In business, as in life in general, there are so many times where we can become stuck in place, simply spinning our wheels and making no progress forward. Not only does this stop growth, it leads directly to complacency. One of the easiest and most effective ways to avoid this is with the help of mentors. A mentor is s
Marius Pretorius, Farm Manager at the Rooipoort pig farm of GHB (Pty) Ltd, recently completed the ODI Skills Programme for Management and Leadership Development. The ODI Skills Programme for Management and Leadership Development, focuses on strengthening emotional intelligence and coaching skills and aims at middle man
ODI’s National Certificate in Management – Supervision for energised workteams (NQF Level 3) aims at equipping every first-line manager with the essential knowledge and skills necessary, to develop, lead and inspire productive workplace teams.
This is the last of a two-part series about Key 2 & 15 of the 20 Keys system for continuous improvement. The 20 Keys is an intuitive evaluation and rating system that measures operational performance and guides ongoing improvement activities. Recently, at ODI’s strategy meeting held at The African Pride Irene Count
I always enjoy visiting first-line teams in organisations. As they say, this is “the real place to observe the real work and the real things, and to get the real facts and data”. Also, typically more that 80% of people in the organisation are at this level, and it is therefore the most important level in terms of engag
Continuous improvement consists of initiatives and innovations to achieve best practices, but there are many myths surrounding operations improvement in organisations. The third myth in our series of Myths vs Reality is: “Suggestion boxes are effective for obtaining ideas for improvement” The reality is, suggestion box
There are many myths surrounding innovations and ideas for operations improvement in organisations. One of these myths is: Managers are in the best position to come up with ideas The reality is, employees are in the best position to come up with ideas for operations improvement because they are the ones actuall