Lessons from my mentor 2: #2018preps

by Rumbidzai Mashavave A quality management system (QMS) is the way your organisation directs and controls those activities that are related to achieving its intended results.  An ISO 9001 quality management system is one which is established, implemented maintained and continually improved. Why have a QMS? – It is a strategic decision- that helps an organisation to improve its overall performance and to provide a sound basis for its sustainable development initiatives. One key feature of the ISO 9001 is continual improvement which emphasizes on checking or performance evaluation. The same principle applies to life. Periodically  one needs to reflect on … Continue reading Lessons from my mentor 2: #2018preps

Business in Zimbabwe: Where there is a problem there is an opportunity!

In a branding workshop run by Thembie Khumalo I attended, she said something that changed the way I do business strategy and planning. People do not care about your business- be the solution they are looking for…in branding 70% of your time is spent in thinking. To be the solution, you need to understand the problem, how it is currently being solved and how you can be the desired solution to the target market. Public health, poverty, food insecurity and climate change are cross cutting issues in developing counties that the international development community has worked for decades to solve … Continue reading Business in Zimbabwe: Where there is a problem there is an opportunity!

The New Zimbabwe: Do Something!

by Rumbidzai Mashavave New President in 37 years, it is a historic time for Zimbabwe and a time where hope for a better Zimbabwe has been renewed. While we may agree or disagree with His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa choices in leadership, policy changes and action plan. It remains inevitable that things are looking up for Zimbabwe. However, this is at national level. What are you doing at an individual level? A song by Zimbabwean artist, Blesssing bled Chimanga -“DO SOMETHING” has a clear message that every good thing in life comes when you work hard and you have to do … Continue reading The New Zimbabwe: Do Something!