We are all familiar with top-down management – a clear chain of command where decisions are made at the top and relayed down to the lowermost organisational rung. This is how many business owners traditionally manage their companies. However, did you know that, as a manager, you can actually do …Read More »
What can we learn from “The Entrepreneurs”
It is sage advice to learn from people who’ve been there and done that, and Derek Lidow, 73, has certainly seen a lot. A practicing professor in his alma mater Princeton University, the brains behind the market research firm iSuppli knows business by heart and has poured his entrepreneurial wisdom …Read More »
Time hacks: how to boost your productivity
Time is a precious commodity; we all have the same 24 hours daily. However, some people seem to be able to get more done in that time. The secret to their success lies in managing their time effectively. Productivity is not about working harder; it’s about working smarter. In this …Read More »
How passionate do you really want your staff to be?
Passionate, driven, hardworking, et cetera – we often see these words on applicant CVs. Of course, these are attractive selling points. After all, what prospective employer wouldn’t want a high-spirited worker? But just how much passion do you want your staff to have for their work, and is it a …Read More »
Does the 4-day week really bear fruit?
With an increasing demand for work-life balance and employee well-being, many companies are considering adopting a shorter work week. However, the question remains – does the 4-day week really bear fruit? Is it a viable solution to the challenges employees and employers face, or just a passing fad? What is …Read More »
Why are bonuses so important?
One thing that every entrepreneur should remember is that, in most companies, it is staff on the ground that make the company’s money … the same ones that get just a measly portion of the business’s profits. This may be a living wage or maybe higher than what the average …Read More »
Why bosses need to get the ROI of their staff’s commute right
All businesses want to maximise return on investment (ROI), but not many CFOs will have factored in the daily commute of employees as part of the equation.Commuting can impact employee productivity, job satisfaction and overall well-being, affecting a company’s bottom line. As more and more employees return to the office …Read More »
What is friendshoring and how will affect your business?
Have you heard of friendshoring? Yes, this does sound like offshoring – that is, moving certain business operations and activities to another country – and it functions rather similarly. What is friendshoring? Friendshoring is very similar to offshoring, the former being a subcategory of the latter. As we all know, …Read More »
Why employee surveillance could backfire
Companies have access to a wide range of technologies that allow them to monitor their employees’ activities inside and outside the workplace. While these technologies may seem like an effective way to increase productivity and ensure that employees are working efficiently, they can also have unintended consequences that could ultimately …Read More »
How to deal with distractions
It can be difficult to keep one’s focus in this frenetic, always-on world. Distractions just keep coming, throwing us off from the more important things. Sometimes, though, people let them through by choice – a voluntary change in pace that starts the arduous journey of procrastination and unproductivity. Now, how …Read More »