ARTICLES ON Organizational culture
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?Read Article
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.Read Article
Bold measures necessary to make up for women’s losses during COVID-19
As the world commemorates International Women’s Day on 8 March — this year hashtagged #ChooseToChallenge — countries must take stock of the setbacks working women have suffered over the COVID-19 pandemic, and imagine new ways forward.Read Article
Making teams stronger and more productive in difficult times
Fear is rising in workplaces around the world - both for those working from home and in offices. A recent study shows 63% of South Africans are concerned they may lose their jobs in the next 12 months.Read Article
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?Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
Human Rights in the South African Workplace: From Fighting Apartheid to Tackling Exclusion
South African organisations have made great strides in achieving more diversity and transformation. However, too many people still feel excluded in workplaces.Read Article
Global MBA survey finds workplace sexual harassment is rampant
GNAM survey finds women in Africa more likely to report unwanted sexual attention but considerably less likely to report personal experiences of sexist and sexual misconduct.Read Article
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.Read Article