Capetonians are traditioanlly fickle people that often moan about not having anything to do on the weekend. We hate driving more than 15 minutes and are tired of doing the traditional touristy things such as wine tasting and heading to the coast. Ag, what a tough time we have it here.
Fear no more people! Acrobranchhave recently opened in Constantia and for some ungodly reason, a mate decided to drag me Ziplining. Why would anyone in their right mind want to dangle from above the tree tops while engaging in movement that causes an increased heart rate and sweat!? Urg. Lazy.
Well, after finally kicking and screaming, I am now one of those mad men that want to do it again. I felt like I was born in the wild and was reborn as Action Man. Ripped.
Check those guns.
IT FLIPPING ROCKS!
It isn’t as hectic as it sounds, and while you do swing from tree to tree using nothing but rope and a little clip to keep your from splattering to the ground in spectacular fashion, it is a shit ton of fun to put it bluntly.
At first, I nearly needed a change of underwear when I saw how high up it was, but as soon as I got going I didn’t even think about the height again, until my cruel friend asked, “aren’t you terrified of heights”. At that moment, not only did I feel like Tarzan ready to rescue Jane, but I felt like a combination of Spiderman and Superman. I was pumped and ready to swing on those ropes like a Monkey man flying towards the most glorious Banana try ever known.
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So I know I haven’t blogged in a while and forgive me, but this is something that has cropped up over the last few months time and time again, and I was hoping that I could pose the question to you intelligent, beautiful people out there and see who has had any experience with this.
When I joined iMod Digital what feels like ages ago, (it was only 9 months actually), we got a rad little office in Harfield Village. Just big enough for Chris and I to do our thing in and create Rock and Roll. Yes, that is capitalized because the work we do deserves that – just look at Google ;). Now we are getting to the point where we need to think about investigating other options, and this has become incredibly difficult.
We both live really close to the office and therefore don’t want to trek a million miles to and from work as this one of the advantages of working how we work, but we also want some nice swanky offices. This has become increasingly more impossible to find as our search continues.
We are looking for some swanky places that are of a good size which allow us to expand. We have found one or two places that a decent rate, but each one comes with their own pitfalls.
They have furnished offices, classy meeting areas (big factor) as well as a front desk and retaurants and cafes around. Anyone know of a place similarly as awesome, but at a decent rate, in the Southern suburbs that doesn’t cost as much as a correct Saudi Prince?
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Tonight is the night peeps! The rock legend brings his tunes to the Cape to rock the Cape Town Stadium tonight.
I know a few people going but unfortunately my sister won’t be going due to her broken leg. I must admit that the entire setup has been quite unfriendly towards someone who is “disabled”. Don’t worry, there is a full blog post coming about that.
Anyway, here are some tunes to get you amped for tonight.
Curb stress in the office: Allow employees to stay at home
The global recession was responsible for major changes in many work environments across the world. Restructuring, an increase in the expectation placed on employee capacity, and the need to stay ahead of the pack for job security were huge stressors for employees in the years following the recession. Even though the business environment has stabilised since the global downturn, stress levels related to work are still on the rise, which doesn’t bode well for productivity.
Stress factors at work
One of the major causes of stress at work is the inability for outdated ways of doing business – including the use of rigid hierarchical structures – to be replaced with more efficient and innovative business processes. Fast-paced business environments don’t seem to take into consideration the fact that employees also need to fulfill other roles that pertain to family and social structures, with more and more demand being placed on employees to utilise their time outside of business hours to fulfill work obligations. Commuting time and distances are also major stress factors, with employees arriving at work in an existing state of stress only exacerbating stress levels on the job.
Symptoms of high stress levels
Irritability, fatigue, insomnia, and low immunity are common among stressed-out employees. More troubling, however, are the effects of chronic stress, which causes the development of far more serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and asthma, amongst others. Not only do sufferers develop conditions that may well be life-long, but the effects of employees under constant stress will also affect their employers’ bottom line. As employees are forced to take more sick days, productivity is significantly affected. And since those most stressed are the high achieving employees, companies risk losing their stars to a more balanced lifestyle, as more and more employees choose the route of entrepreneurship to escape high stress office environments.