ARTICLES ON HR management

Four sure ways to promote diversity at top levels
Management Fundamentals

Four sure ways to promote diversity at top levels

Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business asked black South African men and women what needs to change in the workplace to encourage them to apply for top jobs, here’s what they said.

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Posted on 5 August 2021 by Babar Dharani
HYBRID WORKING MODEL - MEDIA
Management Fundamentals

How to ensure the success of the hybrid working model

After more than a year of remote working, many organisations recognise its benefits, but are also conscious of its challenges. What can organisations do to ensure the hybrid working model is a success?

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Posted on 22 June 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Beverly Shrand - Healthy workplaces are foundation
Management Fundamentals

Healthy workplaces are foundational for a healthy society

Business has a critical role to play in fostering diversity and inclusion and building healthier workplaces and societies in the wake of the crisis.

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Posted on 20 May 2021 by Beverly Shrand
Rayner Canning Hybrid - MEDIA
Learning & Development

Why the demise of the traditional corporate training model is good for business

Along with office spaces, long daily commutes and the handshake, the traditional corporate training model may be gone for good. In its place, a more efficient alternative that creates a lasting positive impact in organisations is already emerging.

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Posted on 13 April 2021 by Rayner Canning
Dr Badri Zolfaghari - media
Management Fundamentals

Psychological safety in the virtual workplace

What are the main barriers to creating psychological safety in the workplace and how can this be achieved in a virtual environment?

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Posted on 8 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
crucial skills - media
Management Fundamentals

It’s only small talk - but losing it may cost businesses big time

As lockdowns prevent teams from having their organic face-to-face interactions and ‘water-cooler’ conversations, critical skills are being lost with knock-on effects for productivity and employee wellbeing. Here are four ways managers and leaders can counteract the trend.

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Posted on 12 November 2020 by Kumeshnee West
HOW OFTEN SHOULD COMPANY CULTURE BE REVIEWED?
Learning & Development

How often should company culture be reviewed and can it be changed?

We asked Prof Rija, Azvir Rampursad and Bradley Nitsckie for their views on how often company culture should be reviewed and whether it's possible to change a culture that has been instilled over an extended period of time.

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Posted on 28 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Management Fundamentals

Will remote working become the norm after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost all industries. The future worker and workspace has evolved considerable and there may be no going back. What should companies be doing to prepare for the new normal? What are the key trends and skills that are going to be in high demand? Accelerate CEO Ryan Ravens spoke to Kieno Kammies.

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Posted on 21 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Accelerate Cape Town PR - Media
Learning & Development

UCT GSB partners with Accelerate Cape Town to host Future of Work series

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has teamed up with Accelerate Cape Town to explore pressing questions on the future of work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on 21 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

What should companies be doing to ensure that they can manage employee well-being?

Research shows that promoting employee well-being and health can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Virtual meetings Medi
COVID-19

3 Tips for managing and motivating teams during COVID-19

The current crisis is offering many businesses in South Africa an opportunity to rethink how they manage and motivate their teams for the better.

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Posted on 6 May 2020 by Christina Opperman-Swart
Cape Talk logo - Media
Learning & Development

Q&A with Dr Babar Dharani on the secret to happy employees

Whether it’s chasing higher pay or finding a working environment to suit your personality type, what is it that keeps people happy at work?

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Posted on 11 March 2020 by Babar Dharani
STB
Management Fundamentals

Addressing culture and context to successfully do business in Africa

Standard Bank teamed up with the UCT GSB to co-create a powerful learning partnership that helps its managers across Africa build stronger client relationships and foster long-term profitability.

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Posted on 11 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
diversity
Learning & Development

How to foster diverse and competitive teams

How can today’s forward-looking companies get better at attracting and retaining talent from broader socio-economic backgrounds?

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Posted on 11 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office