Month: February 2017

Sage Foundation Launches US$1 Million Enterprise Fund for African Non-Profits

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Sage Foundation has announced the launch of a US$1 million Enterprise Fund, which will see non-profits in Africa receive grants between US$5,000 and US$35,000.

The Fund is aimed at non-profits in Africa that are helping to improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. It will help them generate further income, create new initiatives or enhance existing and proven activity.
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How to handle a Crush on a coworker.

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We just finished celebrating February 14th,  Valentine’s Day …A day set aside by card makers and florists to rip us off of our hard earned cash,…… sorry scratch that I was joking, a day set aside to celebrate LOVE.

It’s a beautiful thing to love and be loved in return but in Life it’s not always as simple as that, for some Valentine’s Day reminded them of a day to celebrate their partners, showering them with gifts and attention whilst trying to re-create the early days when the relationship was hot and steamy.

For others February 14th  falling on a work day was another day to remind them that the Coworker they were crushing on is unavailable, or to be more direct “was not theirs”. They were forced to fake smiles as they watched the exchange of gifts between that person and their significant other.

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LET YOUR WORKERS REBEL

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Throughout our careers, we are taught to conform  to the status quo, to the opinions and behaviors of others, and to information that supports our views. The pressure only grows as we climb the organizational ladder. By the time we reach high-level positions, conformity has been so hammered into us that we perpetuate it in our enterprises. Workers and their organizations both pay a price: decreased engagement, productivity, and innovation

Francesca Gino describes three reasons for our conformity on the job, This article which was written for the Harvard Business Review, discusses why this behavior is costly for organizations, and suggests ways to combat it.

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5 Strategies to Build a Fun Work Culture That’s Also Productive

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Everyone wants to work somewhere fun. Ask anybody in the world what type of place they want their office to be, and only a tiny percentage will reply “someplace boring, where nobody enjoys themselves and everyone only pays attention to the work in front of them.” Yet, many workers find themselves in such an environment.

That’s because there’s a dissonance for business owners that’s difficult to resolve. Yes, “fun” workplaces get more attention and seem to have happier workers, but at the end of the day, you’re running a business, and you need to make sure your workers are productive if you have any chance of remaining profitable. Unfortunately, many business owners assume that the best way to encourage productivity is to discourage fun and enforce as many tight-laced structures as possible in the overall work culture.

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