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A European-American in Africa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Sunday, 09 March 2008 19:22

 

How is it to be a European-American visiting Africa? Will one have a large culture shock or would he blend in easily? Following my one-week stay in South Africa, I will comment on the adjustments a European-American may have to make in an African environment.

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South African perspectives on Leadership PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Sunday, 09 March 2008 19:12
On March 4th 2008, while in Capetown, I organized a conference onboard the Scholar Ship with EDUCO to learn about their South African experience of leadership. Until now I had never realized how the “ideal leader” is something that changes depending on different countries. The ideas presented here are meant to contrast the American vision of leadership with the perspective I've been presented with from my trip to South Africa, with interactions with locals, EDUCO and the Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum.
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Importance of Team Work in Non-profit Organisations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bhushan Bhuvanagiri   
Wednesday, 05 March 2008 23:26

What is team work and why is it that important?

The crucial part of a developing organisation in its growth is incorporating the habit of working as a team and distributing the work load. No matter how small the organization, it is important for each and every one to work as part of a team and achieve success at every stage. Most of us do know how important it is to work in a team. However, many have not understood how build effective teams and how to develop effective team work. This article will help you understand what teamwork is, and how to achieve team work especially in a Non-Profitable Organisation.

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Getting Teamwork Right PDF Print E-mail
Written by Umang Handa   
Thursday, 21 February 2008 22:08

In the last project with my team, I had found a peculiar pattern in the work habits of the members. Basically nobody wanted to do nothing!! They used to get motivated after every meeting, giving each other an impression they were the right people to get everything set and then there was this thing with the evasion of their duties afterwards. Sometimes I had funny responses like, “Oh! was I supposed to do it?”

Perplexing though, I tried a number of ways to get them to do what they have to, and finally I gave a successful presentation to change the entire workflow following which the team went out and got everything right. Looking back I can now tell what made them do what they had to and here it goes for all you people out there interested in teamwork....

a) Make them the owner:

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 February 2008 11:11 )
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Internationlism and Mobility of Workers : The Experience of Expats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Tuesday, 19 February 2008 18:32

 

*names have been modified to preseve privacy

  

            Traveling in the Seychelles Islands has been a most impacting experience for me.  People say it is impossible to experience culture shock while we stay only two days in a country, because we never really get out of the honeymoon stage of it.  Yet I found a way to be truely immersed, and that is, to follow a Seychellois-expat couple around the island on a Sunday afternoon.  Through their eyes, I saw not only a new country but also the reality of expatriates abroad – people who live in a culture other than their own. 

 
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 February 2008 15:17 )
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