I’ve never liked that most of what we do in OD is referred to as soft skills. It makes it sound fluffy and not important, it is not! And when training budgets are cut in hard times, these are the first to be put on...

Since the pandemic, employees are leaving the workforce or switching jobs in droves. For many, employers have played a big part in why they're walking away. There are a number of reasons people are seeking a change, in what some economists have dubbed the ‘Great Resignation’....

Ready to say adios to your job? You’re not alone. “The great resignation is coming,” says Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management at Texas A&M University who’s studied the exits of hundreds of workers.   “When there’s uncertainty, people tend to stay put, so there are...

In a conversation last week with Matt McDonnell from Willis Towers Watson, he mentioned “the great resignation” as if it is something we should be familiar with. I had to stop him and ask what he meant, and he told Christo and I about this...

At the heart of most dysfunctional teams are team members who are individually more concerned about their own aspirations and gain at the expense of the teams goals and gain. Such team members believe it is all about them and only about others if they can get...

A team of about 35 employees had come together for a team building event. They were a young, bright and enthusiastic team. However, one big problem this team had was they wouldn’t share information or solutions with each other. The leader felt they were too focused...

This newsletter was inspired by a conversation I had this morning with Allon Shevat (our speaker at next week’s OD Talk), we were talking about resilience and he told me how his grandfather, who was a boxing coach, trained him when he was small and...

Last week I attended a webinar hosted by Africa People Advisory Group, they launched their New Ways of Working, pan-African Insights Study. Their findings are fascinating and validated much of what we have been speculating about over the past year. The survey report highlights 6 emerging...

Dear New Managers, We want to introduce you to WorldsView Academy’s accredited New Manager Bootcamp. This programme helps specialists to make the shift to manage and get work done through others.. When we overlook this necessary mind- and behaviour shift, we risk losing good people and fail to...