Category: Analysis

Oct 10

Managing the Increasing Business Risks in the Digital Age

In May of 2014, our company website was hacked and my colleague, Edmund our Engagement Director, shared key lessons from that experience that you can read here. This experience totally altered my thinking towards risk management in organisations today. Risk management in organisations requires forecasting and evaluation of potential risks and devising strategies to avoid …

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Sep 25

BUSINESS TIP – Market Intelligence

“Marketing is becoming a battle based more on information than sales power – Philips Kotler”. The rising competitiveness in the business environment today has forced several businesses to keep alert and see what’s constantly happening in their environment so as to keep ahead of their competitors. This is precisely what Market Intelligence is all about. …

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Aug 30

Tips on improving your own levels of accountability

Personal accountability in the things you do at work can encompass everything from employees being accountable to and making themselves indispensable, to managers and people in leadership roles showing personal accountability in order to foster an environment of accountability in the office with their employees. If you are not in a management role, demonstrating accountability …

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Aug 17

Responsibility in the workplace: Part 1

When you hear the word responsibility, you will not be shocked to think of words like care, safekeeping, custody and obligation. This should not really surprise you as being responsible requires a certain level of maturity across various different levels. Growing up as a boy, I was always bored by my elder sister’s refusal to …

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Jul 11

Making Your Business More Attractive To Financiers

Society is diverse and therefore made up of diverse needs. Business enable diverse needs to be met, although among others they in turn create an uneven wealth and income distribution among members of society. Aside from meeting societal needs, business are key drivers of economic growth in world over. Micro, small, medium and even large …

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Jun 19

BUSINESS_TIP Why Every Business Needs To Know About Its Business Environment

Talk to any business owner of executive today and ask them about their challenges. Whereas some will talk about internal aspects like (Human Resource constraints) of the business and to what extent they are inhibiting their growth, many will actually talk about those external factors (out of their control) like high interest rates, volatile exchange …

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Jun 05

BUSINESS TIP – Financial Management for SMEs

World over, just like it the case here in Uganda, many business are started every year, and only a small fraction of them survive till the second birthday, in case they made it to their very first birthday. Many reasons may be advanced, but it all boils down to one thing; there is little or …

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May 30

Interpersonal skills: The attribute many organisations are missing out on creating team synergy

In our previous article, we defined interpersonal skills and explained how they can be practiced the right way. In today’s article we share with you how we can use the same interpersonal skills in creating and instilling team synergy. So many organisations today have faced challenges due to a lack of teamwork. Numerous workers have …

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Apr 04

Practicing interpersonal skills the right way

Anyone can master interpersonal skills and communication; however there are some people you and I know who are naturally good at it. For most people, it takes conscious effort and practice to master this skill, while for those who appear naturally good at it never seem to struggle. In today’s world, we are much more …

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Mar 28

What you are not told about being an internal customer!

In a very candid and open discussion with one of my cousins, we broached the subject of how certain restaurants in our country always look lovely on the outside, but somehow always fall short on key things like warm welcomes, mixed up orders and delayed service. In our deeper analysis, we wondered whether having excellent …

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