Management Today - Volume 22, Issue 9, 2006
Volume 22, Issue 9, 2006
Author Werner BarkhuizenSource: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Another chairman's story: motive and talent Management Today October 2006 57 Werner Barkhuizen is managing director of Saville Consulting in South Africa and may be reached at werner. email@example.com. Ability assessments are part of the suite of solutions including Saville Consulting Wave the integrated measuring tool that goes beyond personality, motivation and culture and the board development process. For more information, visit the web site at www.savilleconsulting.com. It was a sunny Saturday morning and the chairman, complete with a grin from ear to ear, was enormously pleased with his round of golf, to say nothing of the R1 000 he'd ..
Author Trevor PageSource: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Organisational design : becoming increasingly important 58 Management Today October 2006 Trevor Page is principal, human capital at Deloitte. Many organisations are having to contend with seismic shifts in the competitive landscape in which they operate, facing new challenges to becoming globally competitive and locally relevant. For many companies, new strategic imperatives have meant that they have had to review their fundamental operating models in order to remain competitive and achieve expected growth. Previously this may have meant some organisational restructuring or adaptation. This incremental restructuring is no longer sufficient to align the strategic direction and change initiatives required to ..
Source: Management Today 22, pp 60 –61 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Marketing :more than just contributing to selling 60 Management Today October 2006 Philip Kotler is the S C Johnson and Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. He spoke at a recent Global Leaders conference on marketing in Johannesburg. "The aim of marketing is to make selling unnecessary." - Peter Drucker Marketing, like so many aspects of business today, is in somewhat of a crisis. The problem is that marketing is not always in a position to defend the money it spends on promotional work being done for the company, ..
Author Thea MaraisSource: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Management information systems: direct improvement on the bottomline 62 Management Today October 2006 Thea Marais, owner of Thea Marais Consulting, a Cape Town based management information systems consultancy, offers companies advice on the importance of upgrading their information systems to compete in global markets. Companies that are embarking on a drive to improve their operational efficiency and productivity need to give consideration to their information systems as part of this exercise. It is only through managers' ability to analyse and process information that they are able to make effective decisions that impact positively on the bottomline. Information in itself is ..
Author Gary BurfordSource: Management Today 22, pp 63 –64 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Management Today October 2006 63 The Israel-Lebanon conflict: counting the economic cost T Dr Gary Burford is the academic coordinator at the Milpark Business School. He holds a doctorate from Wits in the field of international relations and has a special interest in international conflict. The conflict in the Middle East between Hezbollah and Israel fought over Lebanon has been the focus of considerable international interest since it began on 12 July this year. It has involved global players as well as international bodies such as the UN and the EU, the US, UK and regional powers such as Syria ..