ARTICLES ON Organizational culture

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
Beyond lip service - Media
Leadership & Ethics

Beyond lip service, how do we create more inclusive workplaces?

In South Africa and globally, companies are struggling to put a commitment to diversity and inclusion into practice.

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Posted on 14 April 2021 by Kumeshnee West
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
KW KW- ICON
Management Fundamentals

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.

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Posted on 2 March 2021 by Kumeshnee West
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
Hamieda Parker Media - Making teams stronger
Management Fundamentals

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.

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Posted on 14 January 2021 by Hamieda Parker
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
among trust - media
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
mental health dr - media
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
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
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
Ghai - media
Political Economy

Yes, there is unity in diversity, and talking about it makes us strong

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Shivani Ghai, says creating a safe space for talking about difficult topics is an important way to foster unity in a divided world.

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Posted on 7 August 2020 by Shivani Ghai
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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
kw new - media
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
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

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
Cyril board - Media
COVID-19

Trust in times of crisis: Why we need to trust our governments

The Edelman Trust Barometer released in January, exposed some rather discouraging truths, not only about the global state of the world, but also about South Africa.

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Posted on 22 April 2020 by Badri Zolfaghari
Expressions of Exclusion - Media
COVID-19

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.

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Posted on 31 March 2020 by Kurt April
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
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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
Sexual Harrasment - Media
Leadership & Ethics

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.

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Posted on 10 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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