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A self-care framework (finally)

I had a conversation a few weeks ago that - not to be too dramatic - shifted the axis of my life a bit. It was with my friend Meg, and it was about self-care. Wait wait - I usually glaze over at the use of that

Pomegranite team 2023

You’ll never guess what the word of 2023 is…

Last week, our Operations Manager, Melissa, sent a link to our “show-and-tell” Slack channel about Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2023 - a term for “something we’re thinking about, writing about, aspiring to, and judging more than ever”. Forget the newest development in Taylor Swift’s

Normalise saying I feel overwhelmed

Can we normalise saying, “I feel overwhelmed?”

Twice in the last month, members of my team have said to me, some version of, “I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed - can we talk about it, please?” Why am I writing a blog about this? Because I think it’s amazing. Not that people feel overwhelmed

Pomegranite turns 10

Pomegranite turns 10

1 July 2023 marked 10 years since we started Pomegranite. It’s surreal. When Liz and I sat down a decade ago to write our business plan, we decided to pepper it with ways we would celebrate big milestones. For our 10th birthday, we thought, we’d have

Rowan Jason Project Manager

Meet Rowan

Sometimes it really does feel like the right people cross paths with you at the perfect time. With Melissa’s promotion to Operations Manager at Pomegranite (the best thing to happen since Taylor Swift rerecorded her music for herself), we needed more project management capacity within the

Pomegranite Operations Manager Melissa Castle

Pomegranite’s new Operations Manager

It’s been so interesting seeing the different evolutions of Pomegranite over the years, as the business has grown, as the team has expanded, and as our lives have changed along with it all. This year has felt, more than any before, like a new era for

Celebrating introverts at work Pomegranite

Celebrating introverts at work

Do you feel most alive in the company of others and the excitement of bustling social events? Or do you enjoy the peaceful serenity of a cosy night spent indoors?

Callie Joseph Pomegranite

Meet Callie

The two responses I get most often from Callie, either on Slack or in Zoom meetings, are: “Got it.” and “I’m on it!” You know when you look into someone’s eyes as they’re talking to you and you can almost see the mental spreadsheets their brain

Pomegranite perks

The perks of being a Pomegranite

Every time we go through the hiring process (which, luckily, isn’t very often as our staff turnover is quite low), we get asked new and sometimes surprising questions. One question that’s as reliable as Eskom se Push, though, is, “What perks do you get if

Pomegranite social media engine

Catching up with the social media engine

As a remote working team, it had been some time since we worked together in person. Things that I used to take for granted in the office, like eye contact, in-the-moment brainstorms and jokes, feel extra special, and in some ways more meaningful than they

What does accountability look like at work?

What does accountability look like at work?

Accountability is the foundation of trust within our team. It means that we can rely on each other, we can build upwards from a solid foundation and our energy flows in the same direction, towards the same goals.

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