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Monday | 16 May | 2022 3 Steps to Ease Back into Business Travel

By Anja van den Berg Digital connection has quadrupled over the past two years, but face-to-face interaction still holds immense benefits in building new relationships, negotiating deals and creating strong teams. However, as the world reopens, there are some additional matters to consider as you evaluate the time and energy  … Read more

Monday | 25 April | 2022 When Trying To Come Across As Authentic, The Medium Is As Important As The Message

By Anja van den Berg In a post-Covid-19 world most workplace interactions occur at a distance. Technology offers us many communication choices, but all communication media are not created equal. An assistant professor of management, Andrew Brodsky, explored which virtual communication tools encourage emotional authenticity. Brodsky sought to find out  … Read more

Tuesday | 19 April | 2022 These skills a must in the future workplace

By Nico Strydom Over the past few years the workplace has changed significantly, with new work responsibilities having seen the light and resulting in skills that were valuable a decade ago perhaps no longer being relevant in the workplace today. There are skills that can be learnt, such as digital  … Read more

Monday | 11 April | 2022 3 Ways Leaders Can Build Connection in a Disconnected Workplace

By Anja van den Berg The Covid-19 pandemic pushed people into remote working and, while it kept us safe, it’s also leading to loneliness. Research shows that 65% of employees feel less connected to their co-workers. Employee disconnection is one of the main drivers of voluntary turnover, lower productivity, more  … Read more

Monday | 07 March | 2022 The exit interview– negative or positive?

By Wilma Bedford There’s no doubt that exit interviews can be a little nerve-wracking. Quitting your job was stressful enough. However, the exit interview doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing experience. In fact, this can actually be productive for both you and your employer. You just need to make sure  … Read more

Tuesday | 28 May | 2019 Things to consider when going into business with family and friends

By Dr Eugene Brink Going into business with family and friends could seem like the most natural thing to do. First off, you know and trust them already and these are some of the core elements of any successful business. Your bonds mean that there is more at stake than  … Read more

Tuesday | 07 May | 2019 How to address work-related problems

By Essie Bester The company you work for has decided to not appoint any new employees and your workload triples. Or you arrive at work and find out your boss has been asked to go. Perhaps your colleague has for the umpteenth time received credit for your hard work. Sound  … Read more

Tuesday | 07 May | 2019 Is your hairstyle sabotaging your success at work?

By Essie Bester “In an ideal work environment employees are assessed by their work performance only. In reality appearance is almost always taken into consideration unintentionally when a person’s suitability for a job is evaluated,” says Marie Lou Andre, a corporative-image consultant. And in the professional world, where first impressions  … Read more

Monday | 06 May | 2019 Coffee boosts teamwork among colleagues

By Essie Bester The most unusual team builder ever was recently discovered by researchers. It is that dark, bitter brew that makes meetings a whole lot sweeter ─ coffee. A new study by the University of California has revealed how coffee affects group dynamics: Coffee encourages positive feelings among team  … Read more

Tuesday | 30 April | 2019 When returning to work new parents should focus on these three things

 By Anja van den Berg Welcoming a new life into the world is a simple human reality. However, in today’s world of work the practicalities of becoming new parents are much more complex. The transition from female employee to mother and then to working mother is a significant shift in  … Read more

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