• Nov. 28 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Business collaboration lessons from schools

Many businesses find the transition from the silo-style environment to one of cross-functional collaboration, highly challenging. Studies from the schooling environment indicate that collaborative learning teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually.  

  • Nov. 17 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

You will need new skills in the workplace of the future

There are so many drivers disrupting the workplace as we know it today. Included is expanded lifespans – globally, the rise of smart machines that will make the repetitive, rote type tasks performed by humans, redundant and a globally connected and computational world among others.

  • Nov. 15 2016
  • Raashida Khan

Love South Africa; love its constitution

Roger Southall, Professor of Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand, in his article, ‘Eight years too late: Mbeki's ANC set a precedent of undermining the constitution*’, suggests that Thabo Mbeki, did our country and himself a great disservice when he accepted the ANC’s directive to be removed as president of the country. 

The AGE of collaboration

Now don’t get confused! The AGE of collaboration is quite different to the Collaborative ERA. The AGE of collaboration is my of assessment of the concept of age within the collaborative space, while the ERA is … well, it’s now. 

 

 

  • Nov. 3 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Save South Africa – why did the collaboration take so long?

What Judge Hillary Squires described as a ‘generally corrupt relationship’ and ‘mutually beneficial symbiosis’ between then deputy President Zuma and Shabir Shaik wasn’t enough to motivate collaboration.

 

  • Oct. 27 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

So you think you’re a collaborator?

You do know, that being a collaborator is not about being able to openly discuss stuff with others, or being able to shift your opinion and being able to agree on what you may have disagreed on before?

  • Oct. 25 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

Cry, the Beloved Country

The title of the Alan Paton novel that was my standard six/grade eight English set work has never been more apt than it is today. 

These past weeks, I, along with many of you, I’m sure, have been invited to join protest action/groups. The Active Citizens’ Movement, Joburg for Justice and Save SA, are ones I’m aware of. How could this have happened? I wonder. Loyal, card-carrying ANC patriots being asked to take a stand against the ANC government; who would have thought that would happen?


  • Oct. 20 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Why some teams win the collaboration challenge … and others don’t

Why do you think some teams continue to exceed all expectations while others simply never make the grade?

  • Oct. 17 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

Imagine Joburg as a World Class African City

Joburg is often referred to as a “World Class African City”, but have you ever thought of what this means exactly? Off the top of my head I would say an advanced African city, a city with endless possibilities, rich in resources, infrastructure, strong economically and a city that is one with its people. It is a smart city that engages its people and together they build a resilient city.

  • Oct. 10 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaboration is reinventing sponsorships

According to Openfield in their document published on Sponsorship Trends, ‘2015 proved that responsibility, transparency, and purpose are all expectations for the modern company. In 2016, expect brands to grow even more creative, collaborative and inclusive as their corporate responsibility initiatives come of age’.

 

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