The new skills dilemma – the 4th revolution Series 1 of 2
Who should be interested in this blog series? Parents of generation-Z kids, millennials, HR leaders, the education industry, and CEOs. For the last 100 years plus, one needed hard-skills to get into the labour market. Hard skills like: civil-engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, law, accounting, and finance, etc. University systems were designed to train students in hard-skills.… Continue reading
Do you have the ‘GAFA’ factor at your workplace?
GAFA means Google – Apple – Facebook – & Amazon. It’s not an exaggeration to write that these four companies not only control the global economy but are, moreover under insignificant oversight by the governments that should control them, causing industry changing disruptions. Facebook, as we have learned recently knows more about individuals than individuals… Continue reading
When employees act like encrypted smartphones – series 2 of 2
This is fact – employee encryption is a problem that won’t go away soon. It’s a human thing that relates so very well to the engineering of the smartphone. We will call it for purposes of this series 2, human internal-mechanics. It’s like mechanics in math where manipulating forces produces motion. When the internal-mechanics of… Continue reading
When employees act like encrypted smartphones – series 1 of 2
Well, let us be blunt on this one. Don’t managers all over the world grapple with this dilemma – how to get maximum productivity from their employees. Managers, the good ones at that, will know that apart from the employees’ virtual or physical presence at work, managers aren’t always in control of what is going… Continue reading
Easter, the Abrahamic religions and creating an apolitical workplace
Do you dream of having an apolitical workplace? A workplace where everyone one is not interested or involved in political acrobatics? Is this wishful thinking, after all, workplaces are run and dominated by humans? Humans are by their nature political animals. They accentuate their differences – it’s a human thing. Come to think of it… Continue reading
Ubuntu – getting the best out of the Ugandan worker in me
We all grow up watching how those we live and work with, manage other people. Proximity to particular cultures and the habits that develop from such closeness, make us learn and embrace certain management habits. We also learn to defend, and fiercely at that, acquired habits. Unconsciously, when we become managers and leaders, we carry… Continue reading
The organisation-development X-ray (ODX)
It has been eleven (11) months since we wrote the first blog of the Effective organisation – organisational vitals and bionic balance series. We have written over forty (40) blogs on the subject. We set out to answer the question: what makes an organisation effective and how does one measure an organisation’s effectiveness? The Effectiveness lab… Continue reading
Do you give your employees T.L.C – Time, Love & Care?
This week’s blog is the beginning of the Effectiveness lab’s discourse on the People OV, the last of the Effective organisation series. The most important asset for any organisation (including the family) is its people. Organisations that get the best out of people shall get ahead of the others in the race for productivity and… 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.