I always thought that you were either creative or not. I also felt that I had an uncanny ability to determine whether an applicant would be a good planner or not. Either you had it or you didn't. Boy was I wrong.
By Sid Peimer 22 Nov 2013 06:40
Gamification can make training in the workplace faster, more effective and less expensive.
By Danette Breitenbach 23 Oct 2013 07:58
Leading organisations centre everything they do on consumer insight. Most marketers understand the importance of real, deep, intuitive insight into their markets - it helps them create messaging that resonates and produce products and services that meet functional, emotional and social needs.
By Al Mackay 4 Sep 2013 07:00
The potential of our growing consumer market is massive, our population is young and the labour force is expanding. There are positive indicators of growth acceleration, and opportunities and challenges present themselves to unlock potential in agriculture, retail, resources and infrastructure.
By Frik Landman 26 Aug 2013 13:31
He was one of the most popular and prolific writers of our time. He started out writing westerns, then turned his talents to crime fiction.
By James Hurford 23 Aug 2013 06:43
A few weeks back I had a slight altercation with a colleague. We work in publishing together and write content for our clients on a daily basis. The gripe was over (and when is it not?) a missing apostrophe that I was adamant needed to be there.
By Leigh Crymble 26 Jul 2013 05:01
They all suffer from the same basic problem: The successful executive who wonders why his social life is in disarray; the office worker who always produces but never seems to get promoted; and the intellectual with three advanced degrees who wonders why much stupider people are in charge of the operation.
By Douglas Kruger 16 Jul 2013 16:57
You may not think that you need to market yourself in the workplace, but if you're experiencing any of the following signs, you may just need to rethink your stance.
By Donna Rachelson 27 Jun 2013 13:01
It's no coincidence that people who write well do well. Writing well is one of the best ways to advance your career, no matter what it might be.
By James Hurford 11 Jun 2013 10:33
Following the success of the African budget smartphone, Microsoft produced a smartphone targeted specifically at the African mobile market, the Huawei 4Afrika, which was released in February 2013. Since the launch of this smartphone, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of students and even staff making use of smartphones to assist in learning.
By Kirsty Chadwick 17 May 2013 09:59
Often, in business or personal encounters with other people, we hear the phrase, "So, tell me a bit about yourself." Yet many of us don't have a well-packaged answer ready. And that means that we miss out on an opportunity to quickly convey all the most important things we want people to know about us. Instead, we ramble and leave out key bits of information.
By Donna Rachelson 23 Apr 2013 14:33
From Amoeba to Icon; where do you currently rank in your industry's natural progression? In this piece, I walk you through the seven stages of development as you strive to position yourself as an industry expert. [video]
By Douglas Kruger 13 Apr 2013 06:31
Recent research from US web-based training company certifyme.net indicates that 77% of American corporations use online learning. The research also reported that organisations save up to 70% on training costs when they replace classroom-based learning with e-learning.
By Kirsty Chadwick 7 Apr 2013 05:48
As more and more companies line up to enter Africa, the world's second most populous continent with a rising middle class of more than 300 million, companies with language localisation strategies will enjoy early-mover advantage.
By Ian Henderson 12 Mar 2013 10:31
Stuck away at the far end of Africa, Design Indaba provides some much-needed perspective on our craft. Nothing replenishes a jaded inspiration better than an annual shot of pure cultural energy from New York's design elite.
By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2013 08:37
With information and media channels currently at critical mass, clarifying the state of design today has become more important than ever. Many of Design Indaba day-one speakers demonstrated how design thinking is showing the ways for business and even governments to balance traditional best practices with new uncharted technological territories.
By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2013 08:30
TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent.
By Craig Wilson 25 Feb 2013 10:58
Africa is a continent burdened with shortages that result from years of political instability, ethnic conflict, climate change, colonisation and other man-made mechanisms. It is evident that regions plagued by extreme poverty usually equate to extreme isolation and now mobile technology is attempting to breach the communication gap between the 'have' and 'have not' that results from years of social and economic separation.
By Yusuf Begg 6 Feb 2013 10:09
No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.
By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33
Colloquially, the word hyper is often used to convey over-the-top or excessive behaviour - as in "those blue Smarties made my child/dog/girlfriend really hyper". Additionally, over the last three or four decades, it has also come to mean linked. For the purposes of trend prediction, I will go out on a limb and predict that, from 2013, hyper will replace mega, uber and even inter as an urban prefix of choice.
By Terry Levin 30 Jan 2013 11:30
Increasingly, people are valuing intangibles benefits of a job over the bottom-line salary. 2013 will be the year where recruitment and talent retention are governed by the environment and not simply the pay check.
By Greg Schneider 18 Jan 2013 11:37
I'm quite new to education, but completely immersed and have much to say. I thought I'd focus my crystal ball on a broad range of education industry issues, and wanted to avoid at all costs penning another "Have you heard about Khan Academy?" piece, (But now that that's done)...
By Josh Adler 18 Jan 2013 10:58
Belatedly, sales - long the corporate stepchild - is emerging not only as a topic worthy of academic and executive attention but also as the business function where substantive improvement is not only doable but also capable of delivering extremely attractive improvements in shareholder returns.
By Peter Gilbert 17 Jan 2013 12:10
Looking back at the internal communication landscape in South Africa over the past year, and the trends that we are implementing in dozens of companies across Africa, here are some of the highlights of what can be expected in this specialised discipline in 2013.
By Daniel Munslow 16 Jan 2013 10:59
In reviewing the past few years from an events perspective, I'm tempted to ask: "Where did all the fun go?" As both the South African and the international events industries have grown, developed, matured and become increasingly competitive - all within the context of the global economic crisis - I might be forgiven for thinking that the game plan has changed.
By Karen Ashwin 16 Jan 2013 10:40
Here's my list of old 'new' language rules for 2013: things that have evolved over the last few years, things pro writers are using in certain contexts and things you will see more and more in today's writing, now that you know what to look for. [Please note: the listed items are to be used only in light of the mini-disclaimer at the bottom.]
By Tiffany Markman 15 Jan 2013 12:05
The following is a breakdown of social media marketing trends for 2013.This year I take a look at both external (the youth market) and internal (business marketing efforts) trends that I predict will play a crucial role in further cementing the role of social media marketing in the overall marketing strategies for most brands and businesses seeking to effectively engage the youth market through social media platforms.
By Bradley Maseko 15 Jan 2013 01:02
Over the last few years, I've focused my efforts mainly on personal branding and marketing, but as I've worked with organisations I've come to understand the importance of effective team branding too.
By Donna Rachelson 27 Nov 2012 12:26
Malawi government on Friday asked graduating students from the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) to be innovative and to try self-employment instead of waiting on Malawi's small media industry to take them on board.
By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:33
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has trained Malawi journalists on child reporting. An initiative MISA programme specialist for Media Freedom Monitoring and Research, Levi Kabwato describes as an on-going effort towards empowering journalists to report informatively and positively on children and child rights.
By Gregory Gondwe 16 Nov 2012 10:59
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