One of the problems is some businesses want their pound of flesh where one person is doing 1.5 - 2 peoples jobs therefore also having to work longer hours. Trade unions also to blame demanding double digit increases so extra staff are not affordable
Crisis communication is about business continuity and about protecting your brand and reputation. Too often corporates want to win public sentiment when there is an outcry about their bad behaviour. But, you seldom "win" in a crisis. All you can really do is neutralise the situation to protect your brand. The easiest defence to any crisis is a commitment to values. Crisis usually happens with companies stray from their values. That's my approach to managing crisis. It comes from many years at Woolworths and extensive research when I started Hewers, a dedicated crisis communication and reputation measurement consultancy.
The tone of this post is inappropriately trite for the medium. This rant would be better posted on a personal blog, where it would be subject to less scrutiny, and the irony of it would be on display to a smaller audience. For example, you advocate for as few words as possible, but you chose to go with “not one, not two, but five.” You could have just said “five,” you know? The cruft you added for emphasis is insipid and underwhelming. “No, no, no, no?” Are you sure you needed that fourth “no?” What were you saying about “simplest, shortest, cleanest?” “The goal, people,” - you keep going on these unnecessary, tepid, comma-encapsulated tangents—we understand that you are addressing “people.” Try to keep your sentences short; nobody needs the digression into “, in case you’re wondering,”. I’m sorry you feel that “obscure” is obscure, but then, how does “proffered” fit in on your pretentiousness scale? Add to that the incomplete sentences, the inconsistent use of different types of apostrophes and quotation marks, and the missing commas and hyphens, and I find my eyelids twitching, while I have subconcious nightmares about stones and houses made of glass.
given that almost all of us breed and dress chickens and pigs in our backyards and the nearest grocery store is...... a once in a life time journey, by walking..... I don't think changes in our diet is the first baby step. but hey! that's just me.
So international regulators fine errant financial services providers in the millions of dollars, SA fines a paltry R400,000.Chalk that up to a small cost of doing business in SA.Fines must be meaningful to make a difference!!
This is a great initiative - up-skilling public servants on leveraging social media marketing, if I have to say so myself. I commend Decode for this, and I hope the intended stakeholders see value and lurch on this opportunity.
Property development in this sector remains largely speculative. By its nature, where new office space cannibalises existing space, it compromises the tendency to cool down on its own (by market forces) . Maybe legislation such as spatial planning must regulate with one of the key objectives being avoiding oversupply for the good of the sector and the economy at large. Any collapse of this sector will take with it the financial sector and transmit through the rest of the economy.