Effective networking is the result of thorough research, meticulous preparations, and studious follow-ups as Lerato Erasmus and Samantha Kgabi explain.
As the year draws to a close and Liyema Consulting shuts down its offices for the holidays, we wanted to look at some of the moments that made 2018 great. One of our highlights was attending the WEConnect conference where we celebrated the spirit of ‘womandla’ with female-owned businesses Liyema supports and companies that do the same with us.
For the past two years, Liyema Consulting and New Habits have worked together to run Career Readiness Workshops for keen professionals and recent graduates wanting to learn more about the corporate arena. Here’s what happened at the last quarterly workshop of 2018.
Company culture differs from one office to the next. Liyema staff have a book sharing group and contribute towards Shaza (sparkling wine) Friday’s. Whatever weekly team-building activities you enjoy with your colleagues is, know that it is a vital component that contributes to your team’s success and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is expected to disrupt everything about how we do business. Not only will it affect the workforce, but employers and self-starters alike will have to adjust to new technologies and the space they will occupy in our offices. This shouldn’t fill us with dread, instead motivate us to reskill and upskill ourselves to complement the advanced mechanization we will have at our disposal.
Approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness or stress-related disorders each year. With such sobering statistics, it has become clear that mental health needs to be prioritized in the workplace if we want to continue operating productivity.