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(Published in 17 March 2020)
All of a sudden many people find themselves in an unaccustomed and disconcerting workspace. Home!
Your new workspace can be filled with very busy “colleagues” and distractions. On the other side you may be totally isolated and alone, which can be equally distracting. Working from home is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea.
The involuntary quarantine causes many mental health issues to surface, because we are social beings. This is even true of the self-proclaimed introverts, because people need social interactions. We don’t realize the value of the interaction and exchanges between colleagues during the course of a normal working day.
The issues that can come to the foreground from being forced to work from home in the midst of a world-wide pandemic are:
The CIPC has enhanced the Compliance Checklist, which can be accessed by logging on to the CIPC’s E-Services platform, clicking on TRANSACT and then on the Compliance Checklist icon.
From the 5thof March 2020:
I was sitting here thinking about 2019 coming to an end. Thinking what I still need to do before the year ends, while others who is privileged enough to have a paid job, can enjoy their holiday. At that moment I realised that I am actually privileged, that I am healthy, have a wonderful family, and I can work on my businesses for the last 11 years since I was retrenched after 25 years with a corporate. I felt like praying for those who now might find themselves in the same unfortunate position as I did 11 years ago today. For you I want to say, there is hope after retrechment, retirment, disability or other life changing event.
It was no easy road, but a great road, along which I could make a difference by the grace of God, in so many people lives. Bring them hope and encouragement, help them to find new ways of thinking, new ways of providing for themselves. Encouraged them to reskills themselves for this new environment that we find ourselves in.
I have seen so many friends, family, fellow matriculates, colleagues and people that crossed my path, getting the “THE RETIREMENT AGE” and are forced to retire with still so much to give and so much difference they can make and value that they can add, just give up.
I want to encourage you, ......