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EMPLOYEES CAN STILL LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER IN A HY
Learning & Development

Top tips to ensure employees can still learn from one another in a hybrid world

Two-thirds of professionals fear that a hybrid workplace will damage their ability to learn from colleagues – global survey

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Posted on 24 January 2022 by UCT GSB Press Office
Hamida Parker Poor quality food control
Management Fundamentals

Poor quality control leaves a bad taste in consumers’ mouths

The recent spate of food quality failures going back to the country’s deadly listeriosis outbreak in 2018 reveals the damaging health consequences and reputational damage that can flow from a single ‘bad batch’.

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Posted on 17 January 2022 by Hamieda Parker
Petra Pavlovic It’s all about relationships
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

It’s all about relationships, brew

According to one report, almost 43% of small businesses in South Africa were forced to shut down in 2020 due to COVID-19. But the story of one Cape Town artisanal coffee roastery offers a ray of hope to those wondering how to survive these troubled times.

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Posted on 3 December 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Hamida Parker How Toyota’s approach to making cars
Management Fundamentals

How Toyota’s approach to making cars can aid vaccine production in Africa

As African countries seek to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines, they are running into several obstacles including supply chain and quality control issues. Could Lean Thinking, a manufacturing ethos developed in car factories, help local vaccine manufacturers up their game at this critical time?

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Posted on 3 December 2021 by Hamieda Parker
Thanti Mthanti - SA’s fiscal policy and macro-econ
Leadership & Ethics

SA’s fiscal policy and macro-economic framework hang in the balance as parties jostle for power

The political balance of power is shifting to the poor majority, making pro-poor human capital investment more likely.

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Posted on 3 December 2021 by Thanti Mthanti
Poetic licence to lead through challenging times
Leadership & Ethics

Poetic licence to lead through challenging times

With employees stressed, business leaders worried, and mental health challenges skyrocketing, conventional approaches to preparing leaders for the business world may not be enough. The foundational role of the leader as communicator is more important than ever – and poetry could unlock the deeper self-awareness and connection needed to lead through ambiguity.

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Posted on 21 November 2021 by Babar Dharani
Ralph Mupita Alumni
Learning & Development

MTN CEO shares five secrets to a successful career

Failure, hard work, and belief in yourself and the people around you are the hallmarks of a successful leadership career, says Ralph Mupita, Group President and CEO at African telecommunications giant MTN.

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Posted on 17 November 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Aidan
Leadership & Ethics

Servant leadership may be the key to talent retention post COVID

Nike strategy director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Aidan Kearney, believes servant leadership has so much to offer the corporate world, especially now as an increasing number of employees think of leaving their jobs in response to the stresses of the COVID-19 workplace.

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Posted on 17 November 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Buhle Goslar Alumni Reunion Weekend
Emerging Market Business

For tech to change Africa’s fortunes, we have to understand our context

Buhle Goslar, an MBA graduate from the UCT GSB, shows how business can use technology to make headway in Africa and turn around the continent’s digital and human fortunes.

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Posted on 17 November 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Francois Bonnici and Cynthia Rayner - langa
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Social change is messy and non-linear – we need approaches that speak to that

The thinking that created many of our deep-rooted social and environmental problems will not get us out of the mess we’re in. If there’s to be any hope of a brighter future for all, we need a new way of thinking about systems change.

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Posted on 17 November 2021 by Francois Bonnici