Tag Archives: Staff

Company Culture – Can you measure it?

Company culture

Company culture

The importance of company culture has been highlighted in recent times as something that facilitates everything from company growth to performance and everything in between. Defining company culture is hard. If you Google company culture several articles come up each with their unique take on company culture.

This article has a very helpful insight on this topic. Some articles talk about having a strong culture or a weak culture. All of this is good and well but how does it help us in making our organisations and more importantly the people in it more effective?

Read more ...

Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 2

#RWC2015 Lesson 2

#RWC2015 Lesson 2

Most people in the rugby world will probably continue to talk about the shock result of Japan beating South Africa at the Rugby World Cup 2015. The scale of this upset will be remembered for many years.

However, are there any lessons we can learn from this incident and apply it to our own management style and leadership repertoire?

What can we learn from this upset? Hire for attitude, train skills later. In previous articles we have written about this very important concept in the area of recruitment and selection of staff. The challenge is always to find the right people for your organisation. 

Read more ...

The evaluation of a development program directed at the trait emotional intelligence of employees

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

The global corporate setting changes swiftly as a result of technological, economic and political developments. Due to these phenomena it has been noted that staff members in general experience a great increase in emotional strain, leaving a need for an effective program focused on enhancing employees’ ability to deal with such stressors via an increase in their trait emotional intelligence.

The following abstract and thesis was written by Sigi Lange, Managing Consultant at Capacity Trust.

This research forms the basis of the EQ development programme we offer as a training workshop to organisations.

Read more ...

Predictors of employee engagement in selected organisations in the Windhoek area in Namibia

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

The academic study of engagement has its roots in studies of happiness and of burnout. Happiness consists of three distinct dimensions, namely, pleasure, meaning and engagement. The dimension of engagement is highly relevant to a working environment. The positive outcomes that have been linked to engagement have driven much of the research in this field.

Living in an increasingly competitive world where performance and competitive advantage guide the thinking patterns it has become important to investigate this concept in a local setting in order to determine its roots, its predictors and the underlying processes that influence and determine engagement.

Read more ...

Be a leader and stay ahead of your customers

Stay ahead of your customers

Stay ahead of your customers

Does your business play “follow the leader” or is your business the leader?  How you answer the question says a lot about your business and your target market.

If your business caters to a “niche” market, then your business should be on the leading edge of trends that pertain to that business.  Why?  Because a niche market is usually a small market, and there is not a lot of “wiggle” room; hence, your business must target and capture a good percentage of that market.  Research your market niche and understand your customer well, as this knowledge will motivate all of your business’s marketing strategies.

Read more ...