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Why do we procrastinate?

Why do we procrastinate?

We’re all guilty of it, but for some procrastination can be more dangerous than others. Why do we procrastinate and how can one go about beating what seems to be a mysterious force of nature?

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Four universal qualities of effective communication

Four universal qualities of effective communication

Whether you are a high-powered CEO, a mid-level manager or an intern trying to get your foot in the door, effective communication is the cornerstone to success. Not only on the individual level, but the organisational level too. But what is effective communication and how can one go about mastering it? 

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Boosting employee morale in the age of remote work

Boosting employee morale in the age of remote work

The new year has ushered in more uncertainty as the world continues to grapple with a global pandemic. One thing appears certain – remote working, for the time being, is here to stay. With the growing evidence of mental wellbeing issues related to isolation, it is vital to identify and tackle low morale in your workforce. Let’s take a look at how you can address the psychology of your company with positive, reinforcing actions in order to build a strong foundation of mental resilience. 

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Four universal qualities of effective communication
Four universal qualities of effective communication

Whether you are a high-powered CEO, a mid-level manager or an intern trying to get your foot in the door, effective communication is the cornerstone to success. Not only on the individual level, but the organisational level too. But what is effective communication and...

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Boosting employee morale in the age of remote work
Boosting employee morale in the age of remote work

The new year has ushered in more uncertainty as the world continues to grapple with a global pandemic. One thing appears certain - remote work, for the time being, is here to stay. With the growing evidence of mental wellbeing issues related to isolation, it is vital...

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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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Three Reasons To Walk In Your Workday
Three Reasons To Walk In Your Workday

For many of us, walking has become something of an evolutionary relic. We live fast-paced lives; who has the time to saunter through life? This ancient activity can, however, make a real contribution to your physical and mental performance. Here are three fundamental...

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Popular Stellenbosch Night Run Set for Wednesday, 23 October
Popular Stellenbosch Night Run Set for Wednesday, 23 October

The e’Bosch Project’s popular Moore Night Run is a highlight on Stellenbosch’s athletics calendar. The seventh annual event will commence at 18:30 on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at the Stellenbosch Primary School sports grounds. The Moore Night Run is one of the...

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8 Tips to Set Your Office Up for New Growth This Spring
8 Tips to Set Your Office Up for New Growth This Spring

Springtime is nature’s way of clearing the old to make way for new growth, and it’s about time we did the same. The year may be quickly drawing to a close but that shouldn’t leave you losing steam and feeling worn down. It's a good time to let out the stale winter air...

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10 Ways To Gain Control And Beat Job Stress
10 Ways To Gain Control And Beat Job Stress

Research has shown that South Africans are highly stressed. No surprise there. Yet, stress is a silent killer, and considering the current socio-political climate, it would be wise to keep calm in times of turmoil. It is therefore important to consider how stress at...

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The Value of Happiness at Work, And How to Boost It
The Value of Happiness at Work, And How to Boost It

Is Happiness Part of Your Corporate Culture?   In the modern knowledge economy, human resources represent the key intangible assets that differentiate businesses from their competitors.  This is the perspective constructed by sociologist Peter Drucker when he...

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Apply Design Thinking To Create Valuable Consumer Experiences
Apply Design Thinking To Create Valuable Consumer Experiences

When design principles are applied to strategy, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. What is Design Thinking and how can it be used to cultivate valuable consumer experiences? Design Gives Competitive Advantage  According to a 2015 assessment by the...

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10 Workplace Security Tips
10 Workplace Security Tips

Every company needs to have a security policy in place to keep its employees, equipment and goods safe. The right security measures can help deter burglars or prevent unwanted visitors from entering business premises without permission. Security is something to always...

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