Video calls became commonplace in April 2020, and since then many have complained of feeling completely drained. Research has shown that video call fatigue is very real, and here’s why: 1. Can they hear, or are you frozen? In real-life silence is a part of the natural rhythm of conversation. However, studies have shown that…

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COVID-19’s arrival to South Africa. When COVID-19 hit South African shores at the beginning of March 2020, we had no idea what to expect. Entrepreneurs had taken the leap to start their own businesses, consultants had taken on new clients, small-medium enterprises were on accelerated growth trajectories, and traditional businesses were seeking ways to defibrillate…

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Perch Offices are focused on ‘routine’ and ‘learnability’ this month. What does that mean to you as a flexible worker in co-working space? Co-working is cool because its flexible, cost-effective and easy. But how do you learn from being in a space where there’s no ‘organisational structure’ and you may not know the people around…

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In a climate of constant disruption, we can’t possibly have all the answers for our business. Instead of pursuing answers, engaging in ‘active enquiry’ can help to harness the wisdom of the members of your team. While its well and good to formalise surveys and assessments in your company, engaging in a continuous listening process…

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