Is remote working killing corporate culture?

With the majority of people working from home these days, there are less team and one-on-one interactions with the majority of communications being done almost entirely online. Some concerns that are already being flagged in organisations are that of: “employees are increasingly disconnected and as a result, projects can take longer to complete. New hires are […]

How to kill your employees quickly!

Recently Alibaba founder Jack Ma caused a stir with his endorsement of his 9-9-6 schedule – working 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week. He even went as far as saying the opportunity to heavily overwork was a “blessing” It’s no secret that tired workers make more mistakes and have more accidents not […]

How real is the loneliness in your team?

We all know remote working has had a large impact on our mental health with loneliness being cited as the most common emotion being experienced by entrepreneurs, leaders and employees. This can cause us to withdraw and be less committed, creative, collaborative and attentive, and both the quality and quantity of our work can deteriorate. Loneliness has also […]

Parents work experiences have a direct impact on their children

Parenting

Parents work experiences have a direct impact on their children Did you know parents experiences at work have a direct impact on their children’s development? Research shows that children’s developmental outcomes are directly and significantly affected by their parents’ work lives. Children of employees who had more-positive work experiences such as supportive supervisors and coworkers in […]

Bringing the human into our digital meetings

Bringing the human into our digital meetings Digital meetings are very different to meeting in person, we miss the real essence of human connection and can miss many of the subtle cues we would have potentially picked up when being in front of someone such as body language, facial expressions and the energy/vibe of the […]

Breaking The Myth Of Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Breaking The Myth Of Gender Based Violence (GBV) Whether we want to admit it or not, gender based violence happens on a daily basis in our homes, communities and businesses. The COVID pandemic has just put a spotlight on this pandemic due to the spike in both divorce and GBV stats globally as a result of being […]

Together We Can Stop and Eradicate Abuse (GBV)

Together We Can Stop and Eradicate Abuse (GBV) In South Africa, one-in-five women is reported to be a victim of domestic violence or abuse at some point in her life – this is amongst the highest incidences anywhere in the world. According to a 2014 study by KPMG, gender-based violence (GBV) costs SA between R28.4bn and […]

3 key skills you will need in #20won

3 key skills you will need in #20won Last year was supposed to be the year of #20plenty. This year, let it be the year of #20won Let this year be the year where we win the war against:: The COVID virus Remote / hybrid working becoming acceptable and not just because of the pandemic. […]

3 Ways To Have A Courageous Conversation

3 Ways To Have A Courageous Conversation There are times when we need have to have a serious conversation with someone whether it is our partner, a friend or a work colleague. It’s one of those conversations where we need to be open and honest, not only with ourselves but also with the person in […]

Building Relationships In The Workplace

Building Relationships In The Workplace Why would I want to establish healthy relationships in the workplace when I have my own friends and family? Corporate relationships are very similar to our personal relationships. We don’t realise it but there is very little difference between work and personal relationships – the basic principles are the same. […]