Increase your mental toughness

Volgens Articles

Eugene Brink   Life and work can be cruel sometimes and we all suffer disappointments and failures from time to time. Sometimes these setbacks occur in quick succession, and others appear to last a long time. However, they all hurt. We fail to deliver on deadlines, we miss our sales targets, we feel unfulfilled at […]

Lees meer

Tips to balance work and family

Volgens Articles

Anna-Marie Uys     In today’s productivity-driven society with double-income families, it is often difficult to find a balance between work and family. This problem has been associated with a number of dysfunctional outcomes – strained family relations, inefficiency at work, and poor physical and mental health. Finding the right balance isn’t always easy and may […]

Lees meer

3 big reasons why humour is key to work success

Volgens Articles

Anja van den Berg   An appropriate joke and a healthy sense of humour capture attention, lighten the mood, set positive expectations and motivate team members to be more productive. In a study from the Journal of Applied Psychology, a single instance where humour was applied successfully among work teams resulted in improved performance – […]

Lees meer

How to get enough sleep when you work shifts

Volgens Articles

Solette Swanepoel   According to a recent American study, a third of the country’s workers sleep less than six hours a night. The lack of sleep leads to a decline in productivity, which annually costs companies millions, not even to mention the health and safety risks associated with too little sleep. Johan Wepener, a fatigue […]

Lees meer

Mistakes in the workplace: Types and cures

Volgens Articles

Michelle Marnewick     It is not the end of the world if you make a mistake. We are all human and we all make mistakes. It is not always easy in the workplace to move on after a mistake, because sometimes the mistake has serious consequences. The most important thing is to take responsibility for […]

Lees meer

When over-exertion leads to burnout

Volgens Articles

Anja van den Berg     Your job is probably no exception: corporate South Africa is subject to turbulent changes, uncertainty and competition. Output and growth have to increase quarter by quarter and employees are under immense pressure to perform. Negative psychological reactions linked to work overload have become an acknowledged phenomenon and several studies […]

Lees meer

Tips for working from home

Volgens Articles

Kerry Hannon     Working without a traditional employer’s workspace, well, works for me on many levels – flexibility, autonomy, and not having to ask anyone permission to take a break to walk my dog are a few that come to mind. For others, the choice to commute or telecommute is not quite as tidy. […]

Lees meer

Five stupid rules that drive great employees away

Volgens Articles

Liz Ryan   It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!” Some organizations understand the connection between passion and performance, but a lot of them […]

Lees meer

Racial conflict in the workplace: Causes and cures

Volgens Articles

Luzette Botha     Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Furthermore, in a country, such as South Africa, racial conflict is probably one of the biggest challenges which confront us on a daily basis. The smallest thoughtless comment or action has the potential to develop into a big storm and may end up in court […]

Lees meer

Employer, how ethical is your conduct?

Volgens Articles

Michelle Marnewick   To behave ethically means doing the right thing in the right way for the right reasons. Doing something for the right reasons is just as important as doing the right thing. As managers of a company and the ones who have to set the example, it is of vital importance to conduct […]

Lees meer

Teken aan

Registreer

Wagwoord vergeet

Kitssoektog