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Why Collaboration & Networking?

You Can’t Survive without Networking & Collaboration  

The conduct of business is becoming more complex year after year. This is certainly because the world is increasingly becoming a global village and only a handful of businesses have not yet been affected by the changing dynamics of the business environment.
Even with the few who are yet to be affected, one can make a right prediction that their days are numbered. Strictly, at the business or institutional level, it is paramount to note that competition is no longer just local. For example, products from different parts of the world are found in supermarkets and homes all over the world. These phenomena are very well complemented by the availability of affordable internet enabled devices.

In certain jurisdictions, nations are continuing, advising and encouraging the patronage of local goods and services. Obviously, there may be some clear intentions to achieve some specific national objectives which may seem very good. However, having established that the world has become a global village, to what extent can one be advised or encouraged to patronize local content-goods and services?
Experts are of the view that collaboration and networking is the winning approach. This can be practiced at the national, business as well as at the individual level. But at the business front, what does collaboration mean?

 

 

In a few words, let us try to understand collaboration and further suggest factors that are warranting collaboration in business. Collaboration in business is seen as cooperation and sometimes partnerships. During high school days, one can reflect on some practices to bring home further meaning of collaboration. At school, one may be good at mathematics, another in the sciences, the other in economics, etc. in most cases, students who want to excel in almost all subjects formed study groups and individual’s specific weaknesses in some subjects are catered for by the strengths of others in the group. Otherwise, one can have absolute excellence in a subject and fail woefully in the other or others.
At the business front, especially in these times of strong competition, failing to engage in collaborations and partnerships when and where necessary can result in a story which is told of several crabs put in a basin without a lid. No one gets to the top. Any crab that tries to escape, perhaps to a desired state is being pulled down by the other.
The challenges confronting businesses operating in a global village are too complex for any one business to overcome. Most do not have the appropriate resources, capabilities and capacities to handle the present, let alone the future demands on them. Generally, people and firms will desire to go alone. However, current happens and expectations will sometimes dictate to us to collaborate.

“It is believed that the Japanese win so many global tenders at good prices because they generally organize a consortium and then submit a single quotation”

One up-manship may be good, but usually the goodness of it is short-lived whereas teamwork and collaboration wins everywhere and at almost every time. In the Ghanaian business environment one can think of viable business that faced-out after the demise of the owners who were running such businesses all by themselves.
Let us now examine some critical instances that will always call for collaboration so that when you are at that crossroad as a business, you can easily take the part of collaboration or a search for one.


To begin with, collaboration becomes important when resources are inadequate. These resources can be money, men and materials. Beyond the money, men and materials, appropriate technologies, expertise and other capacities could also represent some resources that a business may need to be able to satisfy a certain desire. Not having these resources is certainly not a recipe to fold up or continue to produce at current or previous levels especially when that level dissatisfies customers. That sometimes could be dangerous in today’s competitive world of business. In that state of resource inadequacy, a prudent decision among others, will be to find out who has a specific strength to partner with to be able to deliver.

Most giant businesses have sections of their activities given to other businesses. In the payroll outsourcing industry, owing to the heavy investment required in the form of tax knowledge, servers, internet and backup infrastructure, companies mostly an internet service provider (ISP), accounting/tax firm and a software house collaborate to deliver top end services. One may have the server and internet gateway for undertaking the actual calculation and delivery of the reports whereas the others comes with knowledge of local taxes and report customization expertise. When each gets a job, it is accepted and then passed on to the pool, in so doing the customer gets the best from the best and at the best price.

Finally, cooperation will only succeed when there is obvious synergy and perhaps no – competition between collaborators. Members of the pool irrespective of whether they initiated the contact or not, still retain compensation for their efforts.
Today’s business dispensation will belong to firms who will desire to embark on appropriate networking and collaboration. Networking therefore becomes an inevitable component of collaboration, especially on the part of service delivery business, but can also be considered in almost every line of business.
The days of the lone ranger are gradually ending, to succeed in the global village, entities, whether business or individuals require collaborations based on their competitive advantages.

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Technophobia will kill Hundreds of Ghanaian businesses next two decades

 

Scared of Technology? Read This

Technophobia as defined by most dictionaries such as Macmillan, is the irrational fear of technology or an aversion towards technological advancement. This syndrome is killing many economies and businesses every day.

This fear of technology comes about when people do not fully understand how a technological tool works, mixed with possible dangers and negative impacts or risks of hateful misuse. Also, an anxiety over deficient competences and skills to deal with new technologies and the fear of consequent social exclusion is another means of contracting technophobia.

The deadly impact of technophobia on our businesses and for that matter our economies is a global concern. Not only African countries but also advanced countries — the so-called torchbearers of technological development are also in this situation. A 2015 survey by researchers at Chapman University, reports cyber terrorism, corporate tracking of personal information and government tracking as some of the top fears Americans have — all these are technological fears.

There is no old economy but a new one. Every government policy is aimed at the next economy. Every business is hoping to make some gains in the next few years. Consumers are on the search for easy ways to get offers, and businesses are investing in convenient and smarter business operations while investors are charting better ways to make innovative investments. These are uncontrollable dynamics in every economy. All these evolutions are driven by technology. This is the reason why Technophobia is a deadly syndrome to a middle-income economy like Ghana’s.

Many businesses in Ghana are battling technophobia. Unlike traditional phobias, it does not cause any bloodcurdling fear but subtly disturbs our peace of mind. The unfortunate thing is that, this disease has come to stay considering how technology is rampaging the face of contemporary businesses the world over, with new trends of business operations emerging every day.

In this article, we will establish the extent to which technophobia is jeopardizing the future of many businesses in Ghana and why these businesses might collapse in the next 5 years.

According to www.platformvaluenow.org, a research website, technophobes at our workplaces battle the following technophobia: fear of technology eliminating jobs and the need for human workers; fear of technology taking over the human (individual or society); fears related to privacy and cyber security; fear of losing control and getting lost in the technology mesh; fear of not learning the skills or not having access to use a technology. fear of dependence and not surviving without the technology (for example in case of a power cut); fear of negative social and societal impacts (for example lack of face-to-face interaction); fears related to fast and vast information flows (for example validity of news) and fear of governments not having the means to monitor and control malicious and criminal activity related to new technologies.

How Deadly Is Technophobia To Businesses In Ghana?

A growing number of commentators and technophiles are already heralding the massive impacts of technological advancement on businesses today and it is almost a public knowledge that technology is adding value to businesses. The exponential rate at which technology is changing business operations is so fast that one cannot choose to stay unconcerned – In effect, technology has increased productivity from communication and marketing to customer management.

This indicates that businesses who are resisting technological advancement in operations due to fear are doing more harm than good to their future. The world of business is now being driven by technology and that is an uncontrollable factor in our today’s economy. The issue therefore is not about how much progress technology is doing to businesses but rather how possible can a business exist without technology? This underscores the rational of the impact of technophobia on Ghanaian business.

In the near future, almost 90 % of all business operations across different sectors will be automated and no one will queue in any office just to do small business transactions—from banking to massage therapy. Everything will be done by technology. There will be no need to go through any hassle just to get a service or a product from a company. This indicates that there will be no time to waste, no option than to adjust because there will be no reason to resist this evolution. The time is here.

Fear of this progressive wave will not only dampen business growth but also cripple young and growing economies like Ghana’s in general. In 2016, a group of industrial experts predicted that technology will take over businesses in the next two decades. At the 2016 Citi FM’s Innovation Summit, Legal Practitioner, Ace Kojo Anan Ankomah; Patrick Awuah, founder of Ashesi University; CEO of Rancard, Kofi Dadzie, as well as CEO of mpedigree and Director at IMANI Ghana, Bright Simons together predicted that companies will be compelled to evolve innovatively as technology evolutionalizes business operations in the country.

The world is at the peak of its global village journey and it is growing smaller and smaller everyday due to technology which is being facilitated by the internet. The 2017 statistics on internet penetration rate in Africa has been reported as 35.3 % according to www.internetworldstats.com. This means that thousands of people in Ghana and Africa as whole, are migrating to the internet community every day. This also means businesses will now have to relocate to this community if the really want to growth. This is the reason why the fear of technology will collapse many businesses in the two decades.

Evolving together with technology is no more an option but a business requirement in Ghana—it is a do or die affair. The onus lies on all business owners.

 

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We are Hiring

 

A reputable Company offering Payroll and Labour Outsourcing services is recruiting personnel for its operations in Accra.

Applicants must have interest in ICT particularly in the areas of Payroll and Human Resource Management Systems.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Good ICT skills
  • Knowledge of payroll systems and Personal Income tax
  • Willingness to pursue a career in Human Resource Management
  • Must have completed National Service in August 2017 and  not earlier
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in French will be an advantage.
  • A Ghanaian National
  • Not more than 24yrs
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A good composure under pressure
  • A good Degree  in Human Resource Management  will be an advantage
  • A good knowledge in mathematics and accounting will be an advantage

WHAT WE OFFER

  • We offer good remuneration
  • A structured training program covering the core knowledge required in our business
  • An interaction with a variety of clients

TO APPLY

Send your CV to recruitment2018job@gmail.com

The closing date is 15th May, 2018

Only short listed applicants would be contacted.

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Making Myself Relevant By Joining the Multisoft PAT Program

                        Wouldn’t you rather be  more Competitive in your Profession? 

To remain relevant, we must adapt to Change and stay abreast with it. Change has and will always be with us, this is a fact which cannot be disputed.

“There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and change. You can’t avoid change, it’s mandatory, progress however is optional”

While everyone accepts this, most do little to stay updated. It is important to realize that in today’s competitive world, one of the important tools to realize our dreams and objectives is staying updated with where, how and when to get things done.

Yes, you were probably the best student in the Accounting class at graduation some ten years ago or you were one of the best chartered accountants in the early 90s.  You can still be that good today only if you keep updating yourself with knowledge relevant to the current period.  Otherwise, you are a ‘yesterday’ winner but certainly not today. Today may belong to someone else. It is very clear and important to consider that, he who is on top in his chosen field today risks losing his “championship’ belt if he ignores the acquisition of relevant information, skills and knowledge that will warrant his continued stay at the top.

Now, let’s consider a bit of detail on what it takes to remain relevant.

Without many words, remaining relevant means having relevant skills, ability, material, tools, knowledge and wisdom to assume and complete today’s task.

It could also mean knowing how best to apply the acquired skills, ability, material, tools knowledge in the conduct of today’s social and business responsibilities. This is important because the tools, skills, knowledge etc., are important but the ultimate is “using “them in a much efficient manner. This means removing the less efficient process and replacing them with more efficient one’s on a daily basis.

Some have been slow in adapting to change and have become victims of change. In most cases, the desire to adapt to change is often inhibited by time, pride and status amongst others.

From the perspective of time, it is obvious that the higher you go ,the busier you get, the less time you have  to read ,to attend courses, to embark on educational tours, to interact with peers ,to attend seminars ,conferences and conventions . The unavailability of time reduces the avenues and opportunities to get to know new things and thus speeds up the process of becoming obsolete.

Another notable reason is pride. This may be considered very unfortunate, reason being that it is preventable. Pride makes you feel that you know everything and that there is absolutely nothing new to learn.

A look at our business environment reveals some unfortunate practices which are obviously, the result of pride .For example, a sales supervisor organizes sales related seminar for sales officers, but he [the sales supervisor] will not attend. Similarly, the sales manager would also put together a programme for keeping sales supervisors updated but the sales manager will not show up at the programme. Sometimes if they do put up an appearance, it will only be at lunch time or at the end of the program. It follows through up to the top. Ask them why they will not sit in the presentation and this is likely to be their response “it is a program for my team”.

Finally there is also an issue of status .Some strongly believe that it does not really matter what one learns. To them, it is about where the program will happen and the class of people who will be sitting with them for that seminar or presentation .Like the issue of pride, the status consideration at all times is equally unfortunate.

Many of today’s young workers will throw in issues such as inadequate resources to embark on continuous professional development. You will find the same people finding other excuses to ignore, if such functions are sponsored or financed by their organization.

No matter your good reason for failing to embark on actions to keep you in time, continuous professional development is a strong winning tool and must be embarked upon by all of us. Perhaps, enough of your past winning glories. Let us now focus on how to be equally better for today’s assignments as well as those assignments to come in the years ahead .In many little ways ,we can learn to update ourselves –seemingly little but actually very important .Consider your time at college as an opportunity to know how to learn. Now that you are out of the college, you can do more learning in whichever means available.

Join us in our monthly PAT Programme and learn new tools and concepts relevant to today’s business It is said that, the world now does not need LEARNT professors and professional, we rather need LEARNING ones.

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How To Be A Successful CEO

Be Successful at What You Do 


The pyramid of the management hierarchy will project the C.E.O, also known in other jurisdictions as the Managing Director (MD) at the top. The top is usually viewed as a much privileged and pleasant position. The aspiration of many middle management personalities is to get to the top to enjoy maximum satisfaction, power, better remuneration etc.

Whereas that may represent both a perception and reality, it is absolutely important to note that becoming a number one in any human institution is also a heavy responsibility. The C.E.O whilst enjoying power and privileges is at the same time the trustee of all resources involved – men, money and materials. The C.E.O becomes the steward of these resources at defined period ends.

Yes, it is an opportunity and pleasure to make the appointment but the devastating effect of such appointment becomes a burden of the C.E.O. Can a C.E.O disassociate himself from any wrongdoing or any unfortunate occurrence of an institution? The answer has and will in most cases remain “NO” even if such occurrences are seen as the act of God, the C.E.O is expected to have taught of mitigative measures and even if there are, questions are asked as to whether such measures were adequate.

    The Power Factor

The C.E.O consciously or unconsciously influences the entire institution because he casts a deep shadow of the institution. A company may have 1000 people working for it and the C.E.O may not even know 100 of them personally. However, every single action and behaviour by every worker becomes a responsibility of the C.E.O.

In public circles, we have had instances where heads of ministries and departments have been summoned to answer questions on perceived unpleasant dealings even when such acts were known to have been perpetuated by lower personnel of such institutions.

The Best Way to Go 

I am sure any aspiring C.E.O at this juncture of our conversation may be wondering whether to drop or keep that aspiration. So long as you are not just being favoured or forced to become the C.E.O, keep to that aspiration because not being favoured or forced may mean that you are aspiring by developing relevant capacities by gathering relevant experiences and intellectual abilities to accept the opportunity and the associated deep responsibilities when they com.

On the other hand, being favoured or forced unnecessarily may have devastating effects. It is said that “nothing gets done out of nothing”. Everything is done out of something. Let us consider a few basic issues that make the C.E.O.

As established earlier, the C.E.O is not the occupying of a space or position. It should rather be seen as the handling of the overall responsibility whether directly or indirectly of the institution. Here, the C.E.O must fully understand the concept of the organization and if it is a typical business entity, be abreast of the technical and operational units of the business aside from his adequate competency in the management of the “man, money and materials of the institution.

Secondly, a C.E.O of any level-large, medium or small sized institution must have a certain vision. Then, he must consider it important enough to share that vision with those he works with through effective and absolutely simple communication. Relevant information must be shared by all as and when it is expected. At the implementation of such vision, the C.E.O must make hard and difficult decisions that may be associated with the vision implementation process even if that may result in hatred and criticisms.

The C.E.O must also learn to be very humble. No single individual can command all wisdom, it should not be difficult for a C.E.O to say “I do not know” when appropriate then, go and find the right responses through appropriate consultations. Humility is a resource to a C.E.O and the C.E.O should be able to rely on that (humility) to say I am sorry when he errs or when any part of the institution does not go as desired by interested stakeholders.

Our current business environment makes some unfortunate revelations on the business of being a C.E.O. The desire and the advocacy to establish businesses and enterprises have led to having many C.E.Os. From our conversation, a C.E.O must carefully be “baked”. Can that be the case for a new graduate who has established a business and by that mere establishment makes him the C.E.O The idea and investment may be important but the implementation of the idea into sustainable business becomes a greater responsibility?

What is recommended in this situation is that the establisher of the institution relinquishes that C.E.O position to a much experienced and knowledgeable person for a considerable period of time? During which period, the establisher/owner of the institution will gather adequate capabilities and experiences to take over. Alternatively, one can also be humble enough to make submissions to mentors and consultants in the industry. Failing to do any of these may either slow the growth of the business or sometimes deprives of any growth and the result, collapse and loss of investment. Fortunately, the management aspect of the job of the CEO is being complemented by the presence of tools of information communication technology. Areas of management such as evaluation and assessment, monitoring etc. are done much easier these are reliefs which were not available to CEOs decades ago.

In conclusion, it must be clearly noted that the job of a C.E.O is not for everyone. A school of thought has it that, for some people and professions, by their training and resulted thinking, the job of C.E.O may not be appropriate for them because the fair balance of the management of the men, money and materials may not come easily to them.

   The Takeaway

To be the C.E.O, it needs the ability to be the goldfish in a bowl. It is certainly not a mere occupation but strictly a vocation. This vocation calls for being able to have independent thoughts without losing the ability to listen to others. The C.E.O is strictly thinking and acting job at different times. When situations are pleasant and things are generally going very well, the C.E.O needs to think, think and think. When things are going bad, the C.E.O needs to evoke all senses to act and act and act.

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Understanding Workplace Politics And Productivity

At any time that individuals or perhaps groups interact or work together, there is and will always be a common phenomenon. There has been and will continue to be what is known as concordant and those who will also discord. Call it the “attractors and repellents” . This is certain because there will always be likes and dislikes.  

These occurrences are usually fueled very little by nature but more by personal interests and motives. Unfortunately, people are assembled to put forces together to promote productivity but rather, by their actions of politics, productivity which is the result of their togetherness suffers. It has been established that politics in institution cannot be eliminated. So the only available antidote is to manage. Politics is not confined to the area of “politics” where nation’s president and other leaders are elected. It is everywhere and in fact much stronger in typical business set-ups.

“Remember, it is earlier stated that the only way available to deal with politics is to manage it.”

Let us now do some reflections on identifying occurrences that give rise to business politics because knowing the problem makes it easier to find solutions .

At the business front, one must first of all come to terms with the fact that politics or some amount of it is present. To believe differently means that you are deliberately being unrealistic. Also, it is important to know dreams, desires, ambitions etc of your work especially if you are the leader and therefore, among other key responsibilities, tasked to   manage the politics. Often times, our carrier are not only centered on what we are capable of doing or have done but also largely on chances, opportunities that rise, sometimes power struggles as well as the styles, understandings and philosophies of our work mates.

Perhaps, useful information may be to know and understand yourself in the area of your style and approach to deal with issues as a leader, your unique strengths and weaknesses.

For young executives who have strong carrier aspirations, strong politics at the workplace is a hindrance in many ways. Therefore getting yourselves armed with information to assess whether there is a strong politics at the workplace or an indication of a possible one is very important.

Let us now learn to know some of the possible factors that are fast triggering politics at our workplace.

To start with, it is important to note that, when there is no clear performance evaluation system, workplace politics is being nursed and soon there will be one if there is none already in existence. In that situation, it is likely that merit may go to those who do not deserve. This may mean that, those who run personal errands for bosses, receive their bosses and drive them home from the airports, give gifts etc. are those who are likely to be rewarded irrespective of their performance on their mandated tasks on the job.

The quality of the leader of business or at the workplace also has something to do with creation of workplace politics. At the workplace, the leader consciously or unconsciously casts a deep shadow on the organization – his actions and attitudes are usually seen as the actions and attitudes of the organization. You may have a leader who is intellectually sound and commands a high level of integrity. With that leader, he is a strong motivation to the entire workers of the organization. On the hand, where the leader is weak by the lack of intelligence and integrity, he may be ignorant, take decisions not based on facts but rather how he feels, selfish and will often have short term visions of things. Under such a leader’s regime, no questions are asked and there is also no need for answers. In the process hatred and discomfort breeds, strong politics is created and little attention is given to real work and meaningful contributions.

Let us also discuss another avenue that gives room to workplace politics. It has to do with the employee/employer selection system. Many businesses do not pay sufficient attention to the selection system at the point of entry. This usually leads to the recruitment of workers who may not have the necessary knowledge and skills to execute workplace responsibilities. It even get worrying when people with wrong attitudes are selected.

Often people with wrong attitudes as well as those who are not competent know that they are undeserving and then resort to perpetuate politics and gossips. They also know that to be able to survive, they must attack those who have the capacity. This eventually brings about factions.

To conclude, it must be noted again that workplace politics has never been a blessing to any organization. It denies the organization of deserving levels of productivity. All relevant tools and strategies must be employed to help deal with it. Perhaps, the good news to today’s manager is that there is a wide range of solutions from Information Communication Technology. Companies are drastically reducing human interference and interactions because softwares are aiding routine activities. The effect socially is perhaps unemployment but the business primarily objective of profit maximization will not be compromised.

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Choosing the Right Business Management Software For Your Small Business

Determining the right Business Management Software (BMS) solution for your small business can be very daunting given the vast number of available options. Some of these numerous solutions might offer just barely enough for your present needs, but you’ve to keep in mind your future needs, whether you anticipate them or not.

Certainly, there are some solutions that are indeed “one-size-fits-all” in that, they are flexible, adaptable and scalable, and are designed to not only accommodate but cope with business evolution. You want your small business to grow, after all, and you never know what’s around the corner, especially in this fast moving business space.

SAP Business One is one such turnkey solution to consider, since it comes with excellent features that allow you to gain greater control over your business. It allows you to streamline your business operations while providing you with real time reports.

The right BMS will make the most intricate operations simple for your business and SAP Business One is designed to do just that. It’s a comprehensive solution that covers virtually all aspects of your business including finance, logistics/operations and customer relationship management.

Currently, SAP Business One has more than 46,000 customer that are serviced by 1500 certified SAP Business One partners, covering more than 25 different industries in 120 different

countries, according to BLUEKEY, one of the world’s leading SAP Business One Partners. This is evidence that SAP Business One has worked for many companies just like yours

As a small business, making a wrong choice in the usage of ERP software can be very dangerous. You possibly stand the bad chance of losing revenue and depriving yourself significant business growth. It is always advisable to look out for software that has these features: Configurability Fluidity , Simplicity , Scalability and Integrability 

Truth be told, as a small and growing business, it’s important to achieve some quick wins while automating your first business process, and then have the flexibility to make changes easily in order to adapt to the evolution of your business both in size and in complexity. SAP Business One is in anyway built with this objective.

As a small business, looking for an opportunity to grow, your focus must be on solutions that can help you manage your key elements of business: People, Business processes, Workflows & Tasks, Data and Collaboration.     However, you do not need pricey software that would break your bank account. So adopting what I describe as “Buy low, Use high” strategy will forever be the best for your business. With this strategy your attention must be on both quality & price.

Your budget may not be enough but you certainly do not want just any software. You’re looking for a robust ERP software solution that can exceed your business expectations. Your attention should therefore be solutions that offer high affordability and quality. This is the reason why SAP Business One has been ticked as the ideal ERP solution for both small, mid-sized and Enterprises.

Multisoft Solutions Limited is a leading business partner of SAP implementing SAP Business One ERP solution for many businesses in Africa. Request a Demo

 

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The Price We Pay For Success

Indisputably, all of us as humans do not only have the desire to succeed but to have notable and recognizable degrees of success. I have never in my entire life heard anyone declaring either expressly or implicitly that they want to fail in life.

We all want success. We want to be successful and feel successful. We chase money, fame, power, education, relationships and a thousand other things.

                                What Success is not

It’s easy to assume that success means obtaining a specific object, such as a job or social status, and to believe that if we get that thing, we’ll be successful. However, most of the greatest successes resulted from the worst failures. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

                    What Is Success? 

Success may look very simple and easy to define, however most of the definitions only provide a narrow view. Success is highly relative – what may be a state of success to someone may be a state of ‘’hell’’ to another person. Recently, I met an old time friend at a program. This is somebody I have not seen for a decade. We had a long conversation. Out of the conversation, I got to know that at age thirty three, he was a branch manager of one of the reputable banks in Ghana. I jumped into conclusion that all is well with my friend. My friend got to know that I was running my own show  empowering accountants and businesses with Business Software Solutions such as, SAP® Business One, Sage X3, or IQ Retail. He also concluded instantly that I was blessed. At this point of the conversation, my thinking was that he was the successful one. On the other hand he did not only think but expressed that ‘’ you are the man’’. Then we delved into the challenges of our respective trades. He revealed that he has absolutely no time for himself and the family, resulting from long working hours, often stressed because of volumes of reports and targets to meet amongst others.

Though my friend had personal financial stability almost all the time because of assured monthly salary, he lacked the work life balance. On the other hand, I had time for myself and the family, flexible working hours and no stringent targets and reports but financially unstable as a result of the young stage of my business.

None of us is wrong and most people will not be wrong with their definitions, however being like someone doesn’t necessarily make you successful. Many people have fought and struggled to the top only to feel miserable and burned out once they get there. They’re unhappy because they pursued the wrong definition of success—one that didn’t match their values.

                                                                    The Price of Success

Absolutely nothing is created or made out of nothing, everything is created out of something. This also means there is a price to be paid for every desired state or thing in life. For my friend and I, the price we were paying for our respective successes is the opportunity cost posed by the challenges of our trade. To that student who wants to have academic excellence, that constant sacrifice of personal pleasures for studies and research could be the opportunity cost. For the sales person who wants to achieve sales stardom, constant sales strategy implementation and absolute hard work could be the price.

From the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night”. Success must be carefully and deliberately baked and or crafted. Success that are usually attained out of sudden flights never stand the test of time. They sometimes inflict pains and untold failures.

 

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Recruitment!

Employment Opportunity

A reputable Company distributing ERP Solutions is recruiting Business technology advisors and Implementers for its francophone operations.

Applicants must have interest in ICT, database concepts, computerized business applications and project management tools.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Good ICT skills with experience in basic programming
  • Willingness to pursue a career in the deployment of Business Management Systems
  • Must have completed National Service in August 2017 and  not earlier
  • Fluent in English and French
  • A Ghanaian National
  • Not more than 24yrs
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A good composure under pressure
  • A good Degree  in accounting or Computerized accounting  will be an advantage

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • We offer good remuneration
  • A structured training program covering the core knowledge required in our business
  • An interaction with a variety of clients

 

TO APPLY

Send your CV to recruitment2018job@gmail.com   

The closing date is 30th March, 2018

Only short-listed applicants would be contacted.