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Engineering business success in 2023: Business Acumen

Engineering business success in 2023: Business Acumen

To deal with current and future challenges, it is crucial that your business makes the right decisions at each level of the organisation. Strengthening the business acumen of your workforce can help reduce the risk of false assumptions and uninformed decisions, in so doing, future-proofing your business. But what is business acumen, and what skills should you focus on developing to set yourself and your organisation up for success?

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Eliciting the deep relaxation response

Eliciting the deep relaxation response

The stress response has historically helped the vulnerable human species survive in a volatile world filled with danger. However, in our interconnected and high-paced phase of modernity, people increasingly find it difficult to put the brakes on stress. Chronic stress leads to life-threatening physical and mental health problems. In this article we briefly unpack the stress response and then look at how the relaxation response offers a helpful solution.

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Is unconscious bias holding your business back?

Is unconscious bias holding your business back?

Diversity, equity and inclusivity are on the top of the agenda for organisations globally. However, simply making policies and establishing codes of conduct are not enough. For real positive change to be effected, leadership and employees alike need to become aware of the unconscious biases ingrained in their thinking and in their organisational cultures. In this article we take a brief look at unconscious bias. What is it, and how may it negatively impact your business success?

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Engineering business success in 2023: Business Acumen
Engineering business success in 2023: Business Acumen

To deal with current and future challenges, it is crucial that your business makes the right decisions at each level of the organisation. Strengthening the business acumen of your workforce can help reduce the risk of false assumptions and uninformed decisions, in so...

read more
Eliciting the deep relaxation response
Eliciting the deep relaxation response

The stress response has historically helped the vulnerable human species survive in a volatile world filled with danger. However, in our interconnected and high-paced phase of modernity, people increasingly find it difficult to put the brakes on stress. Chronic stress...

read more
Is unconscious bias holding your business back?
Is unconscious bias holding your business back?

Diversity, equity and inclusivity are on the top of the agenda for organisations globally. However, simply making policies and establishing codes of conduct are not enough. For real positive change to be effected, leadership and employees alike need to become aware of...

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Techno App – a smart community application for Techno Park
Techno App – a smart community application for Techno Park

Techno Park Stellenbosch is excited to move into the era of mobile applications with the launch of Techno App - a smart community application for Techno Park Stellenbosch.    The era of mobile applications   It is difficult to conceive that it has been a mere...

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Navigating uncertainty with a Stoic mindset
Navigating uncertainty with a Stoic mindset

Dealing with uncertainty is a central part of running a business. But an inability to effectively navigate life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress. How can you go about acting decisively when you feel your destiny is out of your control? Stoicism is a...

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Recognising the Signs of Corporate Burnout
Recognising the Signs of Corporate Burnout

Has a stressful year left you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted? You may just be in need of a well-deserved holiday. On the other hand, you may be on the road to burnout. Burnout doesn’t discriminate, and anyone in the modern workforce can fall...

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Is it time to bolster your employer brand?
Is it time to bolster your employer brand?

Hiring the right talent is not easy. Not only is there more competition between companies, but job seekers are increasingly less attracted by compensation and more in search of meaningful experiences. An effective employer brand strategy can help you attract and...

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Manage performance like Google – the OKR framework
Manage performance like Google – the OKR framework

Performance management is a top priority for organisations looking to navigate change. One of the most effective ways to measure performance is through dynamic and rhythmic goal-setting. As employees move back to the office, leaders are again having to transition and...

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Four steps towards leading with empathy in 2022
Four steps towards leading with empathy in 2022

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Over the last two years the importance of leading with empathy has become a central talking point in workforce management. What is empathy, and why should an empathic mindset drive leadership in...

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The Evolving Definition of Work-Life Balance
The Evolving Definition of Work-Life Balance

Finding that perfect work-life balance can feel a bit like catching lightning in a bottle. That probably isn’t too surprising though, because it is constantly evolving. And if the last two years have taught us anything, it is that things can suddenly change. With a...

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Healthy sleep for better workplace productivity
Healthy sleep for better workplace productivity

Modern-day living does not always embrace the need for adequate sleep. Sleep is however essential for survival. If you want the best performance from your employees, it is vital that both you and your employees understand the fundamental importance of sleep.  ...

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