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“Absenteeism, the thief in businesses-Solutions sought” (Sikazwe,H. 2012)
Many organizations are struggling to maintain a satisfied workforce that is loyal and committed to corporate goals but are let down by employees who stay away from work almost with wanton. This has caused many organizations to devise several ways of solving the problem of absenteeism by implementing techniques to reduce this phenomenon. This is a short research paper looking at this issue.
“Application of workflow management in Construction-Information technology in the European Construction Industry” (Sikazwe, H. 2002)
Workflow management, Construction management, process reengineering
“Behavioral Theories-A compilation of articles, essays and papers around the world” (Sikazwe,H. 2009)
The Behaviorist’s theory is another attempt to explain human personality. It is in conflict with the Psychoanalytic and the Humanistic theory in several important ways. Most important of these are the ways in which each claims how human personality is formed. The Behaviorist in particular believes that cultural and sub-cultural conditioning moulds and shapes behavior and subsequently the personality.
“Brief Notes on Damp Proof-Treatment of damp in old houses” (Sikazwe, H. 2009)
Old houses experience rising damp when the Dpc gets breached and can cause the value of a property to devalue if not treated quickly. There are solutions that can arrest deterioration.
“Business Report Writing-Brief notes in report writing paper” (Sikazwe, H. 2003)
Simple steps needed to produce and academic report without exaggerating ability.
“Dawn of Green Architecture-Designing with the environment in perspective” (Sikazwe, H. 2010)
This research document addresses the quiet revolution of Green Architecture that has become the way forward for sustainable design and controlling of carbon emission. It is an attempt to pinpoint issues that Architects are currently faced when designing for a modern structure that provides solutions for the green industry.
“Green Architecture in Africa (2) Professional Challenges for designers” (Sikazwe, H. 2011)
This is a follow up to “Green Architecture in Africa” and happens to have additions to the first research paper.
“Memory and the Psychology of Denial –Psychoanalytical studies in humans” (Sikazwe,H. 2012)
This compilation of works by various authors attempts to answer the social problem of denial and the underlying reasons why people exhibit this problem. It is an attempt to provide research that has been done over several years by different psychologists, past and present who attempted to provide answers to this social phenomenon. Though normally seen as being present in others, everyone has some amount of this problem and refusing it’s inherent existence is in itself denial being exhibited
“Psychoanalytical Theories and Opposing Views” Science or philosophy (Sikazwe, H. 2011)
This is a sequel to “behavioral theories”. This research centers on articles, views, comments and analysis of Freud Sigmund’s work and the opposing views as exposed by literature and later works by Psychoanalytic theory critics
“Simple Everyday Business Terms” (Sikazwe, H. and Bwalya, G. 2012)
This research work looks specifically at the technical business and accounting terms that are misunderstood or misapplied by everyday conversations in academic and general business interactions.
“Successful Dissertation Writing.”(Sikazwe, H. 2012)
This is a follow-up to report writing and is a paper intended to assist students struggling with dissertation writing. It is meant to be used by both Undergraduate and Post graduate candidates aspiring to obtain an academic qualification in whichever field they are involved in. It embodies the basic consideration of academic etiquette research and dissertation writing.
“The Building information modeling (BIM) Thing is so Exciting” (Sikazwe, H. 2012)
Recently, “BIM” has been promoted as the solution to reduce waste and inefficiency in building design and construction. However, many organizations have taken a wait-and-see attitude about BIM, looking for evidence for return on investment it entails. BIM is not a technology, but it does require suitable technology to be implemented effectively. Thus building models allow for better integration of design processes, allowing the kind of exploration that is equivalent to having a team of analyst consultants assessing designs as they make explorations.
“The rise of Fiber-optic Broadband-The rise of Telewest-NTL to prominence” (Sikazwe, H. 2007)
The introduction of fiber-optic technology in the Industry has given competitive advantage a new dimension in the telecom market place. Companies that have unique products will always rise to the top of the pile.
“Virtual Employee Concept-Call Center, Knowledge management, Change management” (Sikazwe, H 2008)
Well trained call center staff are better equipped in making call centers “profit centers” rather than “cost centers”. Customer satisfaction depends on well trained and motivated call center staff.
“Why is Workflow Management still Unattractive?” (Sikazwe, H. 2012)
This is the abstract to a research paper that the Author is currently working on and is due to be published soon….
“Workflow issues and their impact On organizations” (Sikazwe,H 2013)
A blog posting on: www.apexbusinessmanagement.co.uk addressing simple every day unrecognized misuse of workflow on organization’s operations.
“Workflow Management and Allegory of Marriage” (Sikazwe, H. 2012)
This is a short description of the basics of workflow management as can be described in the allegory of Marriage as a depiction of what happens in organizations that have poor workflow and processes from the beginning.