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The common pitfalls with performance-related pay

Linking pay and reward to performance is nothing new, but do it with care. I never took kindly to the idea of respecting my elders. As it happens, I have immense respect for a number of people from an earlier …


Mixing Business and Pleasure – Over a Good Meal

Can you, or should you, mix business with pleasure? If, like me, you find business to be one of the most reliable sources of pleasure, then the question seems absurd. The best things happen when business and pleasure are mixed …


Managing a remote workforce

Remote or flexible working – as opposed to the traditional office routine – is here to stay. It is an inevitable consequence of globalization and technological development. When technology makes it possible for people to work more effectively from long …


Is coming into the office and meeting face-to-face a thing of the past?

We are in the throes of a working revolution that is changing the way organizations function, the way people live, and the way we relate to our environment. Increasingly, people aren’t going to work – work is coming to them. …


The best kind of networking

Everyone accepts the importance of networking. Many of us get our best work through personal introductions, or hire our best people on the basis of a personal recommendation. We know the power of word of mouth. Today, when a rumour …


Africa: an economic success story waiting to happen

Africa looks the most exciting place in the world to do business right now. For the past few years, economic growth has averaged five per cent, well above the global average, and is expected to climb further. Once heavily reliant …


Why smart companies don’t believe in owning property

For millennia, our attitudes to property remained almost unchanged. The unspoken consensus was that property equalled permanence and that any enterprise worth its salt must boast some solid buildings. Not only were these buildings impressive in themselves; they were tangible …


How to create a team that’s gold standard

The business world is driven by motivation and opportunity, of which there could be no more dramatic illustration than the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In those few amazing weeks we saw what motivation is all about. Although some …


Virtual vs Personal Assistants? We still need the human touch

Even the greatest leaders from Alexander of Macedon to Nelson Mandela have been obliged to call on the services of a personal assistant. I think it’s time we gave them their due. What do we need a personal assistant for? …


Spend, don’t cut, in order to grow

When times are hard, the cry always goes up to cut costs. It's not the best place to start. In selective ways, you have to spend money in order to give a business the capacity to recover and grow. One …


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