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10 Insights into mobilising the IOP for todays world

In this exclusive interview series Prof Gary Latham share with us how the IOP should mobilise for today’s challenges. Being-up-to-date with the literature, focusing on the visible and staying ahead with achievable goals. Dr Xander van Lill, Chair of the SIOPSA Johannesburg Branch, conducted the interview.

How to survive lockdown series: Part 2: “Don’t back down from the Sharks”

During this lockdown there have been many times that dark and deep emotions have overcome our logical thoughts. Most of us can identify with questions like, How do I get myself out of this negative space and back into a space where I can be myself and see the light at the end of the tunnel? or How can I protect my mental health during this time? Part two reflect on the next 5 lessons learned from ex-navy seal, Adm William McRaven, shared to us by JP van Zittert.

How to survive lockdown series: Part 1: “Small things matter”

During this lockdown there have been many times that dark and deep emotions have overcome our logical thoughts. Looking at the news and the headlines, everything looks gloom and doom. The world seems to be in complete chaos. In the first part of the survive lockdown series inspired by the video of retired US Navy Seal, William McRaven, JP van Zittert share 10 lessons that we can apply to our daily lives to keep afloat during the Corona Pandemic. This chapter looks at five of the 10 lessons.

How gratitude transformed my life.

It has been said and written countless times that Gratitude is medicine to a person’s well-being. I can personally agree, after trying this thing they call gratitude. I take my vitamins every morning. When I am sick, I also have to take other medicine. I have found that part of my vitamin cabinet is a gratitude list in the evening. This is my soul medicine.

Part Two: Organisational Development for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Designing organisations for the 4th industrial revolution requires intentional soul searching from organisations. The agile organisation approach challenges an organisations strategic ambition, choices and capabilities outside of the biases of the past. Think of it as an organisation re-establishing what they will and will not do, as well as what it will do differently. Keeping up with the changing times means focusing on a growth strategy that is underpinned by an agile organisation.


We find ourselves in an unprecedented and unimaginable situation. A situation in which the growing concern around the coronavirus outbreak can be felt by all of us. As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight Thursday 26 March till midnight 16 April. This lockdown is a decisive measure to save millions of South Africans from infection and contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.


  From SIOPSA Professional Practice Portfolio 24 March 2020   Small, micro and medium enterprises have been provided with a relief-fund to assist in operational, labour and material cost management funding. This mechanism provides support for healthcare...