The Department of Health has confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa. There is a strong likelihood that there will be other cases of COVID-19 across the country. Naturally, employers will need to bear in mind various employment and health and safety considerations to manage the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.
During tough economic times, it arguably makes sense for businesses to simply look to buckle down and ride out the storm. However, while ‘waiting it out’ may appear to be the best practice in such times, there may be a missed opportunity for business growth in a tough economy.
An interview with Elad Smadja, Head of Financial Operations, Taurus Capital, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how a steady flow of cash is required in order to continue functioning successfully and that this applies equally to companies both large and small, cutting across all industries including law firms.
In-house agencies are returning to the inner sanctums of companies. In recent years, many major corporate brands have brought content and marketing agency capabilities back into the fold, which resulted in the development of an in-house agency as part of improving the delivery and speed of marketing efforts.
Any business requires a steady flow of cash in order to continue functioning successfully. This applies equally to companies both large and small, cutting across all industries including law firms. While this basic principle may seem self-evident, it was one of the main reasons for the dot com crash in the 1990’s and remains a catalyst for why many small businesses get into trouble.
An interview with Brian Mhlanga, Leadership/Executive Coach & Facilitator, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing that it is a myth that leadership and executive coaching is ‘not a Black thing’; that the concept is Western and therefore has no value in South Africa.
An interview with David Lapin, Chief Executive Officer, Lapin International Inc, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how the implementation and operationalisation of ethics is not just about compliance, its about a philosophy of value-based and value-centred leadership, and by building it into the DNA of a business, will create a natural outcome of ethical business practice which in turn results in improved performance.
Psychopaths are not just found in serial killer movies and crime novels – they stalk corporate corridors too, where their trail of destruction might not include murder, but can mean the death of productivity, motivation and profits.
An interview with Jessica Knight, Strategic Manager, CURA Software Solutions, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing that as a society, we are on the precipice of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and we are only just beginning to understand the radical effects it will have on the way we communicate, live and work.
An interview with Pierre Burger, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the confusion that has been created by the National Credit Act (NCA) relating to the obligation to register as a credit provider. In effect, anyone who concludes a credit agreement in terms of which any amount of money is owed to them, subsequent to 11 May 2016, is required to be registered as a credit provider.