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PRESENTATIONS GONE WRONG

PRESENTATIONS GONE WRONG

PRESENTATIONS GONE WRONG Yesterday, I had a nightmare that answered my question of what to write to you this week. Clearly my sub-conscious has been working overtime. In my dream I was facilitating the worst workshop you could ever imagine and, although I knew how the problems should be solved, I was panicked and couldn’t implement them until I had calmed down. In this there are lessons for you.  ... »

JUNK STATUS DOWNGRADE – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

JUNK STATUS DOWNGRADE – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

South Africa has recently been downgraded to Junk Status by the S&P Ratings agent.  Lungile Malinga, Equity Research Analyst, speaks to The HardHat Economist on what the implications of this downgrade means to the Construction industry. What is the Junk Status? Rating agencies rate a number of country’s local and foreign currency debt. When a country’s debt is in Junk Status – It means that it... »

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE IN THEIR CAREERS (AND LIVES)

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE IN THEIR CAREERS (AND LIVES)

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE IN THEIR CAREERS (AND LIVES) Sometimes it pays to let things sit for a while. A Career Builder survey found that 49 percent of all workers accept the first offer given to them. For people under 35, who are far less likely to negotiate, these numbers are surely much higher.   Losing extra few thousand dollars may not seem like a big deal. However, over a long en... »

EMOTIONAL AWARENESS CAN IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY

EMOTIONAL AWARENESS CAN IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY

EMOTIONAL AWARENESS CAN IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY The pressure of operating in a global economy necessitates that South Africa aims for perfection in construction projects undertaken, which brings with it a host of challenges, says corporate training consultancy Hidden Dimensions CEO and on-site psychologist Charissa Bloomberg. She points out that one of the major challenges in the construction busines... »

Human rights and the construction industry

Human rights and the construction industry

“Human Rights” is a term usually associated with the States (USA). It is a term we usually hear on TV news about war crimes, humanitarian crisis, refugees, etc. With my interest in construction and human rights research, I have grown to be quite fond of this term. The Human Rights »