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How to ensure that your business is not overstaffed

It is very likely that most organisations are overstaffed in various roles for various reasons. Some could not react quickly when we went into the multicurrency regime. In some cases, regulatory and company procedures made it difficult to make changes in headcount in line the level of production or business activity. A high number of […]

A better way to provide career guidance

I hear a lot of people when giving career advice even for high school students saying “follow your dreams”. This works in a few careers but does not work in many careers. Here is why. Instead in choosing a career people must be guided by their natural ability (aptitude/cognitive ability), interests, values and personality. As […]

Building commitment to your 2019 business strategy

It has become fashionable in the corporate world to have some form of strategy for the organisation. We often find organisations going to resorts, far away from the office to craft the destiny of the company. They come back from the resort with a document they call a strategy. What is interesting about the strategies […]

Aligning employees goals to your 2019 business strategy

Goal alignment in organisations is a precondition for a successful performance measurement system. Individual goals need to be aligned with higher goals in the organisation both vertically and horizontally. Lack of goal alignment is one of the reasons why performance management systems do not produce the desired positive impact on organisational productivity. Very few managers […]

The danger of equating leadership to hierarchy

The general misconception I see as I do my work and interact with people is that the majority of the decision makers and ordinary people equate leadership to hierarchy. If the job carries the title “manager” therefore the person in that role must be a good manager. Such assumptions lead to a lot of bad […]

Achieving Strategic Human Resources Management

Despite several declarations by senior executives that human resources is their greatest assert, the situation on the ground in most organisations does not portray this scenario. With the exception of those organisations where best practice policies have been crafted and are implemented professionally the majority of organisations have no human resources practices to talk about. […]

Some Important Observations About Managing People At Work

Today I am going to share with you some important observations about managing people at work. Paying attention to some of these issues can improve how you manage people as a leader. Never pay people the same even if they are in the same grade. Remember being in the same grade is only a starting […]

Why Most HR Reports Are Useless

Most organisations require their human resources function to produce reports on human resources developments in the organisation. My discussions with most of the human resources professionals and what I have seen points to a challenge in producing meaningful reports. The starting point with the human resources reports is that they are a tool that must […]

What Every CEO needs to Prioritise

We have a new government with new Ministers. Most corporate executives have renewed optimism about the chances of an economic turnaround for the country. Every organisation has its plans and strategy for the next few years. I know a lot of the leadership in organisations has prioritized major challenges in the environment but my view […]
Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

When people work together as a team in every endeavor of life they tend to achieve more than individuals. Most organisations have a budget item on team building every year for various teams in the organisation, including executive teams. What is surprising though is that most of the team building interventions fail. They fail because […]
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