Empowerment means “authority or power given to someone to do something.” There is little doubt regarding the numerous benefits resulting from empowered employees. However, despite the buzz regarding empowerment, too often organisations speak about empowering their employees, but in reality, this is not true. Empowering employees cannot be a strategy on its own. Throwing people […]
Psychological safety is not about being nice. It is about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning from each other. We see this kind of organisational culture is increasingly important in the modern economy. It is about candour, taking risks, being willing to say, “I screwed that up” and being willing to ask for […]
If one were to start with a rather typical vignette of a recently hired executive who has joined a company going through a takeover. He knows something looks risky, but because he is not part of the team as yet and does not want to create a bad first impression, he keeps silent. Unfortunately, the […]
Working from home sounds like the perfect dream. No more traffic and dress codes, with increased work-life balance and flexibility. In South Africa, it has been estimated that one third of employees are working outside of their company offices. However, in reality, it is easy to lose the balance between personal and work obligations, when […]
With the rise of technology and the ability to always be connected, working from home is more possible than ever. People are striving for a better work-life balance, and remote working is seen as a potential solution. However, there are two important questions to bare. Does remote working even suit every job? In a study, […]
Steve Jobs has famously been quoted for saying “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Central to this is the concept of engagement – a concept that has been the focus of many research studies by both academics and consulting houses.