General management and CSR

The Impact of Crisis Management Strategy on the Performance

The study aimed at recognizing  the crisis management strategy and its impact on  in the performance of employees of Arab Potash company . The problem with the study is that the Arab Potash Company is under internal and external pressure can lead to a real crisis affecting the performance of employees and the resulting disruption of production and lower profits.  To achieve the aim of the study self administrated  questionnaire was used to collect the data . it was developed and disrributed to asample of (248) individuals.

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2019-08-24T12:26:45+02:00Aug 24th, 2019|Environments, General management and CSR|


Of the more than 27 million U.S. businesses in operation, an incredible 99 percent are small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. These smaller firms are arguably the most vulnerable to emergencies. In fact, nearly 40 percent of small businesses close following a disaster. This is proof that small businesses need to be effectively prepared for any crises that may hit. 

While emergencies affect smaller organizations differently from their larger counterparts, there is always plenty to be learned from crises that hit the nation’s name-brand companies.

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2019-08-24T12:23:21+02:00Aug 24th, 2019|General management and CSR|

South Africa’s expected growth to 2020

South Africa’s economy is forecast to tick up to 1.1% in 2018 from 0.8% in 2017, according to new data published by the World Bank.

“The recovery is expected to solidify, as improving business sentiment supports a modest rise in investment. However, policy uncertainty is likely to remain and could slow needed structural reforms,” the bank said in its annual global economic outlook for 2018.

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2% in the third quarter of 2017, following an increase of 2.8% in the second quarter, StatsSA said in early December.

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2019-01-27T17:05:54+02:00Jan 27th, 2019|General management and CSR|

The Top 10 Innovation Challenges for 2020

The global innovation community, at least that chunk represented by professional innovation managers, begins its annual get together today in Hamburg, Germany. One of the first presentations that passed my desk (courtesy of Chris Skinner in my LinkedIn network) was Tim Jones‘  Top 10 Innovation Challenges for 2020. Tim runs Future Agenda (as I write the link to Tim’s site seems to have been hijacked – so here is his company link). So what are the top 10 innovation challenges? Naturally I disagree with Tim’s choices so let’s open a debate about a few of them.

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Robot managers: the future of work or a step too far?

First they took the factory jobs; next, robots are expected to replace mortgage brokers, paralegals, and accountants. It has always been assumed, however, that jobs requiring human interaction would remain safe.

Not so, according to one Canadian company, which has automated many management and administrative processes to such an extent that it does not have a human resources department.

Klick, a digital agency of 700 people, achieved this with an internal operating system that tracks things like billable hours, workflow and employee attendance, as well as managing recruitment and training.

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2018-08-03T06:32:16+02:00Aug 3rd, 2018|General management and CSR|

New data-only mobile offering to Rain on Vodacom/MTN/Cell C parade

Light bulbs weren’t invented by candlestick makers. Nor were cars created by those who built horse buggies. So we shouldn’t be surprised that those behind South Africa’s new telecoms disruptor come from outside the cell phone industry.

Launched yesterday in major urban areas, SA’s new data-only mobile network Rain is the brainchild of high profile former bankers Paul Harris and Michael Jordaan. In January they were joined by Willem Roos, founder and CEO of Outsurance.

With these financial heavyweights involved, the rumour mill suggested Rain was a disguise for a new digital bank. Yesterday’s launch of the fast (4G), well priced (5c per MB) and consumer friendly (never expires) mobile data offering shows it was no ruse. Instead of the banking sector, it’s Vodacom, MTN and Cell C that have a […]

2018-06-08T17:01:15+02:00Jun 8th, 2018|General management and CSR|

Woolworths says goodbye to plastic, but it will take time

Woolworths is shifting away from single-use plastic in its stores, and the retailer hopes customers will join its bid for green environmental credentials. 1

The company announced on World Environment Day (Tuesday) that it would phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020.

The campaign will also see the phasing out of what the company calls “unnecessary single-use plastics” such as straws and cutlery by 2022.

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2018-06-08T16:59:29+02:00Jun 8th, 2018|Environments, General management and CSR|

How much it costs to open the 10 most popular fast food franchises in South Africa

Despite a weak economy and tough trading conditions, the franchising sector has continued to perform well – especially in the fast-food sector.

“Over the past few decades, business format franchising has become the most successful business model the world has ever known,” said Tony Da Fonseca, chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA).

“Seeing that in this fast-moving world of ours, change is seen as the only constant, it is appropriate to ask whether franchising can maintain its momentum. My answer is a resounding yes.”

Survey results released by FASA in 2017 showed that the sector’s performance remains on an upward trend.

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2018-05-20T17:16:27+02:00May 20th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, Finance, General management and CSR|

14 Leadership Trends That Will Shape Organizations In 2018

There’s no “right” way to be a leader. Everyone who steps into a management or executive role has a different style of motivating and guiding people, and effective leadership means finding the way that works best for both you and your team.

Good leaders also know when it’s time to adjust their approach, and are able to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the workforce. We asked 14 members of Forbes Coaches Council to share their insights on the biggest and most influential leadership and management trends of 2018.

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2018-05-20T17:05:37+02:00May 20th, 2018|General management and CSR|

Factors that impact recycling successes in South Africa

Recycling plays a big role in the South African economy and offers work opportunities to thousands of South Africans.

The Glass Recycling Company recently looked at seven key factors that impact and may continue affecting recycling successes in South Africa in 2018, Sandton Chronicle reports.

“Currently South Africa does not have mandatory punitive legislation in place which makes separation of recyclables at the source (where the recyclable material, which includes glass, paper, metal and certain plastics is separated from the waste stream) in homes, offices, restaurants and bars compulsory. Mandatory separation at the source will ensure greater recycling success in years to come,” said Shabeer Jhetam, executive director at The Glass Recycling Company.

outlined the following factors that will impact recycling in 2018:

Entrepreneurship in Waste

In many developing countries like ours, an informal ‘collector market’ has evolved; this informal market has also grown in Brazil and India amongst other nations. Recyclables are collected by […]

2018-05-18T17:47:13+02:00May 18th, 2018|General management and CSR|

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