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Strategy Around Networking

Most of us let chance decide what our networks should be like. It means that we establish the contacts we run across by chance. In short, we lose control of our goals and effort. When we are not focused, we tend to establish lots of accidental contacts that are not very close and hence not constructive.  (more…)

Matter – what is it made of?

Matter is all around us, not just on earth, but out there in the vast space that surrounds us in the form of planets, cosmic particles, stars, and even black holes. But what does matter consist of? If we were able to zoom in on the tiniest building blocks that comprise matter, what would we see, and how do these building blocks interact with each other to create the universe that we observe?  (more…)

How to Successfully Resolve Conflicts in Your Company (1 of 2)

A company can only be successful if people work together and help each other out. Of course, disputes between colleagues can never be avoided entirely, but if they get out of hand, they can be toxic for your corporate culture.  (more…)

The Art of Delegation: A Soft Skill for Everyone, Not Just Managers

The workplace in 2016 is a different world from 2006. It can be claimed that some workplaces had too many employees. Yet today, we function with far fewer people. Soft skills, therefore, are much more important than ever as we require a diverse range of skills and flexibility. The delegation was once the exclusive preserve of the supervisor or manager. Today though, we all need to identify when we have too much work and encouraging others to help. Previously, and perhaps out of politeness, employees fear to ask for help. Bookboon has an effective solution to encouraging delegation…

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The Secret Sauce for More Productivity? Diversity!

Diversity at companies is more than just about “equal pay for equal work”, even more than about the fair and unprejudiced treatment of employees. Yes, it is all that, too – but having a diverse group of people on board has also become a business factor. Diversity means higher productivity, faster innovation – and therefore more success.  (more…)

How a Flexible Approach Ensures Your Employee Engagement Programme is Truly Engaging

How can a flexible approach ensure your employee engagement programme is truly engaging? Employers want well motivated, creative, learning and flexible employees; employees want a workplace that uses their skills, recognises them as human beings, enables them to succeed at work and have a great life.  (more…)

Goal Keeping: Dealing with Your “Dragons”

Imagine you’re well on your journey towards completing a goal when suddenly a problem comes up – an unexpected roadblock that you don’t know how to overcome. These challenges, obstacles, or ’dragons’, as we might call them, may come in various shapes and sizes. Some are external in nature, some internal, but they have one thing in common: They always get in the way of you moving forward and achieving your goal.  (more…)

3 Key Stakeholders That Are Often Overlooked

Stakeholders are everything to an organisation. Running an organisation or business involves interacting with a wide range of interested parties, our ‘stakeholders’. Looking after and serving them well will make a big difference to how effective we are at meeting our goals:  (more…)

The Secret to Organisational Success in 2017

HR executives are constantly primed for opportunities to streamline company processes and improve productivity. Recently, it has come to light that employee experience might be the key to organisational success. This is a hot topic for large companies and SMEs alike, but what are the actual business benefits offered by great employee experience?  (more…)

7 Smart Ways to Promote Your Business on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is the world’s top rated professional network with over 450 million users. Among them, at least 65 million are business professionals looking for new ways to expand their business ideas. If you are still treating LinkedIn as one of the other social networking sites, then you are underestimating its potential and losing out on a great marketing opportunity for your business.  (more…)