Geese fly in a 'V' formation for two specific purposes: (i) it conserves their energy and (ii) the shape makes it easy to keep track of every bird in the group. The reason this topic has been included, is because there are some great lessons for business!
Much has been written about what transformation is and isn't, what the difference is or might be between change and transformation, and what strategies and approaches should be used to best lead, implement and manage change /or transformation.
A good illustration of the change management processes overlaid by the cycle that individuals go through when there is significant change.
Too much pressure and resultant burnout is more common than we realise in today's harsh and demanding business environment. Take time to read this this article came about as a result of an interview with Beverley Wajsman and appeared in the Leadership Magazine. One of the modules offered by Beverley from Customer Centric Solutions is 'Performance under Pressure'.
Business relies on cohesive and productive teamwork. What happens when the pressure is more than some can bear, with individuals 'falling by the wayside' due to some basic oversight by management. Here is an article which appeared in 'Succeed' magazine, in which one of our Partners, Beverley Wajsman, was featured. One of the modules in Beverley's arsenal of skills development training is 'Performance under Pressure" and is referred to by the journalist in this article.
Most business schools today teach that the fiduciary responsibility of directors is to look after the interests of shareholders. As a company board is to be a steward of the corporation, shareholders could include customers, employees, shareholders, and others. Do you believe that an enterprise’s duties extend beyond shareholders to the broader community?
A wonderful story. I found it fantastic that a whole community is prepared to stand for what they believe is right. And not just in words but action. Really got out of their comfort zone. It is a superb demonstration of how business has changed (for the better) in the past few years.
Why would the same principle that gave such good results in a business environment not be applicable to a country?
Leadership and Thinking competencies are some of the areas covered by Litha-Lethu when tasked with talent management programmes.
How do you respond to change? Do you roll with the punches or, dig your heels in until the last moment?
How you manage change in the workplace may well impact your ability to get ahead, be considered for promotion or your response to tight deadlines.
As a business dedicated to assisting companies in managing change , we'd be keen to know about the latest transformation initiatives which have happened around you, any glaring "Fails" or, the enjoyable successes. All comments and input will help to raise the standards in this constantly evolving industry.
Should you wish to know more about how change isn't just for companies, read more here on Litha-Lethu's Blog.
For those businesses who are service providers to Government and other SOA's and SOE's, have you started adapting your internal processes to comply with POPI when it is finally gazetted?
Yes, we know that it is unlikely to come in before the 2016 SA Elections in May and that it will be a year or so before we need to become compliant, but what's the harm in doing the groundwork now, so that it's not all a mad rush later?
If you have offices in other African countries, you may wish to get going now, as POPI's stringent cross-border data transfer expectations could become a headache - information may not be relocated to countries with inadequate information protection frameworks!
There are some other considerations to think about which are available on a Blog article on Litha-Lethu's website, as well as a summary on the Act itself if you don't like lots of reading.
This article is submitted by Irene Pilavachi of KINGSWAY MARKETING.
I enjoyed this post from the Content Marketing Institute's website even though it is two years old, because it speaks to definitive truth, that is truth which is well-defined and is still relevant today.
Many people think that social media marketing is the same as content marketing and that's what Toby Murdock addresses in his article.
In a world of increasing interconnectedness and rapid change, there is a growing need to improve the way people work together. Understanding the true drivers of human social behavior is becoming ever more urgent in this environment.
LeadershipByDesign has submitted this article by David Rock, Co-Founder and Editor of the NeuroLeadership Institute.
The study of the brain, particularly within the field of social, cognitive and affective neuroscience is starting to provide some underlying brain insights that can be applied in the real world (Lieberman, 2007).
LITHA-LETHU came across an article recently about Change Management which they believe is a worthwhile share.
Written by Rachel Thompson from the Mind Tools team, she takes readers along a path of understanding the reality of this concept.
Very often those in corporate positions know that change in the organisation has to be managed, have internalised this amongst themselves, but aren't really sure what expectations to have.