Jarrod McGrath Blog
I’ve spent the last 20 years working with organisations around the world to help them better manage their people in the rapidly evolving business landscape that we all find ourselves in. I’m passionate about putting people first in all situations and my writing, speaking and commentary focuses on how we can do this through innovative thinking, embracing digital and being brave enough to embrace new operating models.

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Jarrod McGrath

My name is Jarrod McGrath and I’ve spent the last 20 years working with organisations around the world to help them better manage their people in the rapidly evolving business landscape that we all find ourselves in. I’m passionate about putting people first in all situations and my writing, speaking and commentary focus on how we can do this through innovative thinking, embracing digital and being brave enough to embrace new operating models.

Stemming Australia's Productivity Slide

Australian government and organisational leaders would have been disappointed, but perhaps not surprised, that productivity has hit its lowest level...

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To create change, we need to stem Australia's productivity slide

Jarrod McGrath | To create change, we need to stem Australia's productivity slide

The Productivity Commission's long-awaited five-year report found Australia is the most unproductive it's been in 60 years, with productivity falling...

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Aged care must have support

Aged care must have support

In this blog that I wrote for The Daily Telegraph, discover the urgent need for systemic changes and top-down frameworks to secure the future of...

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How Dr. Seuss Inspired a culture of Inclusivity and Collaboration

It’s all well and good stating the need to establish a culturally inclusive office, but implementing such a strategy with practical tactics is not...

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Jarrod McGrath on Startup Daily

Jarrod McGrath on Startup Daily

I had the opportunity to join Simon from Startup Daily to discuss Smart WFM's global expansion and our innovative 'follow the sun' workforce...

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Winning the war on talent by building serious digital muscle

Winning the war on talent by building serious digital muscle

Explore my analysis on global workforce evolution, first published on People Matters. This piece discusses digital readiness's pivotal role, the...

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Jarrod McGrath on Future of Australia Podcast

"From High School Dropout to Published Author Running the Fastest Growing Human Capital Management Company in Australia" On Episode 56 of the “Future...

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The knowledge worker dilemma – why we’re struggling with productivity

The knowledge worker dilemma – why we’re struggling with productivity

Read Jarrod's blog, originally published on HRWorld SEA, about the challenges hindering productivity growth in the Asia-Pacific region and explore...

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Tech industry would do well to remember we're not all knowledge workers

Tech industry would do well to remember we're not all knowledge workers

Read the intriguing paradox of Australia's tech industry in my article for The Australian Business Review. I explore the surprising decline in...

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Do your people say 'we' or 'they' when talking about their job?

Do your people say 'we' or 'they' when talking about their job?

In my article for People Matters Magazine, I explore how the pandemic has fundamentally altered workplace environments. The shift away from...

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Jarrod's Digital Workforce 2nd Edition; like the first, but better

HR wisdom in the age of COVID-19 Ausbiz get a few chapters of HR wisdom in an age of COVID-19 from the mouth of Smart WFM's Founder and CEO Jarrod...

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We versus they: How COVID-19 has completely changed our concept of a workplace (Clone)

We versus they: How COVID-19 has completely changed our concept of a workplace (Clone)

In this blog, I discuss the evolving dynamics of the workplace, emphasising that traditional perks like corner offices and financial compensation are...

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