resourcesThis page is an on-going ‘work in progress’, updated from time to time with new ‘gems’       I pick up along the way.

Here you find links to articles, research and information snippets that are linked to services I offer, and that might be of interest to you or your organisation.

Some of the articles I have co-authored.

For other resources I share the links because they helped me take another step along my journey through learning, or because they gave me moments of enjoyment.



Employee Retention – Seven Strategies every Organisation should hang on to

Natalia D’Souza, 2013

Employee Relations – Seven Strategies


The Four Cornerstones of Development

Andrea Polzer-Debruyne, 2013

The Four Cornerstones of Development Whitepaper


Shift work interventions for reduced work-family conflict

Marie Gee Wilson, Andrea Polzer-Debruyne, Sophie Chen, Sonia Fernandes. Employee Relations, 2007, volume 29, number 2, pages 162-177.

Abstract and publication source


The organisational pay-offs for perceived work-life balance support

Stewart Forsyth & Andrea Polzer-Debruyne. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 2007, volume 45, pages 113-123

Abstract and publication source


Only Motivated Staff Need Stay

Stewart Forsyth & Andrea Polzer-Debruyne, Employment Today, April/May 2001

Only motivated staff need stay


Performance Appraisal – The Pay Off

Stewart Forsyth & Andrea Polzer-Debruyne. Employment Today, Jan/Feb 2001

Performance appraisal – the pay off


Increasing the meaning quotient of work

Susie Cranston & Scott Keller. Mc Kinsey Quarterly, January 2013

McKinsey article


Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy – Ted Talk

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

Video clip


TetraMap Origins and Legacy

Yoshimi and Jon Brett, the founders of TetraMap

TetraMap Video Clip


Motivating people – getting beyond money

Martin Dewhurst, Matthew Guthridge & Elizabeth Moor, 2009

The economic slump offers business leaders a chance to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses.

McKinsey article


Why appreciation matters so much

Tony Schwartz, Harvard Business Review Blog Network, 2012



Assessing the Costs of Work Stress

Jean-Pierre Brun & Christine Lamarche, Universite’ Laval, Quebec, 2006

Assessing the cost of workplace stress article