Productivity Through Management

Getting people to work entails managing performance, skilling talent, effectively managing management, and assigning correct employee positions. Making work for people requires delegation, and a dedication to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

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Delegation is a Conversation

By Mark Orpen, CEO at The Institute of People Development (IPD) Large managerial roles entail making people work, driving productivity and reducing inefficiencies. Part of making people work is making work for people. Delegation is a key motivator and can and should be taught, and perfected. Management specialist, Brian Tracy’s seven essential steps to effective […]

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Empowering Managers

While technical proficiency is essential to performance, management skills are critical to getting others to perform. Therefore, technical experts should receive management specific training to empower them to manage effectively.

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Recognizing The Department of Agriculture’s Hidden Skills

While conducting training at Limpopo’s Department of Agriculture in 2016, it became clear that staff members’ “paperwork” didn’t always reflect their experience. As a result, The Institute of People Development (IPD) embarked on a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) advisory campaign to enable the Department to build a RPL Policy, allowing it to RPL people into positions focusing on their skills set and experience.

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Ensuring Africa’s Youth Are Employable Graduates

To create employable graduates, a comparison must be drawn between work readiness and qualifications. Leaders of business and government need to provide Africa’s young with the opportunities to apply their skills and help them thrive in the changing world of work. This requires critical thinking and workplace integrated learning.

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A Force That Engages Our Employees

Developing and engaging staff with purposeful leadership and management strategies results in an efficient work-force, improved company culture, greater knowledge and skills, and better profits. Capitalising on employees’ strengths and developing skills to overcome weaknesses enhances positive progress.

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DELEGATION: The key for motivation and productivity

by: Mark Orpen | CEO | The Institute of People Development | www.peopledevelopment.co.za | A large managerial role entails making people work, driving productivity and reducing inefficiencies and too often management holds onto the reigns, gathering all the more balls until they simply cannot be juggled any longer. Delegation is the key to motivating staff. […]

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The Future of Human Resources

The current unemployment rate in South Africa is 27,7% – that’s almost a third of the population. A large portion of the unemployed are in fact graduates, with an overwhelming 60% of graduates remaining unemployed, or being employed in a career that is not in their field of study. Where does this leave the future […]

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Youth Development Essentials; Moulding Employable Graduates

Youth Development Essentials; Moulding Employable Graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals: making graduates employable; creating a diverse workforce; and meeting the needs of the country’s economy. The 2017 Youth Day theme is; “The year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”. The goals of FET and the theme for the celebration of youth could not be more perfectly aligned. […]

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Managing for a Productive Workforce

Managing for a Productive Workforce

In the modern workplace, filled with distractions and illusions of grandeur, it can be an overwhelming task to maintain motivation, and drive a workforce to deliver productivity. To achieve this, 21st century managers should focus on two elements; getting people to work, and making work for people. American automobile executive Lee Iacocca once said; “Start with good people, […]

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