Change sake_ When at the top of your game, change your game (1)

Change for change sake

Environmental changes require businesses to make organisational changes in order to stay relevant in a competitive landscape, as changes are inevitable. But the idea that an organisation might want change for its own sake often provokes scepticism. Why inflict all that pain if you don’t have to? It has been suggested that organisations need to […]

Curiosity – The fuel to move you forward (1)

Adaptability as a result of curiosity

We work in a time of risk and instability. Globalisation, new technologies, and greater transparency have combined to upend the business environment and give many CEOs a deep sense of unease. Just look at the numbers. Since 1980 the volatility of business operating margins, largely static since the 1950s, has more than doubled. Staying competitive […]

Neurodiversity (5)

Neurodiversity: A different perspective

Neurodiveristy is a fairly new concept that was developed in the 1990s. Neurodiversity is the diversity of human brains and minds. This concept theorises that neurological differences such as Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum and Tourette syndrome are simply a result of normal variations in the human genome and should not be […]

Virtual Teams (2)

Diversity in virtual teams

In today’s global village environment doing business increasingly means operating in a virtual environment, due to both globalisation and a talent shortage. A virtual team can consist of members across towns, countries and time zones. One must be able to adapt to and leverage on the different work styles and cultures and utilise appropriate technologies […]

Three ways to improve performance

Leverage the power of diverse thinking

In terms of South Africa’s Employment Equity Act, affirmative action includes “making reasonable accommodation for people from designated groups in order to ensure that they enjoy equal opportunities and are equitably represented” (EEA, 2013). This article’s intention is not to question these processes and the thinking behind them, but it is unfortunate that the legislative […]