Management Today - Volume 30, Issue 2, 2012
Volume 30, Issue 2, 2012
Source: Management Today 30 (2012)More Less
Author Alan De Sousa CairesSource: Management Today 30, pp 8 –9 (2012)More Less
We continue our celebration of our 30th anniversary with the second issue in our two part series on employee engagement. This month we feature the HR and leadership teams behind some of South Africa's great companies; Microsoft, Accenture, Unilever, the Peninsula Beverage Company and Eliance. We hope you find these articles inspiring and informative and that they will help you in deciding the next steps for your organisation.
Author Martin WestcottSource: Management Today 30, pp 10 –15 (2012)More Less
Born in 1923, American psychologist, Frederick Herzberg achieved international recognition in the 70's and 80's following publication of his Two Factor theory of motivation. His earliest thinking was influenced by his observations and role as a patrol sergeant during the Second World War at Dachau concentration camp. By the late 1980's, Herzberg, now resident in America, was acknowledged as one of the most influential names in business at that time.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 17 –25 (2012)More Less
Microsoft SA, with the captivating Mteto Nyati in the MD seat, elevates employee engagement to phenomenal heights. The organisation harnesses employee inputs to navigate the ever-changing business landscape. They achieve this by eliciting regular conversation around insights that employees have on their internal and external environment. Nyati feels that it is this liberation of the collective power that helps guide and keep the organisation relevant in South Africa today.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 28 –34 (2012)More Less
Peninsula Beverage Company joined the project as a benchmarking strategy and as an employee branding tool. They have experienced a remarkable increase in the number of applicants that have approached them due to their Best Employers achievement. There is an increased confidence internally about the efficacy and relevance of their HR policies, procedures and practices.
Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
CRF Institute's Best Employers 2011/2012
Overall Number 2
Ranked No 2 Medium-sized EmployersSource: Management Today 30, pp 35 –41 (2012)More Less
"Accenture expects 'high performance' to be delivered by each and every staff member. And while we are a diverse organisation with people from all backgrounds and cultures, we share certain fundamental traits. We are entrepreneurial change agents who stretch the limits. Accenture people want to make a difference and are prepared to go the extra mile to make that happen. We are high performers who constantly strive to improve not only ourselves, but the world around us."
Unilever South Africa
CRF Institute's Best Employers 2011/2012
Ranked Overall Number 4
Ranked 1st Best Large-sized Employer
Ranked 1st Best Employers in Industry:
Consumer Goods and ServicesSource: Management Today 30, pp 44 –49 (2012)More Less
Unilever South Africa is a dynamic fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) organisation with their head office situated in scenic La Lucia. They lead the market in 12 of the 17 categories in which they compete and all of their brands are highly recognised house-hold products.
Eliance (Pty) Ltd
Deloitte Best Company To Work For 2011 survey
Small company category: Ranked Number 1Source: Management Today 30, pp 50 –53 (2012)More Less
Eliance is an organisation that develops enterprise solutions for organisations. They design software and wireless solutions to help their clients deliver excellent customer service and to unlock new revenue streams across numerous different touch points. They operate in the motor industry and are considered market leaders in terms of the services and products that they provide.
Author Colleen LewisSource: Management Today 30, pp 54 –55 (2012)More Less
When ardent birder Jasmin Myers was looking for a lifestyle destination, Dithõlõ Wildlife Estate in Limpopo Province was a clear choice. Only two hours' drive from Gauteng, in the heart of Limpopo's natural bushveld, Dithõlõ offers an exceptional sanctuary for wildlife and birding enthusiasts.
Author Robin ProbartSource: Management Today 30, pp 56 –57 (2012)More Less
The ASTD South Africa is proud to welcome you to this our 8th annual International Conference and Exhibition in the picturesque Champagne Sports Resort at the foot of the Drakensberg. A very warm welcome to all our local Southern African members, guests and speakers, as well as to those that have travelled from around the globe.
Author Wayne F. CascioSource: Management Today 30, pp 58 –65 (2012)More Less
Does it matter to the performance of a business unit or organisation what employees think about their jobs, their co-workers, and their supervisors? Do business units or organisations with more highly engaged employees - those who perform with more vigour, dedication, and absorption in their work - outperform those with less engaged employees? Before we begin, let us define some important terms.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 66 –68 (2012)More Less
The ASTD 8th Annual International Conference is proud to introduce Richard Straub, President of the Peter Drucker Society, Europe. Straub will deliver the opening plenary at this year's conference with his presentation "Making Knowledge Workers Effective; The great challenge for 21st Century Management".
Author Richard StraubSource: Management Today 30, pp 69 –72 (2012)More Less
Drucker called management a "social technology" and referred to himself as a "social ecologist", meaning someone who watches and understands the man-made environment of modern societies. This environment is made up of institutions and organisations that need highly skilled people called "managers", who achieve their objectives with others and through others.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 74 –75 (2012)More Less
GPT, a Bidvest company, has developed a unique, breakthrough system to protect and recycle cash. While pneumatic tube systems, and specifically the Sumetzberger system, are nothing new in the market, a new application of the system promises to be the nemesis of cash-in-transit heists and armed robberies in stores.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 76 –77 (2012)More Less
Foreign direct investment in Africa has increased strongly over the past decade, and capital inflows are forecast to reach US$ 150-billion by 2015. Inevitably, this improvement in investor perceptions is the basis for global business leaders to include Africa in their strategic plans.
However, this rapid expansion and capital investment are placing an intolerable pressure on the people, processes and technology currently available to organisations intending to participate in Africa's development.
Author Justine HewittSource: Management Today 30, pp 79 –80 (2012)More Less
Author Theo H. VeldsmanSource: Management Today 30, pp 82 –96 (2012)More Less
Leadership pertains to an act(s) of influencing exercised by individual(s) engaging a set of people ("stakeholders") regarding a joint course of action intended to bring about a collective outcome aimed at a desired effect within a specific context. Leadership Excellence thus pertains to the quality of the collective outcome aimed at a desired effect in a certain context.