5 Conversations for Top Team Cultures

‘You don’t always need to be in the same room, you do need to be on the same page’

When you can listen deeply, challenge courageously and own your part, your team can truly be on the same page for high performance. This doesn’t mean more meetings or just being nicer, it demands a clear structure that tackles the specific human and strategic needs of your team – no matter how crazy things get.

About Justine Figo


If you want to move from slammed to strategic, delivering best practice demands the best thinking. Tapping into the best thinking depends on the real time, collective wisdom of the HR peers you respect, trust and admire.

Certified among the top HR executives in Australia, I am the founder of the HR Executive Co-mmunity. Members include over 250 values based leaders from some of Australia’s most complex organisations and biggest brands.

Want to learn more? You can connect with me on LinkedIn.

If you’re also hungry for practical people and culture tools, I’m also the author of two books: Connect Better Faster; & On the Same Page, 5 Conversations for Top Team Cultures. These books are not a magical solution to everything. They are based on studying the best of the best and take the things you should be doing doing succeed and make them real, practical and achievable.

Justine Figo BA, LLB (Hons), MOL, FCPHR

Conversations for Top Team Cultures


In a company with fewer than a thousand employees in Australia, every single role matters. It involves making sure that the behaviours of each individual are not just individual – but they're working as a team to get the best results

Diana Nadebaum

Chief People Officer, Gurner

When you've got a workforce of around 100,000 team members, it really is a full team effort. You all need to pull together

Lynley Corcoran

GM People and Culture Operations, Coles

The more corporate services can share and work together, the more it provides a much better outcome for our clients and customers

Phillip Vaughan

Chief People Officer, Monash University

You cannot simply say, "We decree that from now on, we will share. Amen."

Nicky Urban-Weiss

Director, Engineering Enablement, Zendesk

What you need is people willing to step up and ready to get in

Miranda Hewitt

Head of Employee Experience, UniSuper

Rather than looking too hard for silver bullets and gimmicky solutions, why don't we go back to basics and just talk to people using our own voice box

Raj Tapper

GM People and Culture, Cricket Australia

We realised how much progress we had made as a leadership team for people to feel confident to ask tricky questions

Rebecca Roberts

GM, People, BlueScope

We've taken a more holistic view of how we might work in the future

Michelle Ridsdale

Former Chief People Officer, Envato

There is a great level of respect in the team. We're all striving for the same outcomes. We're challenging each other. There's open dialogue. We make sure everyone's on the same page. We're not always in agreeance, but at the end of the day, we're getting to where we need to be.

Peggy North

Chief People Officer, Monash IVF Group

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