Steps to Greater Productivity at Work

Productivity and Happiness  As a cognitive expert, I always like to share the advice from experienced psychologists. I strongly recommend this short  talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor, who argues that  happiness inspires productivity. Here at Bearing we are always keen on supporting  individuals and organisations to be more successful, productive and effective at their… Continue reading Steps to Greater Productivity at Work

The (Dark) Art of Procurement

Procurement is a necessary process that involves an organisation acquiring services from an external source, in a structured and accountable way. Limited or open procurement is a common method for obtaining consultancy or other services throughout the world. When a tendering process is initiated it should allow a fair and confidential opportunity for bidders to… Continue reading The (Dark) Art of Procurement

Women of 2014

It is almost the end of a year,  and a  good time to reflect on the achievements of the past year. I have just read a very interesting article in FT Magazine which is a great  celebration of the extraordinary women who have made their mark — as leaders, campaigners and fighters — in 2014.… Continue reading Women of 2014

Collaboration with Siemens in Africa

Bearing works with projects related to innovation and growth, for both public and private sector clients. Most of our engagements are complex, integrated projects, where the process to develop vision and strategy, as well as detailed planning and execution are keys to success. Many of our engagements are public private partnerships, involving actors from all… Continue reading Collaboration with Siemens in Africa

Corporate Reputations

I believe that most of us are aware of the importance of an impact that an impression we make has on others  and that reputation matters. It can explain the dynamic among us and the overall preference of choice. The same mechanism can be observed within the organisational environment. Reputation of the company  can explain why… Continue reading Corporate Reputations

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Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

An intriguing piece of European Union legislation came into force earlier this week which will affect every home across Europe. From 1st September 2014, it now illegal to manufacture or import vacuum cleaners into the European Union which are above 1600 watts in power. The new EU directive is targeting high power appliances which are… Continue reading Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

Managing Customer Relations

Marketing is about attracting and keeping customers by satisfying their needs and requirements. In order to delight the customer, his or her expectations must be exceeded. This is not an easy task, since customer tends to have very high expectations. Over the years the marketing methods have changed, becoming more effective and efficient. Due to… Continue reading Managing Customer Relations

Cognitive Computing Systems for Neurosynaptic Cores

I have always had a strong interest in human behaviour and cognitive processing. That is one reason I am fascinated with innovation. Having worked as a  counselling psychologist, I have  been researching and trying to understand the individual’s unique subjective psychological experience to empower their abilities and full cognitive potential. I specialised in Psycholinguistics, which … Continue reading Cognitive Computing Systems for Neurosynaptic Cores