Current trends right now, due to both technology and the Covid crisis, have brought terms like the "fourth industrial revolution", "artificial intelligence", "digitalisation" and "the Internet of Things" strongly to the fore...
Shaun Barnes 7 Sep 2020
It's no surprise that January and February weigh in as the least productive months of the year with most South Africans still stuck in a post-holiday slump, which can last for several weeks...
20 Jan 2020
Is there a model for success? Are there things that successful people do, that others don't? Over the years I have had the good fortune of interacting and working with amazing people. During this time, I have also read extensively on the topic of building people and creating an environment that fosters growth. This has enabled me to develop the Competent Team Player Model that is used extensively throughout our organisation...
Jake Shepherd 28 Oct 2019
Increased complexity in the workplace requires specialisation when it comes to successfully completing multiple projects within the strict confines of deadlines and budgets...
13 Aug 2019
Productivity is often only measured in blue-collar environments, where staff clock in and out at specific times, and where very specific quotas are to be met within those times...
Khuthalani Khumalo 11 Feb 2019
New research by Momentum Corporate has revealed that presenteeism - the phenomenon when employees are at work but not productive due to distractions - is costing South African businesses an estimated R89bn per year...
10 Sep 2018
It is important to know that only motivated employees of a company can contribute to its growth, while the demoralized ones are liabilities and can be destructive, if care is not taken...
Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017
Only 53% of wage earners think their place of work helps their productivity...
24 Oct 2017
In this three-part series from the United Nations, we look at how partnerships in Africa spearhead growth across various industry sectors...
18 Sep 2017
Sitting and working at a desk for long hours may feel far removed from being a professional athlete but to improve at your job there is a principle you can borrow from them: rest.
11 Sep 2017
Whether in sports or in the workplace, it is a fact that team efforts are usually more effective than individual efforts. Poor teamwork results in low morale, loss of productivity, absence of trust, higher expenses and lost revenue.
Charles Mburugu 26 Jun 2017
If you're a small business owner looking to buy a new PC, these are nine tips to consider before making the purchase...
Chris Buchanan 13 Jan 2017
Have you ever seen something so cute you just want to cry? Or just hug and squeeze that little cute fuzzball on the screen? Well, you're not alone because there is actually a science to "cute"...
Beverley Klein 8 Dec 2014
There is no doubt that technology has changed the way we work. As a new generation of graduates gets ready to enter the workplace, the impact of technology has never been felt more keenly. This new generation of so-called Digital Natives has grown up with technology as an integral part of everyday life and rely on cellphones, computers and the Internet to communicate.
4 Feb 2013
At some point, we've all heard the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", the moral of which relates to those who are known to alarm others with imagined dangers, and the fact that they are less likely to be believed in the face of actual danger, possibly with dire consequences. In the medical world, this tale plays out in the concept of the sick role.
Chamendran Naidoo 23 Oct 2012
A large-scale South African survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics aimed to assess the extent to which nasal allergies impact on key aspects of life, including mood, romance, work productivity and relationships.
18 Sep 2012
NEW YORK, US: Though organisations spend significant resources to keep their computer networks protected from external security threats, significant security risks still remain as a result of the actions of their own employees, according to a recent Deloitte poll which surveyed nearly 1200 information technology and business executives across the United States.
26 Oct 2011
Paul Slot, debt counsellor and director of Octogen, provides some insights as well as cautionary words about the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on consumers' common sense and spending behaviour.
23 Jun 2010
Migraine Awareness Week, 3-9 September 2008, aims to educate the South African public about the prevalence and symptoms of migraine headaches as well as the treatment options available to people who suffer from this debilitating condition.
Issued by Idea Engineers 30 Jul 2008