Punishment doesn’t work

Punishment doesn’t work

For as long as we can remember, throughout our lives, we’ve been punished for something at some stage. When we were in preschool, we were punished for playing outside too long. In primary school we were scolded for not sitting still enough and in high school we were reprimanded for not doing homework or for talking in class. We’ve been taught from a young age and further throughout our lives that if we do something wrong or undesirable,...

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Status Quo is your real enemy

Status Quo is your real enemy

Have you seen those “Keep Calm And Carry On” memes and posters lately? They’re everywhere. They’ve been plastered all over the internet and even made their way into some of our home décor stores. In the incredibly competitive and ever-changing business world, it is sometimes hard to just “Keep Calm and Carry On”, but many businesses still conduct business that way. If this wartime slogan is your company’s, then it might be time...

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Learning to Unlearn

Learning to Unlearn

A new season has approached. The sun is coming up earlier than usual, the birds are chirping merrily, flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is getting warmer. A definite welcome change to the cold, dreary winter months. As our environment is undergoing it’s usual change, it may be time to also look at how your business handles change. The old saying goes: Change is as good as a holiday. And in many cases, it is, but why is it that so...

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Employee Behaviour can batter the bottom-line

Employee Behaviour can batter the bottom-line

Behaviour is defined in the World English Dictionary as ‘a manner of behaving or conducting oneself’. Staff behaviour in the corporate sense can be defined as ‘conduct by employees’, i.e. what employees do. This conduct leads to a company developing a unique atmosphere, which results in a specific modus operandi. The effect of employee conduct on the success of the business cannot be overstated. It is, after all, the employees who are...

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