A little while ago, there was some Gallup research, which amongst other things suggested that the corporate world is appallingly bad at capitalizing on the strengths of its people. Why would that be? Considering that for many organisations people costs are one of the largest lines of expense, you would think that employers would spare […]
Why don’t governments want to incentivize employers to maintain employment for people with acquired disabilities (PWAD)?
UK figures from Helen Cooke (see http://helencookedownunder.wordpress.com/) indicate that 83% of people with disability (PWD) have an acquired disability, the average age being 45 years old. Assuming Australia is similar (to be confirmed), the implication is that a large proportion of PWD on government support may have worked for a number of years, and therefore […]
Just as being change-ready is the first step in any change management process, being open to personal development is a prerequisite for effective coaching outcomes. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” (As You Like It, William Shakespeare) The opportunity to undertake developmental coaching fulfils […]
Our contemporary business environment, with the mantra of 'do more with less', naturally compels us to justify all costs to the business in terms of ROI. The use of ROI to measure investments in tangible assets such as plant and equipment is probably still the most commonly used calculation in business metrics at an organisational […]
Even under the best of circumstances, organisational transformations can be challenging. Time is not the issue. Often, mergers, acquisitions and restructures are carefully planned and executed over a long period for reasons of governance and fiduciary requirements. Money is not the issue. Companies will mostly enter into such arrangements with cost/benefit issues and success factors […]