Human Capital Management implications of the work-life balance dilemma

Research studies are showing conflicting information about the importance on taking work-life balance into account when designing human capital management strategies. On the one hand, according to Accenture in Best Employers South Africa 2007, “diverse gender, generational and cultural requirements mean companies also require flexible working conditions – work-life balance is pivotal”.  In the UK,…

The Critical Importance of MDQ’s

One of the characteristics of highly effective people and highly effective organisations is their capacity to ask MDQs – Massively Difficult Questions. MDQs are the essential precursors to insight. They force people to address issues they may have been avoiding, open out alternate perspectives and stimulate deep reflection. Effective individuals pose such questions both for…