Women entrepreneurs are a Covid-19 lifebuoy

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By Dr Eugene Brink It is axiomatic that female entrepreneurship still lags behind men in South Africa and around the globe. Cultural barriers and differing responsibilities between the genders are but some of the obstacles to the advancement of female-led businesses. Covid-19 has added another obstacle to the mix. A 2020 report by Morning Consult […]

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The influence of Covid-19 on workplace culture

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By Nico Strydom The Covid-19 pandemic obliged companies and organisations worldwide to find solutions for the sudden and widespread shift to online and remote working. “More than a year later it has become clear that the pandemic has had a permanent influence on perceptions and on how employees experience workplace culture,” according to Reynhardt Uys […]

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Job-hunting in the Covid-19 era

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By Dr Eugene Brink To most people, job-hunting and its concomitant tasks are not thrilling. In fact, the emotions associated with these duties range from dread to fear. Job-hunting in the Covid-19 era is even more daunting as many jobs, companies and sectors have started to disappear. This means less choice and more competition. Hence, […]

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The importance of creativity in the workplace

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By Essie Bester Today’s business world is characterised by a fast pace and is competitive in nature. Businesses are highly interested in inventions that can differentiate them from other businesses, but for new inventions and/or ways of doing things, fostering creativity is essential. As a manager you must grab the opportunity to take the lead […]

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Are you a contributor or a parasite at work?

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By Nico Strydom The Covid-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown which in certain cases brought about an unprecedented change in the work environment, also resulted in a distinction being made between employees who can be viewed as either contributors or as parasites in the workplace. “In society there are contributors and parasites. We make a contribution […]

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How to manage burnout during lockdown

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By Nico Strydom Lockdown burnout is a reality in the “new normal” of Covid-19. According to Prof. Renata Schoeman of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (Sasop), burnout is considered to be a work-related condition, but because of the lockdown and people working from home, the dividing lines between the home, the office and the […]

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