Executives need to own up to their role in creating workplace stress that leads to burnout and create systems of addressing the same.
By MIRIAM CHEGE
Picture this. Your workload is always overwhelming regardless of your planning and prioritisation. You have tens of things that needed to have been done by yesterday. Every other time, you receive an additional call or email from your supervisor or co-managers of a new task that is to be completed by end of day. You also have several internal meetings to attend and from those there are more meetings to further discuss issues from the main meetings. This could be the scenario facing many supervisors and managers leading to burnout. Read More
The ‘workforce’ of the future will include Artificial Intelligence, freelancers and even crowd-sourcing. Artifical Intelligence will do most of the ‘heavy-lifting’ or repetitive tasks, enabling human employees to operate more productively.
By FRANCOIS VAN DYK
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
I have always been a bit of a science-fiction fan. Certainly not one of those that get dressed up for comic conventions like The Big Bang Theory’s nerdy scientists Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz and Raj but a sci-fi fan nonetheless.
The future of work is here full post Read More
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The primary purpose of enterprise management is to select the best people and empower them to accomplish productive work toward the organisation’s objectives.
By MURORI KIUNGA
When I quit employment over 10 years ago to start my own business, one seasoned managing director of a local company told me one thing that to date has informed most of my business decision, especially on human resources. Read More
We need to know who we are and what we are good at, risking everything in the pursuit of our dreams, as we nurture and hone our skills.
By EDWIN MOINDI
For work to happen, effort and energy has to be dispensed. There was a time when our ancestors had no luxury in choosing the work they did. The land they lived off dictated that. But every time a civilisation arose, labour became the fuel for its growth. Under such circumstances labour was divided into social classes and the people who worked the hardest and received a pittance were the slave class. They had no free will and only lived on the whims of their masters.
Work, life and purpose full post Read More
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Jacqueline Mugo, the Executive Director of the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), speaks on what organisations need to do to attract and retain talent.
By KAGENI MUSE
“To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace,” is a quote by Doug Conant of American firm Campbell Soup, which points to the importance of getting right the employee factor for any organisation. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma in his recent visit to Kenya too spoke of the importance of taking care of people – customers and employees – because they take care of the shareholder.
People are the core of every organisation full post Read More
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Employees will be at liberty to define their terms of engagement with employers, dress code as well as working hours.
By TABITHA AREBA
In less than a decade from today, the popular term ‘permanent and pensionable employee’ in Kenya’s organisations may not exist. Reporting to work every morning and leaving in the evening will also be meaningless. Additionally, what you wear as well as where and how you sit while carrying out your duties will not count. The new workplace and workforce will have a brand new architecture.
Inside the workplace of the future full post Read More
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The KIM Leadership and Diversity Report (2017) has established that the boards and senior management teams of NSE-listed companies are largely male, lack youth representation and are skewed in terms of skills mix. Andia Chakava, Kenya Chapter chairperson of New Faces New Voices, speaks on the importance of age, socio economic, ethnic and gender inclusion.
1. From a leadership viewpoint, why is diversity and inclusion important to business? Read More