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+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, General|

Organisational transparency

In 2014, an article published in the Journal of Management defined the behaviour of transparency. It was termed as "the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a sender". You will find a myriad of online and offline resources relating to such behaviour. Furthermore, they all point to a strong culture of good corporate governance. [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:14:08+00:00May 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends|

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+00:00February 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+00:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, General, Industry Trends|

Hosted services, mobility and time – lessons in efficiency

Making best use of hosted services means not only being able to work remotely, but managing your time better. The idea is to maximise available time for productive outputs. Working from anywhere via reliable connectivity is only the start. You also need to consider the most applicable tools for your requirements.   Hosted services are [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:47:04+00:00November 9th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|

Office etiquette still means plenty

Mention the words "office etiquette" to someone random. You'll most likely receive either a raised eyebrow or the rolling back of eyeballs. Yet consider that it's about politeness, manners and tolerance. Thus, it isn't hard to see why it's both easy and desirable.   Office etiquette is simple "Do unto others as you would have [...]

By |2017-09-08T08:28:40+00:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|

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+00:00August 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+00:00June 9th, 2017|General, Industry Trends|

Flexitime – it’s about planning and trust

One cannot underestimate building trust and utilising it in creative ways to boost both performance and satisfaction. The result? Most often, a lot of happiness. Where you start is less important than starting In October last year, we opened up about how employers could help cut down on traffic congestion. While it is impractical to [...]

By |2017-06-05T08:57:24+00:00April 12th, 2017|General, Industry Trends|

Soft skills: hiring for the best company fit

Roughly 18 months ago, we wrote about why soft skills are becoming as much of a commodity as knowledge-based skills. Due to this trend, more hiring opportunities worldwide consider these skills than ever before. We take a look at how you can leverage this movement into a powerful force which works to your benefit. Soft [...]

By |2017-04-05T08:58:43+00:00March 14th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|
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