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Archives for DMSA

We are a unique team of highly qualified and experienced statisticians, business analysts, and industrial psychologists. We use appropriate techniques to analyse data, interpret the findings and with our organisational insight, help you turn the results into effective business strategies.

Maximising of Climate and Culture Surveys

By Dr. Mark Paiker General Manager of DMSA March 2008 In the context of increasing skill shortages, retaining your best talent gives you a competitive advantage.  Therefore knowing and understanding how your people feel about your organization and its management practices is absolutely critical. For the past eleven years I have conducted climate and culture…

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Return on Leadership Assets

A Strengths based approach to profiling Leadership Styles What constitutes a great leader? Does a particular mix of personality traits and skills set one on the inevitable path of a leader, conquering countries or winning netball matches? Perhaps, but it is also true that a great leader is not necessarily effective in all situations and…

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THRIVING AT WORK: A shift in focus – from weakness to strength

There has recently been a massive shift in thinking in the field of Organisational Behaviour – away from an employee deficit approach, which focuses on what’s wrong with employees and organisations and how to fix them, towards a capabilities approach which focuses on employee strengths and the organisational processes that support them. Effectively, what this…

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CRISIS AND CREATIVITY: Surviving and thriving in turbulent times

By Jenny Fisher Business Strategy Specialist DMSA MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES… Stress seems to have become a way of life for South Africans. If it’s not a national crisis such as crime, political instability or the energy crisis that’s top of mind, a global crisis related to the environment or the economy dominates…

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