In this article based on our Mergon Journey podcast series, “The Power of the Collective (Episode 7), Pieter Faure interviews Lauren Cloete-Henning and Keri-leigh Paschal about the origins of Muthobi, Nation Builder and Ziwani. Within the context of a global shift in thinking about corporate social responsibility, these different Mergon initiatives have been serving as a bridge between business and positive social impact, for more than a decade.
Mergon COO, Gauché Radley, tells the story of how Mergon worked closely with an investee company to divest their investment in a way that ensured their continued growth and success. By involving the investee CEO in the process, empowering him with a stake in the business, and prioritising the interests of all stakeholders, Mergon was able to achieve a win-win exit that left everyone involved satisfied and the business thriving.
Phillipa Geard explores how striving for the perfect balance between work and personal life is unrealistic and can bring about unnecessary feelings of guilt. She suggests instead pursuing work-life integration, which involves blending elements of your career and personal life holistically to achieve better harmony.
In this extract from Pieter’s talk at the FDI 2022 Conference, he explains how investors of capital are also stewards of relationships - and he gives practical advice on how to level the playing fields in those traditionally unequal relationships.
Most entrepreneurs struggle to strike a healthy balance between working long hours, running a household, investing in friends and family, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. How do we remain whole-hearted and steward these different facets of our lives well to achieve work-life wholeness?
Originally published by The Gospel Coalition Africa, this blog looks at how the Bible provides guidance for the person in customer service, and the author provides three helpful reminders for engaging with customers and clients in a Christ-honouring way.
A recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of State for his “contributions to international cultural affairs,” Renier has been a passionate culture-maker for more than 25 years. He explains how to develop an authentic communication approach that creates buy-in for decisions, and effectively resolves employer-employee conflict - to release a positive momentum throughout an organisation.
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