All entries for June 2013

June 24, 2013

Focus group

On saturday, a colleague of mine and myself carried out a focus group and I must say it was so much fun and it was indeed a success. We did laugh and some pretty good discussions ensued form it all that will help in data for our dissertations. A big thanks to all those who helped us. God richly and abundantly bless you all.

The task ahead of transcribing was daunting. I actually began transcribing it today and in as much as this may be strage to say, transcribing is fun. Writing down the whole converstation is tasking and a lot of work but fun. Hearing what was discussed takes me to that day and I just laugh remembering how fun that day was. Since it is still fresh, I can vividly remember what some people said exactly but I know this work will take me day since I am not doing it continuously.

That said, I have learnt that the work I so much thought would be difficult turned out to be not so bad. I am not saying I now transcribe for fun..hahhaa! No. I Have learnt to embrace all the challenges that come along my way so that on that very long awaited day of August 29th, when I hand my dissertation in, I shall jubilate knowing I finished it all successfully in Jesus Name! Amen!


June 19, 2013

Stress

At what point does one decide they will stop reading? I seem to be finding new journals every day and the endless cycle of reading seem sto just not end. I read and add, and read again and add, and read yet again and still add and the cycle continues. Oh boy...the area of motivation seems to have so many authors......on the up side, there are so many theories some of which I have not even come to terms with. It is a vast topic with many authors who have differing views....oh the stress of it all.

Two more months to go and oh I cannot wait to hand this research in, even if I am far from starting to analtze data, let alone gather it. But on that sweet glorious day....I shall smile and look towards Heaven and smile at Him who brought me here and tel Him thank you, and also tel Him to help me not consider doing a Phd...hahahhaha!


June 08, 2013

The concept of Ba

Is it not amazing that many gurus in the business world are from Japan. We sure do have a lot to learn from them and how they do their thing. Kitaro Nishida developed this concept of 'Ba'. 'Ba' is a space which can be physical such as an office, room or virtual such as the internet where knowledge can be created or shared. More used as a knowledge creation center which recognizes the self as part of it. Knowledge is in the 'ba' and one must acquire it from the 'ba' so as to make sense of it. If you seperate knowledge from the 'ba', then it becomes information which can then be shared and disseminated to others. It was a totally new concept for me when I found it. It makes sense to make sure that your organization is a condusive 'ba' so that knowledge can be continuously created and shared so that the organization can transform to be a learning organization and consequently, an excellent organization.


June 05, 2013

Health and safety

Over the past few days, learning how crucial health and safety really is to an organization has exposed to the reality that this topic is not upheld with a lot of concern especially for small and medium sized companies. Since it requires some bit of capital to have a running program, some organizations shy away from implementing such programs. It is sad that many of the accidents that happen can be avoided and implementing such things as the RIDDOR can help avoid minor and even major accidents from happening. It all comes down to implementing change in these orgganizations. In as much as it is expensive to have such programs running, they in the end help save the organization lots of money in depositions, cases, etc. Its up to us as future leaders to ensure we and the workers work in a safe healthy environment and as the doctors law is.....our motto, just like them should be.."Do no harm" to employees in any way!


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