remotely. With Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac or mobile device, you can:

  • Pull together a team
  • Use chat instead of email
  • Securely edit files at the same time
  • See likes, @mentions, and replies with just a single tap
  • Customise it by adding notes, web sites, and apps