Flexible work

November 25

“Imagine unlimited paid vacation and sick leave, with no mandated office hours. Chaos, right? Not according to a handful of award-winning employers profiled in a new report on effective workplaces.” Writes Katherine Reynolds Lewis of Fortune Magazine. Because of the recession, global economy and technology work has become more demanding and companies have begun to…

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Internet Service Providers!

November 21

After being promised by my service provider that my uncapped line was unshaped (The process of manipulating, managing or controlling portions of a network connection to the outside world and determining an allowed bandwidth consumption based on types of activities) I discovered that this was not the caseas I reached a point where I wasn’t…

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The currency in a business relationship

November 11

As I get older and have more extensive business dealings I realise how critical relationships are – both internal and external. A poor working relationship at any level can leave one feeling uncomfortable and unproductive. Understanding people and where they’re coming from as well as communication is vital to collaboration. Once you appreciate this you…

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Local is Lekker!

November 04

After returning from the UK many years ago I felt like the chorus of a Radiohead song – “What the hell am I doing here” I don’t belong here. And let me tell you it took me the better part of 2 years to come to terms with the fact that I was going to…

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Making it work

October 21

Lets face it; times are tough for most of us. It’s all a bit “touch and go” but stay above the bar and you can really shine. Ways to do this include focusing on costs, building revenue, investing in and focussing on your core business, communicating, not letting yourself down, not reducing prices, strengthening the…

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OFFICE vs OPEN PLAN

October 14

A very interesting article in The Mercury about Office Frustration inspired me to do some research which I found far too interesting not to share. Dr Vinesh Oommen of the Queensland University of Technology conducted a study on the effects of open-plan offices on workers’ mental and physical health in Australia. According to Terry Smyth,…

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