Corporate Governance and Ethics

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When I think about our company culture, I think about how we do things around the office. And I mean that in the broadest sense of the term - how we interact with customers, how we deal with new employees, how we approach difficult tasks and problems. Culture is a strong word and can mean a lot of things.


Company culture is a nebulous thing to talk about, but it's incredibly important to the long-term success of your business. It's the way you do things around work. It can be as simple as how you handle vacation or sick days, or whether your office has a strict dress code, or if you take the time to celebrate successes together. For many people, company culture is their favourite part of what they do - it's a key element in employee satisfaction and retention.


Your company culture is made up of your people, practices, and philosophy. Your people are your employees and customers, who can be very different but are important to the experience you provide in all ways. Your practices are the things you do that affect how your business works, like how you communicate and how you run meetings. And your philosophy is the set of values that guide everything you do in a way that supports your mission.


World Health and Safety Day is the world’s flagship health and safety day. A growing number of organisations recognise this day as an opportunity to promote their health and safety culture.  Health and safety is an important part of any workplace.


World Health and Safety Day (WHSD) is celebrated each year to promote safety, health and well-being at work. Join us as we highlight the benefits of integrating a health and safety culture into your organisation.


Despite an increased awareness of the importance of IT governance in boardrooms across South Africa, certain board members still tend to abdicate responsibility to the head of IT when something goes wrong. 


Some times in life being ethical is easy, however there are many times when making the ethical choice can be a struggle.


'Procurement irregularities' has taken 3rd place on Corruption Watch SA's Corruption Report 2017 (CRW2017). Coming in at 12% of the reported types of corruption,


Local government procurement practitioners need to recognise the inextricable link between good governance, accountability and long-term socio-economic development, says Prof. Douglas Boateng.


Local government procurement practitioners need to recognise the inextricable link between good governance, accountability and long-term socio-economic development, says Prof. Douglas Boateng. 


How ethical are we? Do we even care about our reputation? These are the kinds of big questions that the African Public Relations Association (APRA) seeks to answer


How ethical are we? Do we even care about our reputation? These are the kinds of big questions that the African Public Relations Association (APRA) seeks to answer; providing valuable insights for all leaders in Africa.


What is deemed ethical to one person might not be considered ethical to another – but how does one decide who is right? As the modern business environment continues to be plagued by challenges such as corruption, the subject of ethics becomes ever more important.


American Businessman, Howard Schultz, once said: “When you're building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can't have two sets of information for two sets of people.”


Finding small plugs to fix the monumental leaks that cause overspending, inefficiency, corruption and fraud is the answer to South Africa’s growing public sector problems, says Professor Norman Faull of the Lean Africa Institute ahead of Africa’s 8th Lean Management Summit.


The recent murder of an anti-mining activist has thrown into the spotlight the critical need for business to understand societal expectations if it wants to be sustainable.


Ethical, or unethical, leadership behaviour is a hot topic in our country. One issue receives relatively little attention – the relationship between the moral high ground and less lofty considerations such as profits, brands and careers.


The Boardroom plays a critical role in channelling corporate behaviour. Boardrooms not only play an initiating role in defining corporate culture, but are key players in implementation.


Globally, there is emerging evidence of a trend towards employees entering the
working world to seek employment with businesses that demonstrate ethical corporate
behaviour, and which support the local communities in which they operate.


South African companies have little to fear from the accounting and auditing
reforms announced by the European Union in April, according to Andrew
Hannington, CEO of Grant Thornton Johannesburg.

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