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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 into its foul grasp. Let’s take a look at the signs of corporate burnout and establish some preventative measures to help you and your team overcome it.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – it’s more than a numbers game

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – it’s more than a numbers game

The topic of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming ever more important across the globe. While South African employers are far too familiar with the rhetoric related to compliance and B-BBEE, the promotion of DEI in the workplace more often than not remains a compliance-based numbers game, rather than an integral part of corporate strategies. In order to understand how DEI can drive business growth, we spoke to Terry Oakley-Smith, a pioneer in the field of DEI in South Africa and founder and CEO of the change management agency Diversi-T.

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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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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?   We’ve all been guilty of it at one time or another   You have an...

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How to get SMART about setting goals
How to get SMART about setting goals

Embarking on a journey without a basic roadmap is a sure way to get yourself lost. So why do we insist on navigating life without a plan. Setting goals is an important part of plotting your course, staying motivated and acknowledging achievement. Let’s look at how to...

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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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Distraction: How technology competes for your attention
Distraction: How technology competes for your attention

The digital economy is based upon competition to consume your attention. It is therefore no wonder that technology is becoming more and more addictive. But what makes us so susceptible to these digital distractions?   Is Google making us stupid? In 2008, the...

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Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic
Love your locals: Technopark takes a Hit during Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses around the world. From loss of business entirely, to finding ways to shift to e-commerce rapidly, entrepreneurs in South Africa are being forced to adapt fast. Many of us know and love small businesses...

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Five steps for effective decision-making in uncertain times
Five steps for effective decision-making in uncertain times

Within the COVID-19 paradigm we are steering ourselves, families, communities and organisations through uncharted waters. While there is no roadmap to guide tough decisions, we can, however, consider the most effective means of making decisions in order to mitigate...

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Steering the Ship with a Growth Mindset
Steering the Ship with a Growth Mindset

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe with uncertainty, tragedy and panic. How can you best equip yourself and your business to embrace new challenges in uncharted waters? Developing the right mindset could be a good place to start, and a growth mindset may just...

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