How social media policies and guidelines need to be part of your workplace culture in order to prevent brand damaaging and cyber bullying
Workplace cross-collaboration tips and advice that are out of the box.
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. 20 January, 2017 – Childline KZN South Africa reports an increase of bullying at schools, with their operations manager Adeshini Naicker calling for stricter penalties against bullies. Are penalties really the best way to change a societal behaviour? How do we change a bully’s behaviour? How do we do it in…Read more More peacemakers, fewer pacemakers: how to kill bullying at school and work
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. One of the new workplace trends is the move away from a focus on skills-set only, and to move towards a mix between fundamental competencies and behaviour (attitude and personal values) when recruiting for new talent. That probably explains a global increase in L&D (learning and development) jobs and a heavier investment…Read more Going T-shaped: The power of combining disciplines
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. In line with the idea of “the new workplace”, core competencies such as the ability to show and apply empathy are more regularly requested of job applicants as well as employees. Human capital trends show an increasing demand for emotional intelligence, integer social behaviour and empathy at the workplace. One may…Read more Artificially induced empathy – if it helps, why not!
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. As a working parent in South Africa, you are entitled to 3 days of paid family responsibility leave (depending). If you are a single parent, you pray your child will never get the Measles. If you are a single mother, it may be even worse due to the fact that…Read more Single working parents: double the burden, half the benefits
A workplace governed by rules only creates more conflict, disputes and fear. Values however instill growth, participation and a sense of community. A company handbook that explains the core values is one way to cement a value-driven workplace.
Create clear goals and KPIs that are visible to everyone in order to decrease potential conflict, and increase growth and collaboration by creating a purpose.
This blog is not another blog about Labour Law. It's not about dismissals, CCMA arbitrations and Labour Court judgments. It's not about misconduct, disciplinary hearings and written warnings. It is all about how we can create a workplace that prevents conflict in the first place. Not by suppressing it, or turning a blind eye. But…Read more About