UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND NEW RELEASES
OD CONFERENCE 2017 - CAPE TOWN
Pre-Conference Workshop | 22 August 2017
Two-Day Conference | 23 and 24 August 2017
African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel, Cape Town
Organisational Development has evolved drastically and has become an influential field of practice in both private and public sectors. In this volatile world where businesses are increasingly challenged by change - rapid technological developments and globalisation; it is crucial to have flexible organisational structures and new ways of managing that will help you to become more agile, innovative, customer driven and more effective. This conference invites you to think differently about OD. It is a must-attend conference for all OD specialists and practitioners striving to establish their organisation as a ‘best practice’ employer of choice. It aims to combine learning from thought-leaders and practitioners with hands-on action learning. Learn more.
NEW BOOK: DECOLONISING KNOWLEDGE FOR AFRICA'S RENEWAL
Featuring essays from some of the world’s leading minds on African perspectives, Decolonising Knowledge for Africa’s Renewal
explores how to create a society that is devoid of colonialism and is ready for a renewed Africa. This book highlights the practical steps that need to be taken to decolonise knowledge and ultimately achieve an African Renaissance. Includes contributors from a wide range of academic institutions and expertise.
NEW EGYPT HUMAN CAPITAL AND LABOUR FORCE REPORT AVAILABLE!
The new Egypt Human Capital and Labour Report has just been released. Other new reports include: South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mauritius, DRC and more! Some of the organisations who have already accessed these reports, include: Massmart, PwC, Group Five, Imperial, AngloGold Ashanti, UJ, UTI, Old Mutual, Transnet, Monash, KFC, Media24, Mr Price and many more!
ARTICLES FROM HUMAN CAPITAL REVIEW
A Perspective on the Global Business Context
This article is based on research conducted by inavit iQ in 2016 and early 2017, and focuses specifically on the external environment as the context within which organisations may want to think about the various elements of the Business Value Model. We remain convinced that of all of the typical PESTLE aspects, social disruption is the single biggest issue humanity and therefore business has to address. — Dr Anton Verwey, Executive Chairman of the inavit iQ group of companies and Francois du Plessis, Co-founder and Group CEO of the inavit iQ group of companies
Mindfulness Meditation as an On-the-Spot Workplace Intervention
Research has found that workplace stress is related to job dissatisfaction, feelings of burnout, absenteeism, higher odds of quitting and even increased risk of heart disease. One effective way to reduce or handle stress is to engage in mindfulness meditation, a practice that cultivates awareness of the present moment. Recognising the benefits of the practice, a diverse group of organisations, including Google, Intel, General Mills, the Seattle Seahawks and the U.S. Marines, have all created mindfulness-based meditation programmes for their employees.
. — Andrew Hafenbrack, Assistant Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics