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Indicators of innovation in today’s workforce

It’s been proven that industry leaders who invest in new technology and innovation achieve better productivity and return on investment. However, for this to be true, an organisation needs to be ready for innovation, not only technically but also culturally.

State of Entrepreneurship: Local start-ups need support to succeed

Only 15% of South African start-ups are successful, despite South Africa having the 2nd highest ranking on the continent according to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index.

Why do we not grow new businesses?

Nurturing new entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies is seen as one of the key aspects of revitalising the South African economy. Numerous programmes and initiatives developed by government and private institutions aim to achieve this.

SA firms challenged by rising costs whilst striving for innovation

Boardroom efforts to make customer experience a priority is being hampered by rising costs, retention and bad debt. South African firms continue to be challenged by rising costs of customer acquisition, retention, fraud and bad debt while striving for innovation through leveraging data and AI techniques.

Using digital to personalise customer services

Digitalisation has led to customers having an overwhelming number of choices in purchasing choices, brand selections and generally – everything they do. When presented with too many choices, many customers are likely to make poor decisions and disconnect with brands. When it comes to options, simplicity wins. Companies succeed when they cater to the individual customer and make it easier for them to consume what they want, how and when they want.

Why sustainable IT equates to sustainable business

Although South African business leaders may feel somewhat besieged by bad news and murmurs of ‘unbearable’ Eskom tariff hikes, tech-fuelled innovation is providing business with new options to lower energy consumption.

GRIT & PURPOSE | Foundations for exponential success

853,000,000 results pop up when you google SUCCESS - tips to achieving anything, traits of successful leaders, steps to launching your million-dollar startup, even how to become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Most people tend to think the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs we read about just got lucky. That the key to their success was the sum of the perfect equation of entrepreneurial traits, skills, money and background. Some magic formula the rest don’t have access to.

BOOK REVIEW | Ageing Wealth – An Unequal Problem

John Kinsley has written a book that presents two macro-economic challenges facing the world today. There are two broad economic challenges facing economies around the world today: the one is ageing demographics (particularly in established economies) and the other is inequality.

Workplace conflict – Perspectives and opportunities

Conflict is a reality in the working environment, and if dealt with successfully, it can result in creative and inspired solutions, stronger relationships and progressive development.

Advance financial processes with Artificial Intelligence

The growing demand for accurate, effective and convenient business support tools has seen a rise in solution-driven innovations from payment, banking and budgeting applications, to accounting desktop solutions.
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