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How to take time away from your business


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Consider the value of taking time off. Recognize taking a break is necessary for your health and well-being. When you don’t take enough breaks, productivity, decision-making and leadership abilities suffer–and people can tell.

Harvard Business Review study found, taking time off can even improve communication and efficiency. An experiment was conducted on the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in which consultants were required to take days off. While participants resisted the mandatory break at first, they soon realized its benefits. A consultant even reported coming back refreshed in spite of a busy week. The company also found additional benefits to taking mandatory breaks, including improved communication, learning, and results.

Put things into perspective:  Set aside your guilt and control issues for a moment and objectively consider the state of your company. Look at the numbers. How are your sales? Are you meeting your goals? Also take a look at your own performance. How many times did you take off in the past year? What results have you achieved as CEO? If you’re on track with everything and you’re due for a break, there isn’t any reason to feel guilty about it.

Talk to your team: Discuss plans with your employees and let them weigh in. Ask if they need your approval with anything before you leave and make sure they have your contact information.

Have a contingency plan: Appease your inner control freak by setting up a contingency plan while you’re away. Delegate tasks and make sure everyone in the company knows who to turn to while you’re gone. Do the same thing with clients, vendors, and other external parties. Let them know that you’ll be taking some time off and tell them who to contact for any urgent issues.

The bottom line: Ultimately, the choice will rest on you. Whatever you decide, make sure you’re doing it because it’s what you need and not because your inner control freak made the decision for you.



Deadline looming for Bursary applications for Vhembe matrics

Thohoyandou – Matriculants coming from poor families in Limpopo’s Vhembe district are running out of time and are entitled to apply for bursaries to further their studies no later than the 18 January.

The municipality, which happens to be located in Thohoyandou, has earmarked R3.5 million to assist impoverished matriculants who meet the requirements to further their studies.

“These students must originate from poor families which happen to be incapable of helping them to access tertiary education as a result of poverty,” said District Mayor Florence Dzhombere when she revealed the bursary fund.

The bursary is exclusively accessible for studies associated with civil, electrical, mining and chemical engineering, auditing, financial accounting, economics and business management related to tourism, agriculture and mining.

Dzhombere pointed out that the bursary would cover tuition fees, books and accommodation.


Executive Mayor Cllr Florence Dzhombere

“The individuals will need to demonstrate consistency in good performance at the same time their parents need to be unemployed or considered indigent,” she explained.

Preference is going to be provided to individuals who have passed Mathematics, Physical Science, Technology and commercial subjects.

“Successful recipients are going to be subjected to working for the municipality for a minimum of two years, except in cases where the district is not able to offer employment,” said Dzhombere.

Successful candidates are going to be urged to pursue their studies at the University of Venda, University of Limpopo, University of South Africa, Tshwane University of Technology’s Polokwane Campus, Madzivhandila Agricultural College and Vhembe FET College.

Application forms can be obtained at the mayor’s office.

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Source: BuaNews