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Elon Musk’s cold, impersonal approach to management treats employees like cogs in a machine instead of human beings. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP)

Elon Musk’s archaic management style prioritizes profit over people

If Elon Musk’s aggressive management style proves to be successful for Twitter, it could result in other business leaders following suit and turning to unhealthy leadership practices.
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Don’t just bet on the metrics – personal connection is the real key to managing remote workers well

Advising managers to ‘focus on clear objectives’ with remote workers overlooks the importance of relationships as the basis for understanding performance.
A new study has found that a healthy and ethical company culture plays a more important role in preventing fraud than its board of directors does. (Shutterstock)

An ethical workplace culture can prevent corporate fraud by aiding whistleblowers

Contrary to popular belief, boards of directors are not the ones who establish whistleblowing procedures. Instead, boards depend on their management teams to implement them.
There’s a void of responsible leadership at Hockey Canada and other scandal-plagued organizations. Governments can’t fix those systemic problems. (Shutterstock)

Boards of directors, not governments, must prevent scandals like Hockey Canada’s

Good board governance starts with understanding the mandate and role of the board and then follows through with structure, robust processes and practices.
A recent study suggests that organizations can lessen the negative effects of the pandemic by implementing key support measures to make employees feel more committed and content in their jobs. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Organizational support: The key to employee commitment and well-being during the pandemic

Organizations can reduce some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing customizable support measures can improve employees’ work commitment and well-being.
CEOs have to show they’re serious about diversity for their human resources managers to do so. That could involve tying compensation to diversity targets. (Shutterstock)

If CEOs want to promote diversity, they have to ‘walk the talk’

How human resources managers assess their CEO’s true intentions on diversity are crucial to understanding whether an organization’s diversity agenda will be followed.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reshuffled his cabinet amid growing accusations of of graft, and an outbreak of violence unprecedented in 25 years. Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

Beyond the cabinet reshuffle – what will it take to renew South Africa’s public sector?

South Africa’s public sector works somewhat better than those of most other middle-income countries. Yet, unlike them, it has not managed to achieve gains in the midst of messiness.

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