Category Archives: Organisational Culture

Organisational Culture and Why You Should Never Ignore It

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

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Team Building

Psychological Safety the New Anchor of Effective Team building

Team building sessions, if done well will lead to a more engaged and coordinated team but if not handled well can leave employees in a worse off position. Aside from just being fun and an excuse to be together, team building events have serious business and personal impacts. In concurrence, recent studies have indicated the

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Developing the right leaders and culture to get results from your business

Developing the right leaders and culture to get results from your business

I caught up with the renowned Human Resources guru Norm Smallwood to get his thoughts on how organisations can develop the right leaders and culture to drive the business. Norm Smallwood is a recognised authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work relates to increasing business value

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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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Why are companies struggling to implement performance management systems?

Why are companies struggling to implement performance management systems?

In this article I want to share my experience in implementing performance management systems and why companies fail to build a performance culture. At face value every organisation wants to claim that they have a functional performance management system, however, in reality there is no value added to the business by the performance management systems.

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What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

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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