Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs spend more time testing the edges of their comfort zone than most. And that's a better place to be when you're comfortable being uncomfortable.
It's easy to label discomfort as a negative, when, in fact, it can be an opportunity to get ahead of the competition. To persevere where others give up. Like all things, it's easier with practice. It's also less intimidating if we break down a given situation to understand which parts we're struggling with. Most often, discomfort comes from uncertainties: unfamiliarity, unpredictability, perceived risks. The good news is that these are founded more on our expectations than on reality.
We are pleased to have partnered with SYAH (SIMS Youth AIMS Hub) in creating and delivering a challenging, fun and experiential project-generation workshop. The session served to launch the COP 23 Climate Action Challenge to climate-passionate Mauritian youth aged 16-25.
Hierarchy is everywhere. Take the animal kingdom: hierarchy exists within a pride of lions, a pair of birds, a waddle of penguins (yes, we had to look that one up!) and even in our closest primate: chimpanzees.
Researchers at Stanford conducted a detailed review of research on hierarchy, and found that groups where all members have equal status don't exist. They found that only minutes of observation are needed for hierarchy to be revealed, and that when forming relationships, both humans and animals begin to organise themselves into levels of status and power from their very first meeting.
So if we can't escape hierarchy, how can we harness it and use it to the benefit of our organisations?
Entrepreneurship is a rapidly-evolving field, and is a buzz-word amongst employers worldwide. More and more universities are incorporating entrepreneurship into their higher education—not just in business studies, but also in science, engineering, finance and the arts...
How can employers acquire and retain the best talent, and create a work environment that appeals to the modern worker? How can employees stay employable when their potential (robot) competitor needs no coffee breaks, salary, or pension?
More fundamentally, what does 'good' work look like? How do individuals and organisations adapt to and thrive in these new conditions? Which trends should we embrace?
The Japanese term Ikigai, pronounced ick-ee-guy, has no direct translation, but can be defined as a “purpose of life” or “thing that you live for”. Our favourite definition is “that which gets you out of bed in the morning.”
Check out our latest Entrepreneurs' Mag! In this issue we dive into the subject of entrepreneurship and education, exploring innovations set to disrupt the traditional learning model in Mauritius, Africa, and worldwide.
We're pleased to bring you the third issue of the Entrepreneurs' Mag in partnership with GrassHoppers. The magazine is based on the amazing Entrepreneurs' Brunch, which brings inspiration, advice, guest speakers and good food to beautiful locations all around Mauritius! You can find more on their Facebook page.