Change fatigue is defined as a general sense of apathy or passive resignation towards organisational changes by individuals or teams. Results from research has indicated that 70% of transformation efforts fail, often caused by change fatigue.
When our change load is greater than our capacity to adapt, people will display dysfunctional behaviours and their performance suffers. Resiliency is the human ability to recover quickly from disruptive change without being overwhelmed or acting in dysfunctional or harmful ways.
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”.
Competition among the most innovative companies is growing ever more heated for one of the most highly coveted resources on the market: talented employees. Unfortunately, a significant number of new hires slip away because of a poor initial experience with their new companies.
The concept of employee engagement is often confused with satisfaction or happiness; however, the true definition is deeper in meaning. According to Aon, a global professional services firm that advises on the topics of risk and human resources, employee engagement is defined as “the level of an employee’s psychological investment in their organisation.”