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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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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 philosophical practice built on tenets of self-control and fortitude, and it could hold some relevance for these uncertain times.

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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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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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The importance of empathic management in a new work order
The importance of empathic management in a new work order

The normalisation of remote work is a disruptive and transformative trend that is ushering in a new era of management. Beyond putting policies and practices in place to deal with the virtualisation of work, organisations and HR functions need to equip managers to deal...

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ABC Security moves to 19 Quantum Street
ABC Security moves to 19 Quantum Street

When it comes to South Africa, you unfortunately have to put a price on security. Technopark is therefore excited to welcome ABC Security to the Technopark community as both tenant and prospective property owner. Learn more about what it means to have ABC Security in...

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Coenraad Torlage – Photographer of Our Time
Coenraad Torlage – Photographer of Our Time

Coenraad Torlage from the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography was awarded the 2021 Student Photographer of the Year Award. We spoke to him about his inspirations and aspirations as a young farmer and photographer in South Africa. An achievement of global...

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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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