ARTICLES BY Kumeshnee West

Beyond lip service - Media
Leadership & Ethics

Beyond lip service, how do we create more inclusive workplaces?

In South Africa and globally, companies are struggling to put a commitment to diversity and inclusion into practice.

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Posted on 14 April 2021 by Kumeshnee West
KW KW- ICON
Management Fundamentals

Bold measures necessary to make up for women’s losses during COVID-19

As the world commemorates International Women’s Day on 8 March — this year hashtagged #ChooseToChallenge — countries must take stock of the setbacks working women have suffered over the COVID-19 pandemic, and imagine new ways forward.

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Posted on 2 March 2021 by Kumeshnee West
crucial skills - media
Management Fundamentals

It’s only small talk - but losing it may cost businesses big time

As lockdowns prevent teams from having their organic face-to-face interactions and ‘water-cooler’ conversations, critical skills are being lost with knock-on effects for productivity and employee wellbeing. Here are four ways managers and leaders can counteract the trend.

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Posted on 12 November 2020 by Kumeshnee West
In a world impacted by COVID-19 - MEDIA
Leadership & Ethics

In a world impacted by COVID-19, women leaders can make the difference

The disruption brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic may be seen by some companies as an excuse to dial back on diversity and inclusion - but this would be a mistake as studies show women handle crises better.

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Posted on 7 August 2020 by Kumeshnee West
kw new - media
COVID-19

Mastering the art of the virtual meeting

Getting the most out of virtual meetings demands more than a mastery of new tech, it’s about creating human connections across the digital ether.

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Posted on 11 May 2020 by Kumeshnee West
How to get women into the boardroom faster
Management Fundamentals

How to get women into the boardroom faster

While breaking into the male-dominated world of senior management is tough, there are a few things women can do to make it easier for themselves while climbing the corporate ladder — all the way to the top.

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Posted on 4 February 2020 by Kumeshnee West
New Years Resolutions Media
Learning & Development

Five New Year’s resolutions that will boost your career in 2020

A new decade is about to arrive amidst economic turmoil and political challenges, industry changes and uncertainties - globally as well as in South Africa. Set yourself up for success in 2020 with these five resolutions.

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Posted on 2 January 2020 by Kumeshnee West
 Professional women inch Media
Management Fundamentals

Professional women inch forward in the fight for gender equality

More women are reaching senior levels of management in business than ever before, with the pay gap between men and women also shrinking, but this does not mean that the struggle women face in getting to the top is over.

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Posted on 19 July 2019 by Kumeshnee West
Where will you be Media
Management Fundamentals

Where will you be when an AI machine is sitting on the Board?

Industry 4.0 is redefining business and restructuring organisations; so what skills do you need to have as a manager to stay relevant?

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Posted on 20 March 2019 by Kumeshnee West