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Invest in your crayons – reap the benefits

Posted on: 18 Aug 2014

We can learn a lot from crayons, that is, using the analogy of a box of crayons to define the different members that make up a team. Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have strange names and all are different colours... but they all live together in the same box. When defining employees as crayons, it becomes evident that team building is a very important component of every organisation. Unfortunately, not many share this opinion.

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Common Restructuring Pitfalls

Posted on: 10 Jul 2014

Restructuring is a common business practice that with the right direction, change management capabilities and communication can be implemented successfully and with limited resistance. Seugnet van den Berg, MD at Management Consulting firm Bizmod, says that common mistakes are made when the process is rolled down to lower levels.

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LAW: PoPI Offers SA Business the Chance to Clean House

Posted on: 09 Jul 2014

The impending Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) is an opportunity for South African corporates to enforce sound business practice across their interests and effectively ‘clean house’, says Anne-Marié Pretorius, Partner at Bizmod.

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IT projects: heading for a fall

Posted on: 09 Jul 2014

Taking on a new IT project is likely to trigger varying responses from IT and business executives. Highly unlikely reactions, however, are a slight shrug of the shoulders, or a settling back with a self-satisfied smile that says: "No problem, it's in the bag.

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The corporate culture of a virtual organisation

Posted on: 26 May 2014

Culture by nature is transferred through people and their interactions. It is vital that the cultural fundamentals of the virtual organisation are communicated upfront and consistently to all employees to develop and sustain the corporate culture in the organisation.

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