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Aug
08

Some important characteristics of good corporate governance

“Corporate governance” defines the practices, processes, and structures through which an organisation manages its business. An organisation, through corporate governance, works to accomplish its operational, fiscal and strategic objectives while attaining longstanding sustainability. However, there are no set practices, as there are several factors that drive an organisation towards its objectives. The practices vary depending [...]
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Aug
08

Encouraging leadership over management

As defined by Stephen Covey, “Effective leadership is putting first things first” while “effective management is discipline, carrying it out”. This offers a brief glimpse on how leadership is different from management. We try to define a leader on the basis of a plethora of qualities such as; a leader should have the charisma, is [...]
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Aug
08

Non-verbal communication

Non-verbal communication does not require the use of words. Although one may consider verbal communication as a more important way of communicating thoughts and ideas, it is, in fact, the non-verbal mode of communication that does half the job even before a word is spoken. Hence the importance of non-verbal communication cannot be denied. Let’s [...]
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Case study – House of Habib Corporate Learning Academy

The House of Habib is a long established and very reputable business group in Pakistan. It has a strong presence in various vertical markets such as automobile, building materials, packaging, plastic, wholesale, tractors and financial services. The House of Habib believes in developing its 14,000 employees and so it is logical that it would choose [...]
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Aug
08

What are the barriers to business communication?

Any organisation can have serious problems due to a communication gap. These gaps are formed by specific barriers which are thus the major causes of unsuccessful business communication. Exchange of information over a long distance faces various challenges. In the case of complex information, the potential barriers to business communication must be overcome in order [...]
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Aug
08

A quick look at Business Process Reengineering

Once dismissed as an “old economy” thought process, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) today, can transform business operations. It is definitely a significant development in the history of business. Proponent Michael Hammer defines this form or technique as: “The fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of the business process to achieve dramatic improvements in critical, contemporary measures [...]
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Aug
08

Motivating employees: going beyond the pay cheque

Each employee is different from the other, by virtue of their qualifications, experience, knowledge, professional expertise, expectations, and last but not the least, their motivation. It is true that a happy employee can help a company to prosper. However, that happiness or satisfaction may not be derived from one common factor, a salary. Most employers [...]
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Aug
08

SWOT analysis – a basic understanding

Any organisation, be it big or small normally operates in a dynamic environment. This environment is made of up of numerous factors which may or may not be good for the organisation in the long run. The organisation has the responsibility to identify all such factors and then adjust itself accordingly. This constitutes the dynamic [...]
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