By Abdullah Habibzai — BusinessDNA 10th Edition, Page 16

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How to engage and motivate employee — BusinessDNA 10th Edition, Page 16

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. — Benjamin Franklin

Numerous studies have found that even when the best professionals are grouped together, productivity still depends on their being motivated and engaged. This article reviews employee engagement, signs of disengagement, methods of assessing employee engagement, and ways to keep employees engaged. It explains how a six-step model to create strongly engaged teams, manager-employee relationships, strong workplace cultures, and employee growth opportunities can result in increased employee engagement.

Based on HBR, when it comes to engagement, employees are categorized…


By Hayatullah Sayedi — Founder & Managing Director at We Empower Afghanistan and the Lead Organizer of TEDx AUAF.
BusinessDNA 10th Edition, Page 22

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BusinessDNA 10th Edition, Page 22

Entrepreneurship means fulfilling your dreams and working with passion. The world’s most renowned entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs made computers and mobile phones part of every household. Elon Musk has been an inspiration for promising an alternative vision for the future, with his plans to send humans to Mars. In Afghanistan, many tireless and ambitious entrepreneurs are advancing entire industries. …


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Panj Amu River Basing — by UNEP

Source: UNEnvironment.Org

Dushanbe/Kabul, 24 September 2020 — The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Tajikistan have taken an important step in strengthening joint efforts to protect their unique, shared mountain ecosystem of the Panj Amu Darya river basin with the signing of the two nations’ first-ever bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on environmental protection.

The agreement, which was signed in Dushanbe on 17 September 2020 and has a five-year duration, focuses on five key areas: climate change adaptation; biodiversity conservation; monitoring of water quality; environmental assessment and sharing of knowledge and expertise on ecosystem management. …


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BusinessDNA 9th Edition, Page 28

Contributed by Asian Development Bank — BusinessDNA 9th Edition, Page 28

Project Capacity: 15 MW
Total Project Cost: 18.89$ million
ADB Loan amount: 7.85$ million

A fghanistan is a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Following a hiatus in operations in Afghanistan from 1980 to 2001, ADB — in collaboration with other development partners — resumed its support for Afghanistan’s national development strategies and priority programs to establish a stronger foundation for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

ADB’s total committed assistance to Afghanistan between 1966 and 2019 is $4.9 billion by way of grants, $967.1 million in…


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BusinessDNA 9th Edition, Page 24

Build the greater version of yourself in 1399 by integrating standard scientific activities and practices into your life

A s the Afghan New Year 1399 just started, I highly encourage you to use science to reinvent yourself. As you work on reinventing yourself, you have to keep in mind that there is not only one golden key to creating a successful, peaceful, and positive life for yourself. You can either permit your choices to help you evolve or hold you back.

With that being said, what choice(s) are you going to make this new year? …


By Murtaza Edries — 7th Edition, Page 44

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(Care for the Customer, Illustration by Diba Qasemi)

Customer service is important because unhappy customers can fire us from our own businesses anytime by taking their purchases to our competitors. True and serious business people understand how quickly losing customers can reduce their revenue and profitability. We are in business, especially in the service industry — constituting 56% of Afghanistan’s GDP in 2017 — because customers buy our products. Our businesses depend on repeat purchases of our customers. As Professor and author of Out of the Crisis writes, “profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that bring friends with…

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