31 Jan Lasting the Distance
An old professor of mine used to say, “when business is lean, it’s time to clean” and we have been cleaning in more ways than one. When you are busy it is easiest to do what you’ve always done, reach for the same recipes, stick with the tried and tested. But it has been quiet, and we decided to shake off our cobwebs and take a fresh look at how we do things, and where we can improve.
Part of this process has been an investment in our staff. We know that our team is central to our success; as former SEC Chair Jay Clayton noted, “I cannot remember engaging with a high-quality, lasting company that did not focus on attracting, developing, and enhancing its people.”
So today was Tsitsi’s first day studying Culinary Arts here in Harare. She will come out of this with a diploma from City & Guilds, an international qualification that will benefit all of us enormously. We are all so excited to learn from her! The module on Hygiene and Safety has been updated to include sections on Covid-19 which will be added to our own protocols in due course as we navigate our way through this next season of uncertainty.
In the meantime, we are here to support and encourage Tsitsi, and cover her shifts while she’s at school!