Category: Organisational Development

Organizational structures; The benchmark indicators you cannot ignore
Organizational Strucuture Definition An organizational structure is the hierarchy of an organization and how the components of this hierarchy work together to achieve the strategic objectives of the company (Ahmadya, Mehrpourb & Nikooravesh 2016). If the structure of the organization and the underlying design principles that construct it are not in alignment with the core […]
Everything you need to know about the Peter Principle
In behavioral psychology, positive reinforcement is when good behavior is rewarded by a reinforcing stimulus. This concept has been applied in numerous organizations, where, the better you perform, the more likely you are to be rewarded accordingly, in most instances this reward comes in the form of a promotion to a higher ranking position. Most […]
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 […]
Employee Retention during COVID-19
Employee retention refers to the ability of an organization to retain its employees. Each company and industry has a varying retention rate, reflecting the percentage of workers who remained with the organization for a fixed time. Many consider employee retention strategies as relating to the efforts by which employers attempt to retain the employees in […]
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 […]
Employee recognition
Humans, in general, have a desire to be valued and appreciated. This is regardless of rank, status, profession, culture etc. A little appreciation can go a long way. In her 2013 Harvard Commencement speech, Oprah Winfrey captured the importance of appreciation and recognition to human beings. She said, I have to say that the single […]
Work-life balance: How to improve your work-life balance
No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I spent more time at the office Paul Tsongas Work-life balance describes dividing one’s time and energy between their work and the aspects of their personal lives. Achieving a work-life balance is challenging. At times, at can be difficult to make time for family, friends, spirituality […]
How to make the workplace less stressful and more engaging
We all know that excessive stress is a health hazard. The effects of employee burnout in the workplace have been seen to affect business performance. Workplace stress has been seen to make people nearly three times as likely to leave their jobs, temporarily impairs strategic thinking and dulls creative thinking. Research has therefore shown that […]
Performance Evaluation
Good corporate governance now calls on Boards to look at their own performance. I have perused a number of corporate governance codes and practices across the globe and all of them now encourage board performance evaluations. There are two main reasons why  these evaluations are crucial: It gives the board an opportunity to reflect on […]
Guidelines to Developing A Competence Model
Competency Profiling is a method of breaking the job into its constituent parts and identify specified skills, knowledge, personalities and behaviours needed to perform the same successfully. Competency profiling determines the extent to which the various competencies related to a job are possessed by an employee. A competency Model is a  set of competencies and […]