Holiday technology: make it work for you

Arguably the biggest festive season is once again upon us. It's tempting to enjoy everything digital for its own sake. Yet some clever application of "holiday technology" makes it even more useful.   What is holiday technology? We're using the term very broadly here. At its simplest, we refer to any bit of hardware, software [...]

By |2018-12-11T14:31:26+00:00Dec 11th, 2018|Blog, General|

Building the right induction training

We would all like new additions to our organisations to be effective and efficient as soon as possible. Unless you've employed that person previously, no matter how much they research, they won't have intimate knowledge of your workings. Yet, induction training is a tool that we often overlook when creating better processes. This practice needs [...]

By |2018-10-18T14:48:29+00:00Oct 18th, 2018|Blog, General|

Technology brought worlds together at Comic Con Africa

We decided to examine how modern technology can create bridges between people, business and entertainment. The author was an attendee at Comic Con Africa, the first such convention to be held on our shores, taking place in Johannesburg on 14-16 September 2018. Armed only with a weekend pass and a data bundle for his mobile [...]

By |2018-12-07T09:30:50+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Blog, General|

ICT – Prepare the children for tomorrow

Previous posts have tackled both tertiary education initiatives as well as learning during your professional career. But we cannot overlook planning for a future. And that future, as most will agree, belongs largely to the following generations. There's stacks of material out there that covers the topic of what you should be teaching your offspring [...]

By |2018-08-24T08:38:53+00:00Aug 21st, 2018|General|

Not feeling great? Meditate!

Are you finding yourself struggling to focus at certain times of the day? Is your brain too saturated with all the work and people that you are dealing with? There's nothing as bad as knowing that you've got stuff to do, but it's taking you twice as long because of your lack of concentration. Don't worry, [...]

By |2018-04-19T10:37:02+00:00Apr 19th, 2018|Blog, General|

The KISS approach towards the small everyday wins

It's no coincidence that we bring up the subject of KISS during the month of Valentine's. Who doesn't love an approach that embodies efficiency and results? The concept of Keeping it Simple originated as a design principle back in the 1960s. Among its peers are popular variants such as "less is more" and Occam's Razor. [...]

By |2018-02-14T13:49:49+00:00Feb 14th, 2018|Blog, General|

Forward strategy: the next level

You've laid the foundation, set the bar and let everyone know what the organisation is in store for. What's left is your forward strategy - building continuity and achieving your vision, one step at a time.   What is forward strategy? At its most basic, forward strategy refers to the second ongoing part of the [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:13:31+00:00Dec 13th, 2017|Blog, General, Industry Trends|

Creating a harmonious workload balance

What is balance, and why should you aim for it? Suppose for a moment you are standing in a square room, with tables in each of the four corners. On each table sits one of your goals: something that you want to achieve, acquire or reach. With this scenario in mind, how would you know [...]

By |2017-08-10T12:35:05+00:00Aug 10th, 2017|Blog, General|

Communicate business strategy to staff for enhanced effects

Your company strategy may be the brainchild of your best strategic minds. It may even be the best possible path forward. But it probably won't come to a proper fruition unless everyone comprehends and accepts it. Why business strategy is for everyone to know You will struggle to move forward as a company if you [...]

By |2017-06-09T15:07:20+00:00Jun 9th, 2017|General, Industry Trends|
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