We fundamentally believe that the most important asset for any organisation (including family) is its people (staff). Organisations that get the best out of its people, shall get ahead of the others in the race for productivity and effectiveness.
Organisational Hygiene – the forgotten ingredient at work
The word hygiene originates from the 16th-century modern Latin ‘hygieina’, meaning the art of health. Today – hygiene indicates practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, primarily via cleanness. In this blog, hygiene, or organisational hygiene as we chose to call it, is directly attributed to the state of corporate culture and the impact… Continue reading
Loyalty that is no more….
Loyalty is a word we throw around, know what it means, but don’t always stop to reflect on its deeper meanings. We have recently had to reflect deeply in our family on what it means to be loyal. Loyalty means: allegiance, faithfulness, fidelity, obedience, fealty, adherence, homage, devotion, bond, trueness, steadfastness, etc. Tomorrow, Nakabugu or… Continue reading
What they say about you when you aren’t there…
Human beings worry about other people’s perceptions of us. And there is good reason to worry since we don’t live as islands. We socialise and work with others. Others have power and influence over our access to: resources, jobs, acceptance and inclusion in social groups, etc. Therefore, it is not wise to disregard what perceptions… Continue reading
Education in Uganda – the cost of authentic African folklore dying, thanks to Google
Practical education in most of Uganda was hybrid. It combined traditional African folklore and Western Colonial education at formal learning institutions. This type of education was effective since it produced outputs that positively influenced and shaped ‘total’ nation-states. First and second-generation intelligentsia in Uganda were of this ilk. We will let you judge – for… Continue reading
COVID19 casualty: the modern organisation and great resignation – Series 2 of 2
Who should have warned the world of the ‘great-resignation￼’? Did the HR fraternity miss the great resignation? Why did they assume that the COVID19 pandemic would come and go, and we would all return to the status-quo pre-pandemic? Is HR missing in the boardroom, and the accompanying investment in analytics and forecasting (like it’s done… Continue reading
COVID19 casualties: labour and the great-resignation – Series 1 of 2
Are we witnessing one of the more significant shifts at the modern workplace post-world-war 2? Amongst the many consequences of the COVID19 pandemic is employees quitting en masse. The pandemic situation has had an unintended consequence, and there is questioning by the white-collar workers of the status quo at the workplace. A status quo that was considered… Continue reading
Oooooh Uganda May God uphold thee series 2 of 2
It has been about half a year since our last blog at the Effectiveness lab. We chose to take a hiatus – COVID19 took its toll on all parts of society; the people, souls, economy and the brains that blog. We paused at a worrying stage of the COVID19 pandemic in our country Uganda. We were… Continue reading
Ooooh, Uganda may God uphold thee… Series 1 of 2
As the world, especially our G7 global door-keepers, start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and talk recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m worried for mother Uganda. The main topic of conversation for the rest of the [G7] summit is Covid recovery, including “a stronger global health system that can protect… Continue reading
Are you the type to always have an exit plan?
Should you consider exit-plans beyond the confines of your brick and mortar office, house, short spans of time spent on aircrafts? Indeed, the above are good examples where exit planning and strategy are integrated into the body fabric of processes. For instance, well-executed building plans have got fire exit points. If you face a situation… Continue reading
HR practitioners: take an ‘outside-inside’ approach to skilling for work or become irrelevant – Series 2 of 2
Do we see the skills supply vs demand gap? What can we do to fix it? We assume that you recognise the gap between the products on the labour market In Uganda (supply) vs skills (demand) sought after by employers. While we still need and continue to study traditional skills at college, they are like… Continue reading
Apollo B. Gabazira is an Ugandan OD. junkie fascinated by matters that render organisations/individuals effective or not. He blogs on effective leadership and management. He is a devoted green-farmer and breeds the Ayrshire cow at Nakabugu, Luuka district, Uganda. Apollo is quite effective at what he chooses to do.