The Covid-19 pandemic has led to various aspects of professional life being highly detrimental to mental health. Professional loneliness, isolation, increased stress and burn-out have all been symptoms of the pandemic, and mental health has seen widespread deterioration despite many companies taking steps to assist employees with their mental wellness. In order to readjust their
Corporate Culture has outgrown being a buzzword in HR circles. Now, it holds a much more important title as being the single best predictor of employee satisfaction, ranking ahead of compensation and work-life balance. In fact, according to a recent article by Donald and Charles Sull in the MIT Sloan Management Review, almost two-thirds of
By Wilhelm Crous, 26 August 2021 Rethinking company strategy has become a widespread trend in light of the global pandemic- but as Peter Drucker notoriously pointed out, this might be the wrong focus. Drucker’s famous phrase “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast” stands out against the current patterns of repositioning strategies to speed up digitisation, develop
By Wilhelm Crous, 26 August 2021 The job market is getting tougher and tougher, with research indicating a post-pandemic continuation of the hybrid workplace and the best talent able to offer their skills on a global scale without even leaving their homes. In light of this, companies are trying new tactics to retain and attract
A guest article by Jan Kemp Nel Snr and Jan Kemp Nel Jnr, Authors of Employment Contracts for the New World of Work. _________________________ On 11 June 2021 (a few days after the publication of our new book Employment Contracts for the New World of Work) the Department of Employment and Labour issued an updated
The Boston Consulting Group recently interviewed more than 100 CEOs on what they’ve learnt after leading their organisations through the current crisis. These are the six themes that emerged… Purpose guides action: Purpose anchors an organisation’s day-to-day activities to a higher goal. It’s a company’s reason for being that underlies everything it does, makes, or sells.
At the start of March 2020, offices were full with a buzz of energy as people conversed with each other and held meetings around polished board tables. Then, COVID-19 struck, and with little warning offices went ‘virtual’, and people had to work from home where they could, relying on technology to do so. With social
Research from Gartner indicates 46% of workplaces will follow a hybrid working model in the near future. It’s also estimated that in 70% of manager-employee relations, either the manager or employee will be working remotely at least part of the time. While another BCG study highlighted 53% of South Africans would prefer a job that