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IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYEES FITTING IN YOUR ORGANISATION’S CULTURE


Hiring staff that purely fit the company culture is simply not enough, as an organisation is a dynamic entity.

Highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their companies than their disengaged counterparts, according to research conducted by Officevibe, a Canadian based organisation which provides methods to measure employee satisfaction and tips. The research also found that companies with engaged employees typically experience 2.5 times more revenue than competitors with low engagement levels. These statistics show that creating a workforce that engages with its employees to ensure they are in sync with the organisational culture is becoming increasingly important, to not only retain staff but to ensure a healthy work environment.

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Leadership in a crisis … have you got what it takes?

A crisis is defined as a time of difficulty or danger. Many companies are fast approaching this point. Drought has devastated agri-business. Weak commodity demand has cut mining jobs and profits. Manufacturing is near recession. Retailers face growing pressure while banks prepare for more bad debt.

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Transforming into the workplace of the future

Technology and new workforce dynamics are disrupting all parts of organisations. Decision-makers need to carefully scrutinise their employee value positions, workflow and supporting technology systems and consider how they will meet the demands of the workplace of the future in 2016 and beyond.

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2016 – THE YEAR FOR INNOVATION IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

No matter how or why money is being spent, the outlay of funds is always accompanied by an expectation of return on investment (ROI). In the realm of skills development, innovation leads to greater ROI, while the effective management of people impacts on the holistic performance of the organisation – offering elevated ROI in terms of productivity and profitability.

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Achieving sustainable change outcomes

With globalisation and mergers an everyday reality in the modern business environment, this requires that organisations change the way they are run and how they work.

Linda Mvanana, Head of Business Consulting, at Nkululeko Leadership Consulting, believes that while change has become a constant in the world, many organisations are not adequately equipped with the skills necessary to respond to change or proactively initiate the change required to stay ahead.

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