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Establishing a positive organizational culture, one in which employees and managers support one another, should be a top priority for organizations. Expressing praise and gratitude is particularly important for keeping up morale. Gratitude makes people feel valued, and positive feedback has been shown to mitigate the negative effects of stress on employee performance. Neuroscientists have even shown that the brain processes verbal affirmations similarly to financial rewards. As Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford, has been quoted as saying of his employees, “It’s all about appreciating them, respecting them and thanking them at every step of the way.” While the importance of expressing praise and gratitude for establishing a positive organizational culture is clear, our research suggests that people may not follow Mulally’s advice because they underestimate the positive impact of kind words on others.
We finished yesterday, the drafting of the Discussion Sheet about the management of invoices (inward and outward). This is part of the series of sheets for all members of the platform.  It will be available in the Resource Library and be part of the in-house resources that our members can access/download whenever they need. Combined with the mentoring, peer support, webinars, blog/newsletter and the training opportunities, our hope is the platform will support members to pursue their entrepreneurial potential...
This week we have booked a videographer to film our Patron, Dinesh Palipana.  The recordings will be of Dinesh talking about the importance of disability entrepreneurship and why he is excited to be involved with Enabled.vip. These recordings will be used in the upcoming webinar MS Queensland is hosting about the platform...
On Friday, Gary met with the CEO of MS Queensland (David Curd) and their Community Engagement Manager (Natalie Walsh).  Amongst the topics discussed was the current state of Enabled.vip, future plans and how the platform could fit in with the strategic plans/objectives of MS Queensland.  It was a thoroughly energising and constructive discussion. It also provided useful ideas for how the platform could connect with some other like-minded entities...
Recently we met with Mr Dwayne Fernandes, from Minds at Play, to discuss the overlaps between Minds at Play and the Enabled.vip platform. Dwayne is a thoroughly impressive and nice guy. We not only hope to keep in touch with him, we think he would be a terrific speaker at one of our webinars. The plan is that we will conduct one webinar every month, inviting different speakers to talk about their endeavours, ideas and approaches. The intention here is that these events will be inspiring, useful and excellent food for thought for members...
How can dogs help people living with disability find work? A quick trip to Clear Paws Dog Salon is the place to find out. Chris, Pat and Mitch took Kia Handley through the salon introducing them to some very cute customers! The webpage includes a streaming link to listen to the programme.
We are currently working on the discussion sheets for the members' Resource Library. Community of Practice Invoice management These are resource documents to assist our members to establish and operate an enterprise....
Fiverr is currently conducting a competition in Australia for a small business to win space on a new billboard.  Needless to say, we have entered Enabled.vip into the competition.  Listing on a billboard would be a great way to promote the platform to the three audiences we are hoping to reach...
[Post extract]Here, we aim to share insights from a group of Griffith University researchers and a consumer reference group, who worked together on a research project during the development of materials and methods, as well as in the dissemination of research outcomes. The research project we conducted aimed to explore the research experience of people with acquired disability. We wanted to understand what researchers could do better to be more inclusive of people who are often described as vulnerable or marginalised by the National Statement and subsequently Human Research Ethics Committees. We wanted to know how to best include them as participants in, rather than subjects of, research.[/Post extract] Enabled.vip's CEO Dr Gary Allen co-authored this post about effective reference groups in disability research.
We are thrilled to report the platform is listed on the great DLI Business Directory. It can be found at https://disabilityleaders.com.au/business-directory/1406/enabled-vip/ and can be viewed by the public. This is a great way to lift the profile of the platform in the disability sector.
[NEWS SNIPPET] Dozens of major health, corporate, sporting and charity Facebook pages have been blocked after being caught up in the social media giant’s decision to ban news publishers in response to the Morrison government’s proposed media bargaining laws. [/NEWS] What is forgotten in all the posturing between the politicians, the Murdoch press and big tech, is the harm caused to Australians who live with a disability and people living with a chronic medical condition. We are not footballs in their silly games...
This week the platform became a formal member of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.  This provides us with access to news, resources, professional development opportunities and a say in matters relating to the Queensland social enterprise space.  In addition to the impressive membership certificate, it provides further credibility and standing for the platform.

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