- Published on 19 Aug 2014
- Colette Lourens
We can learn a lot from crayons, that is, using the analogy of a box of crayons to define the different members that make up a team. Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have strange names and all are different colours... but they all live together in the same box. When defining employees as crayons, it becomes evident that team building is a very important component of every organisation. Unfortunately, not many share this opinion.
- Published on 4 Jul 2014
- Carol Mould
Keeping a company on the rails is hard. Though an organisation might be singular in business vision, it comprises a myriad of expectations, approaches and deliverables. Like a colony of ants, a company may have one overarching purpose but that alone is no guarantee that everyone won't 'just do their own thing'. Among insects this is called a 'hive mind'. In a company, if this can't be sustained, the more apt word would be 'disaster'. What is the best way to keep the momentum going in a company?
- Published on 1 Feb 2013
- HR Pulse News Desk
When I first saw the name, “Blue Naartjie”, I did a double take.
I thought to myself: “Hmmm… I wonder what this is: A new delicacy that Blue Bulls supporters have invented to enjoy at the Currie Cup final? A deep-frozen naartjie?”
- Published on 31 Jan 2013
I first came across Elephants in Main Street about two years ago, I must confess that I didn’t read up more about the company and made the assumption that the team-building events they put on had something to do with elephants…