Category: Organisational Culture

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 recognized authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work relates to increasing business value […]
Culture Transformation – Q & A with Chris Edmonds
In this article I asked Chris Edmonds about culture transformation. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group MN: You wrote the book The Culture Engine. What is organisational Culture and how important is it in driving business performance? CE: Culture has a variety […]
Employee Confidence Drops Again
In the third quarter of 2017 we undertook a national employee confidence survey. The aim of this particular research was to monitor four key indicators of employee confidence: job market optimism, salary expectations, job security and business outlook optimism. 292 employees drawn from over 19 economic sectors responded to this Q3, 2017 survey. We have […]
Do you know your employee engagement index?
Employee Engagement drives business performance. When your employees are disengaged it affects the performance of your business significantly. The only way to know the level of employee engagement in your organisation is through carrying out employee engagement surveys using scientifically validated instruments. In his book Getting Engaged: The New Workplace Loyalty, Tim Rutledge noted that […]
Are they Groups or Teams we find in Organisations?
One of the key challenges facing organisations today is building effective teams that will help the organisation achieve its goals. The need for teamwork at all levels of the organisation cannot be over emphasized. For organisations to achieve superior performance, employees need to work together. However getting people to work together towards achieving a common […]