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CGF Articles & Editorials

WORKPLACE STRESS: A REAL ORGANISATIONAL RISK (2017-04-12)

Article by Dr Dicky Els and Terrance M. Booysen

It is imperative that the impact of work-related stress and the negative impact of distress be incorporated into the organisation’s enterprise-wide risk management framework. A Bloomberg study conducted in 2013 revealed that South Africa is the second-most ‘stressed’ country out of a study of 74 countries.

RESILIENCE: A POSITIVE DEVIATION AMID DIFFICULTY (2016-11-07)

Article by Dr Dicky Els and Terrance M. Booysen

With the accelerated pace of global development, fuelled by South Africa’s socio-economic and political uncertainty, there are obvious knock-on business implications that increase business risks, not least of which includes dampening the mood for local investment.  It is therefore not surprising to see many organisations downsizing, restructuring and even being forced to shrink their trading operations in the face of declining revenue and higher cost pressures.  Since the 2007-2008 global financial market crisis, organisations are operating in turbulent markets and have to constantly adapt to increasing business uncertainty and changing circumstances.

POSITIVE COPING BEHAVIOUR REINFORCES EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY (2015-10-06)

Article by Dr Dicky Els and Terrance M. Booysen

In a globalised economy excesses and imbalances in one part of the world inevitably affects the economies of another, and this is typically played out between developed and developing countries.  With the accelerated pace of global development, expectedly there is a knock-on implication to increased business risk through aggressive competition and more pressure on increasing profit margins.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: KEEPING WOMEN’S HEALTH TOP OF MIND (2015-08-07)

Employee wellness and disease management issues and their effects on the workforce have become not only a national issue for most employers, but a global priority too. The continued increase in preventable chronic non-occupational (and non-communicable) diseases has expanded to become a growing corporate concern.