“When companies, and people, think about doing good, all too often they translate that into: “I want to do something good, so I’m going to find a cause and attach myself to it, and then I’ll do things for that cause.

But that is not how it works. Being genuinely socially responsible is actually a lot simpler, and a lot more fundamental, than that. “

The last edition of the 3-part series ‘Unplanned forced change’ by Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus, President-Elect for SIOPSA 2020/21 is now available is the May (online) edition of HRFuture. 

In this final edition she share with us the understanding of the mechanisms that may save you pain from unintended consequences.

Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus, president-elect of SIOPSA 2019/2020 and Consulting Psychologist focusing on organisational effectiveness, development and facilitating change and leadership development tell us more about this phenomenon in a 3 Part article featured in HR Future Magazine.  The three-part series explore mechanisms in and around organisations that could lead to forced, unplanned change. Firstly, a comparison of the 2016 #Oursourcingmustfall mobilisation with the 2009 Marikana event, illustrating key lessons organisations should have learnt.  Thereafter, in Part two, exploring identity enabled power mechanisms in and around organisations.  The final part in this series will discuss the role of social mobilisation in unplanned change and tactics that can force change on organisations.


Every month, HR Future magazine features a selection of role players from countries across the globe who share their experience, expertise and wisdom with our audience looking to stay at the top of their game.  To subscribe to this publication please go to https://www.hrfuture.net/ for the full article.

In addition to the article by Dr Natasha, you can also read a contribution by SIOPSA Honorary member, Proff Frans Cilliers where he writes about about how psychometric feedback can play havoc with the unconscious.