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Job security remains the number one reason people of all ages and levels of employment across all industries stay at their company. This is according to the 2019 Global Talent Trends Report recently released by Mercer. But we know that it’s more than just the paycheck that keeps talent loyal to an organisation.
The future of work is dynamic and decentralised, technology is resetting the boundaries for how and where people work. Employees who are engaged in their work are more innovative and self-starting, research suggests, but 85% of workers globally are disengaged.
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.
Think back ± 20 years. You’re sitting at your childhood kitchen table receiving career advice from your company loyal father who encourages you to study hard, achieve good marks at university, with the ultimate goal of twisting your arm into joining an established company where you will spend an average of 25 years in a nine to five job before retiring and enjoying a life of ease from age 65.
Following from the October/November 2018 cover story of BusinessBrief - Politics and Unions: Is workplace disruption for political gain criminal? and the footnote contained in the article, the Labour Court gave a detailed judgement on the issue.
Mobbing is ‘bullying on steroids’, a horrifying new trend where a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological terror against a hapless target. (This is different to flash mobbing in a workplace which can be a form of a strike where employees do something collectively to draw attention to an issue).
When political parties begin to take over the roles of Trade Unions, there is cause for great concern in the progress of South Africa’s new democracy. The EFF, long a disrupter in the South African political landscape, has recently turned to workplace disruption.