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Friday, January 18, 2019

Is disruption overload a reality?

Can too much innovation cost your business? Ever heard the saying that too much of a good thing is bad? This is particularly true when it comes to innovation.

Ineffective contract management costs!

Fines and penalties, missed deadlines, losses due to overlooked obligations, invalid contracts – these are some of the challenges that an organisation can avoid with better contract management.

Executive women advancement lagging

Despite some organisations taking steps to boost the number of women at executive level, progress is still slow. The proportion of women to men in executive roles is still low, with only one female CEO among the JSE top 40 companies. These are some of the findings from PwC Executive Directors Practices Remuneration Report 2018.

Managing conflicts of interest must be a priority

The media reports are full of such stories; albeit cheating in sports, State capture, wide-scale corruption at governmental, provincial, municipal, parastatal, corporate and the...

REPORT | Leading organisations embrace technology to increase effectiveness

The business risk landscape continues to evolve and has challenged the compliance and ethics efforts of organisations worldwide. PwC's 2018 State of Compliance Study shows how leading compliance and ethics organisations are prioritising cultural impact and embracing technology to increase their effectiveness.

Company Secretary | from administrator to governance leader

The role of a company secretary is broad and onerous to say the least and, if this post is not occupied by a competent person who has the appropriate knowledge and skills; the consequences can be the cause of significant organisational friction.

Bulletproof your business with purpose

The point about stuff you don’t know, is generally that you don’t know that you don’t know. Which in some cases is kinda ok. However, when it comes to issues lurking in dark corners that have the potential to impact on your ability to trade, most leaders want a torch. They want and need to know what they don’t know. Which is why it is so critical for businesses to adopt purpose-centered business strategies.

Is your management position safe from automation?

With an estimated two thirds of jobs in South Africa at risk of automation, it would be naïve for organisational leaders and managers to think their positions are immune.

Cryptocurrency impact on management strategy

Boards and management teams are, or will soon be, compelled to consider the implications of the direct impact of cryptocurrencies on their businesses, and the potential indirect impact from several angles. In addition, there is considerable potential for new business models, which are starting to emerge in many areas.

Lessons for ‘momtrepreneurs’ this Mothers’ Day

Mothers are often lauded as the superheroes of their homes and society at large. So, when it comes to entrepreneurial moms, there can be no doubt that these women are a boundless source of inspiration who serve as motivation for their children and other moms to pursue entrepreneurship, a decision that can only benefit South Africa into the future.
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