Tag Archives: Research

Your Star Sign Has Probably Changed, But Don’t Worry About It

stars-jpgI’m not a follower of zodiac star signs or related beliefs. Let me just say that right off the bat. I am also not in the business of judging or criticising those who follow the practice.

Having said that, I have read some of my horoscopes in the past that were fairly accurate. After spending some time studying psychology and related disciplines I came to realise that horoscopes and the reading of the stars suffer from one of three psychological effects.

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The evaluation of a development program directed at the trait emotional intelligence of employees

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

The global corporate setting changes swiftly as a result of technological, economic and political developments. Due to these phenomena it has been noted that staff members in general experience a great increase in emotional strain, leaving a need for an effective program focused on enhancing employees’ ability to deal with such stressors via an increase in their trait emotional intelligence.

The following abstract and thesis was written by Sigi Lange, Managing Consultant at Capacity Trust.

This research forms the basis of the EQ development programme we offer as a training workshop to organisations.

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Predictors of employee engagement in selected organisations in the Windhoek area in Namibia

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

The academic study of engagement has its roots in studies of happiness and of burnout. Happiness consists of three distinct dimensions, namely, pleasure, meaning and engagement. The dimension of engagement is highly relevant to a working environment. The positive outcomes that have been linked to engagement have driven much of the research in this field.

Living in an increasingly competitive world where performance and competitive advantage guide the thinking patterns it has become important to investigate this concept in a local setting in order to determine its roots, its predictors and the underlying processes that influence and determine engagement.

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