Operational planning and Strategic management

Strategy and operations, links of a chain

In business management there are two very distinct management processes to follow to keep the business running efficiently. Follow us as we take a look at the differences between the role of a strategic manager and the functions of operations management. Strategy versus implementation processes The role of a strategic manager is difficult to pinpoint. […]

Online participant, Joris Goudriaan: construction project manager

Construction Project Manager

USB-ED project management online short course testimonial. Joris Goudriaan has seen the world with open eyes from a very young age. Growing up in Italy and thereafter leaving for Belgium at the tender age of 14, Joris has an array of experience in Operations Management. After he finished University in Brussels, Joris started one of the […]

Advice for successful project managers

Successful Project Manager Studying.

Successful project managers know how to be a jack of all trades, all the time. You need to develop strong business acumen, outstanding leadership/mentorship skills and a level head that can plan, control, execute and mitigate risk all at the same time, on a daily basis. If you are just starting out as a project […]

Top tips for diversifying yourself in today’s business climate

lifelong learning woman at desk

South Africans have a long history of overcoming adversity. Our people have defied innumerable odds; growing a republic of talented forward thinkers. A survey conducted by MasterStart found that one of the best ways to stay relevant in the workplace is to constantly upskill yourself and your employees, through lifelong learning. It is far more […]

South Africans are concerned about their working futures

The economic and political situation in South Africa has all of her citizens concerned about their job security, especially in the years to come. A research report conducted by MasterStart reveals that a mere 23.8% of working South Africans believe that their current skills will keep them employed in ten years time. One undeniable fact […]

MasterStart South African workforce barometer

How are South Africans feeling about the work environment? What is the mood among South Africa’s workforce? How do we feel about the longevity of our careers? Do we feel equipped to evolve our skills and stay relevant? Is political and economic uncertainty taking its toll? Are we concerned that artificial intelligence may replace us? […]

The importance of lifelong learning

They say ‘knowledge is power’, but what does this mean? Well progress, whether it be in life, in self, in one’s career, or in any other sphere of one’s existence, begins with education. If one does not know better, he cannot do better. Therefore, the man who knows more will forever be ahead of the […]

The benefits of lifelong learning

Lifelone learning with books and graduation cap on table

Throughout life, we are taught the importance of improvement. From a young age, we would hear our teachers, coaches or parents saying ‘there’s room for improvement’, especially when we lost a match or scored an average mark in a test. Yet, even when we excelled, our superiors would remind us that to stay at the […]