Organisations embracing technology in response to COVID-19
Dr Lize Barclay  Mar 12 2020
Rumour and misinformation around COVID-19 have spread faster than the virus itself. This has led to various levels of government, business and individual responding in widely divergent ways, from extreme measures to ridicule. The World Health Organisation called for a ‘Whole of Society’ approach, which includes social distancing, as expressed in quarantine measures and the […]
Trends 2020: Coaching in the age of 4IR
Brian Mhlanga  Feb 28 2020
The international coaching market is growing, largely as a result of business and political leaders looking to improve their own prospects and – more importantly – the prospects of those they lead. Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution – or 4IR – is vital across all industries, and business and development coaching is no different. This […]
The 5 stages of digital maturity: How does your organisation rank?
Catherine Murray  Feb 11 2020
One of the most common misconceptions about digital transformation is that it’s about the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and IT systems that optimise operational processes. While technology plays an important part, it doesn’t give us the full picture. Many companies implement new digital tools and platforms only to find that they remain unused or unable […]
What does life after lockdown look like for business?
Jason Hamilton  Mar 30 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses, especially in tourism and hospitality, but the full impact on earnings, cash flow and employment will last far longer than a three-week lockdown. With the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place, the full effects will now ripple through all sectors […]
What opportunities does the Coronavirus pandemic offer a Reimagined South Africa?
Mamphela Ramphele & George Lindeque  Mar 30 2020
The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic offers our country an opportunity to recapture the spirit of Ubuntu demonstrated by empathy, responsibility and solidarity. The “social distancing” required to limit the spread of the virus needs to be complemented by closer emotional bonds – Ubuntu – with our fellow citizens who are more vulnerable than we […]
Home alone 2020
Chuck Stephens  Mar 27 2020
The media tends to report on the bad news – the rising number of infections and the death toll. But they have started to cover the number of people cured as well. It is important to report on good news too. Obviously if you take the number of the dead and the number of people cured together, […]