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CGF Articles & Editorials

A THRIVING ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE DRIVES EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT (2017-07-17)

By Dr Dicky Els and Jené Palmer

Culture shapes the wellness of individuals, businesses, communities and nations.  Although it is not static and can change, it generally manifests itself in the behaviour of a group of people at any given point in time.  Culture is a collective identity that is based on a set of unspoken rules that underpin personal values and interpersonal relationships.

IMPORTANT STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR RECESSIONARY TIMES (2017-07-11)

By Paul Aucamp and Jené Palmer

Is your business equipped to survive the pressures of a rapidly changing business world, which is being exacerbated by the growing uncertainty presented by South Africa’s re-entry into another recession?  To ensure the sustainability of the organisation, this critical question needs to be asked of South African boards of directors and senior executives alike.

POLYGRAPH TESTING: IS IT A LEGITIMATE MEANS TO CURTAIL CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE WORKPLACE? (2017-07-07)

By Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Osborne Molatudi (Partner: Hogan Lovells)

On a worldwide basis, criminal activity in the workplace -- detected or undetected -- is at an all-time high.  Fraud, corruption and other forms of economic crimes are rife, and perceptions of increasing illicit behaviour are backed by reputable subject matter experts and research agencies, with alarming statistics.  Research conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) show that workplace fraud has steadily increased between 2012 and 2016.  In 2012, case studies showed that the median loss caused by workplace related occupational fraud was US$140,000.  But by 2016, figures showed that the median loss caused by such cases had increased to US$150,000.