Infrastructure for South Africa report (BLSA)

Business Leadership SA has launched a report on how to boost infrastructure investment to drive the economic recovery. BLSA commissioned the research to support government’s efforts to drive infrastructure investment. While business, government and social partners have agreed that greater investment is important, the reality is that over the past five years investment volumes have […]
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The impact of job automation on shifts in levels of work [Whitepaper] (C Bezuidenhout, A Wöcke, N Plint & M Mthombeni)

The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of technological change on workforce structures and industries. Previous studies forecasted the impact of automation on jobs and categories of jobs, but did not deal with the structure of organisations, particularly levels of work. This study applied Jaques’ Stratified Systems Theory model of job analysis […]
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Focus areas of the GIBS Knowledge & Information Services (Info Central)

Amplying personal and leadership development through group coaching [Whitepaper] (Natalie van der Veen & Alison Reid)

With the ever-expanding role of technology, an increasing focus on human-centricity and ubiquitous global influence, workplaces have become increasingly complex. Working effectively in groups will be essential to future organisational and individual success. Human beings have always survived and thrived in groups. In today’s fully globalised environment, we have seen the benefits of multiple perspectives […]
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Agriculture in Africa 2021 (Oxford Business Group)

Home to 60% of the world’s arable land, Africa has the potential to meet not only its own food needs, but also those of the rest of the world. Agriculture remains one of the most important economic sectors for the continent, employing the majority of the population and accounting for 14% of GDP in sub-Saharan […]
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Technology futures: Projecting the possible, navigating what’s next (WEF)

What lies ahead for us? Although the modern world allows us to know and control so many things, our collective future remains slippery. This seems particularly true this year, as we live through a global pandemic and amid countless existing environmental, economic and political uncertainties. Combining insights from the history of computing, the practical lens […]
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Speed and resilience: Five priorities for the next few months (McKinsey)

As organisations rallied to adapted to the new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, they now have to ensure and achieve long-term resilience and sustain the speed with which they have adapted. To prepare ask the following questions: What kind of demand shift should we expect, and how do we get ready for it? […]
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The global risks report 2021 (WEF)

The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses the risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment and geopolitical fragmentation. Businesses risk a disorderly shakeout which can exclude large cohorts of workers and companies from the markets of the future. Environmental degradation—still an […]
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The world cities report 2020 (UN Habitat)

The World Cities Report 2020 shows that the intrinsic value of sustainable urbanization can and should be harnessed for the wellbeing of all. The Report provides evidence and policy analysis of the value of urbanization from an economic, social and environmental perspective, including the unquantifiable value that gives cities their unique character; and also explores […]
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The workforce preference survey (PWC)

The Workforce Preference Survey provides insights into what matters most to the current and future workforce and how organizations can adapt their brand, financial and non-financial benefits to attract and retain talent. The survey enables a progressive database as it covers a holistic and diverse set of factors, namely 12 focus areas that can influence […]
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