The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a national lockdown in South Africa that commenced on 27 March 2020. This has brought about a significant change whereby many employees are now being required to work from home. The question now arises as to whether these employees will be entitled to claim any home office expenses incurred during the period that they are required to work from home.
Digitalisation was already a key theme in the growth strategies of financial services providers before the global COVID-19 pandemic struck. The need to innovate in response to shifting customer demands around engagement and experience, rising industry disruption from digital-native challenger banks or pivots from major digital-native businesses, and the need to respond to a dynamic regulatory environment has spurred digital transformation and entrenched an innovation agenda across the industry.
Sometimes things do go wrong - this is a reality of business and life. How one responds to an issue or how one resolves an embarrassment, determines how your business and personal reputation is scarred or strengthened in a time of crisis.
Read our exclusive cover story titled REPUTATION CRISIS! | HOW TO TURN YOUR MISFORTUNE INTO OPPORTUNITY by Willem S Eksteen, Chief Executive, Stone, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the October/November 2020 edition of BusinessBrief.
Various Discovery companies took Liberty Group Limited to court over Liberty’s use of Discovery’s VITALITY and DISCOVERY registered trademarks in relation to the Liberty Lifestyle Protection Plan.
In the world of modern business, it is natural that some organisations reach a point where they are forced to make hard decisions in order to keep the lights on. Whether it is due to debt, mismanagement, fraud, malpractice, or simply a failure to adapt to changing market trends, sometimes a business faces a crisis from which it cannot come back - at least, not without a little help. That is where corporate restructuring comes in.
An interview with Jacques van Wyk, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing an article penned by Bradley Workman-Davies, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, in the August/September edition of BusinessBrief, apropos an important recent judgement in the Johannesburg High Court which has provided some clarity with regard to no-work no-pay during the lockdown.
Emerging technologies and innovative new business models are transforming life, business and the global economy at unprecedented speeds. As digital technologies reshape the modern world, businesses established in less fluid times are having to make increasingly complex and critical decisions against the ticking clock of change.
The next three years do not look like the new normal they look like the never normal. It is not a pessimistic way of describing it but a realistic way, and it means that we need to think long and hard about planning and strategy and execution. There will be a lot of strategic thinking wastage over the next three years, and in our view, we cannot spend enough time studying how people are thinking and how they are reacting to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, and technology.
Read our exclusive cover story titled INNOVATION VALUE | WHAT DRIVERS DO ORGANISATIONS USE TO COMPETE EFFECTIVELY? by Henra Mayer, CEO, Innocentrix, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the August/September 2020 edition of BusinessBrief.