ARTICLES ON Managing people

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
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Leadership & Ethics

Making space for Buddha in the boardroom

A new study shows that by staying true to the founding principles of the Buddhist meditation technique known as mindfulness, business leaders can reimagine not just how they work, but also how to build stronger relationships in the workplace.

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Posted on 10 May 2021 by Kurt April
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Management Fundamentals

It is time we leave the VUCA-world behind

At the risk of drying up the book royalties of hundreds of business authors who have built their careers around it, VUCA is on its way out and a new framework has emerged to replace it.

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Posted on 15 April 2021 by Elanca Shelley
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
Cape Talk
Management Fundamentals

What's your people strategy for 2021?

Remember the days when you shook hands enthusiastically with clients and colleagues just before sitting down together at the meeting table? Sharing pens to scribble down ideas during a brainstorming or team building session?

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Posted on 23 November 2020 by Azvir Rampursad
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Management Fundamentals

Remote work has built — rather than broken — trust among colleagues. Here’s how

The COVID-19 crisis has forced a massive shift towards remote work. What are the implications of this shift for trust in the workplace? Such trust plays a crucial role in how we coordinate, cooperate, reciprocate, and respond to risk and uncertainty.

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Posted on 13 November 2020 by Badri Zolfaghari
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
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Learning & Development

The grass isn’t always greener in the home office

Working from home has been a blessing for some but brought new demands and strains for others — including a rise in mental health issues. Now, as millions of people start to trickle back to more formal workplaces, is an opportune time for employees to take ownership of their happiness at work.

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Posted on 17 October 2020 by Babar Dharani
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

Five top tips for first time managers

Moving into a managerial role can be stressful and many new managers feel overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. But there five simple things they can do to boost their confidence and thrive.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by Mzoxolo Gulwa
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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
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Learning & Development

Addressing the urgent need for upskilling due to COVID-19

Rayner Canning, Business Development Director at the UCT GSB, talks to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about the need to upskill the workforce post-COVID-19.

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Posted on 28 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Mastering the art of the virtual meeting

Getting the most out of virtual meetings demands more than a mastery of new tech, it’s about creating human connections across the digital ether.

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Posted on 11 May 2020 by Kumeshnee West
Knowing the difference between - Media
Learning & Development

Knowing the difference between managing and leading - Robin Kuriakose (MBA)

Knowing the difference between managing and leading

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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
How COVID-19 will permanently change - Media
COVID-19

How COVID-19 will permanently change the way we work

What trends will be accelerated, what will die away, and what new trends will appear? And what’s the most important thing organisations need to do now to prepare? We ask three people in the know.

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Posted on 6 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Strong leadership in times of crisis

Taking the reins of Zimbabwe’s largest building society during the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly been challenging, but GSB alumnus Mehluli Mpofu believes that his leadership philosophy built on team work and problem-solving will help steer the institution he leads through these trying times.

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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
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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
 Professional women inch Media
Management Fundamentals

Professional women inch forward in the fight for gender equality

More women are reaching senior levels of management in business than ever before, with the pay gap between men and women also shrinking, but this does not mean that the struggle women face in getting to the top is over.

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Posted on 19 July 2019 by Kumeshnee West
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Management Fundamentals

In a post-truth world experiential innovation by hospitality leaders is crucial

In a post-truth world experiential innovation by hospitality leaders is crucial

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Posted on 15 May 2019 by Jonathan Steyn
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Management Fundamentals

Soft skills rule in the 'hard' world of finance - Kelly de Kock (MBA)

Kelly de Kock (MBA 2011) has forged a high-flying career in the financial services industry and her current role as Chief Operating Officer for Private Client Securities, Treasury, and Fiduciary Services at Old Mutual Wealth combines her love of solving technical challenges with a finely-tuned ability to manage people skilfully.

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Posted on 4 May 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
Managers will need Media
Learning & Development

Managers will need a new mindset to lead in a technology-driven world

The 4th Industrial Revolution offers businesses new opportunities for growth and inclusivity - but it will be critical to invest in the essential capabilities of, especially, managers to cash in on this dividend

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Posted on 7 March 2019 by Mzoxolo Gulwa
Media - A boring job? Maybe to some...
Learning & Development

A boring job? Maybe to some - Nellis Beyers (MBA)

Dr Nellis Beyers, Medical Services Manager for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, is bringing business thinking to bear on healthcare systems, making sure that more lives are saved and more lifechanging operations can be performed on children in need.

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Posted on 18 February 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office