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Organisational Culture and Why You Should Never Ignore It

What is Organisational Culture? Edgar Schein (2004) describes organizational culture as “the pattern of shared basic assumptions – invented, discovered, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration – that has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, to be taught […]

Digital Communication; What every organisation need to know

Digital communication involves an organization’s online communication efforts. Most organizations today use a wide range of online channels from their website to mobile chat to blogs to connect with current and prospective customers, employees, and other stakeholders. They need digital marketing professionals who have a keen understanding of how to leverage this convergence of technology […]

All You Need To Know About Career Choices

WHAT IS A CAREER? According to Arnold (1997:21), a career is a sequence of employment-related positions, roles, actions, and experiences. A career defines how one sees oneself in the context of one’s social environment, in terms of one’s plans, one’s past accomplishments or failures and one’s present competencies and attributes (Raynor & Entin, 1982:262). UNESCO […]
Are Property Professionals the new corporate magicians

Are Property Professionals the new corporate magicians

In my varied career as a culture change professional, I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved in several large scale property projects.  The idea that property projects and culture change are somehow linked would have once surprised me – perhaps it surprises you. But it doesn’t surprise me any more.   Designing and moving […]

11 things you need to know about generational differences in the workplace

Workplaces have never been this diverse. We are witnessing about five different generations in the workplace today. These are: Traditionalists—born 1925 to 1945 Baby Boomers—born 1946 to 1964 Generation X—born 1965 to 1980 Millennials—born 1981 to 2000 Generation Z—born 2001 to 2020 This presents new challenges in terms of managing people, communicating and collaborating. How […]

Here is why you should switch jobs more frequently

The days of staying with the same company from graduation to retirement are over. More recently, people are changing jobs quite regularly. Workers born between 1957 and 1964, for example, held an average of 11.9 jobs between the ages of 18 to 50, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Whilst, younger workers are more […]

360 Degree Feedback Best Practices Guidelines

What has happened in companies traditionally is that feedback is a one-way street. It cascades down from supervisors to subordinates but hardly ever the other way around. Feedback from co-workers and subordinates is something that one at times hears through the office grapevine- not the best of situations. More and more companies have started to […]
41 Things that frustrate HR Professionals

41 Things that frustrate HR Professionals

The HR profession looks like an easy profession from the viewpoint of most outsiders. I took an opportunity to ask HR professionals to indicate the things that frustrate them the most.  I list below some of the issues that HR people struggle with as they practice their profession. Directors who only think highly of HR […]

How to increase productivity with an engaged team

No training program should remain static. As a company grows, its needs and perspectives change based on employee demographics, external trends, and the availability of training tools and programs. Possessing low self-worth can lead people to have poor moods, fall short of their potential or struggle to manage relationships with colleagues. However, overly high levels […]

Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training

I have heard line mangers referring most if not all of the people issues to the person designated as the Human Resources Manager. If this is how your people are managed in your organisation you have a long way to go. If your organisation is in the situation highlighted above you have probably experienced an […]


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