'n Kritiese beskouing van die beheertaak in die partikuliere onderneming in die Republiek van Suid-Afrika
- Authors: Pretorius, Johannes Stephanus
- Date: 2014-02-10
- Subjects: Management - South Africa , Organizational effectiveness , Command and control systems
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:3703 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/9085
- Description: M.Com.(Business Management) , Beheer as een van die take van bestuur, soos reeds in 1916 deur Fayol beskryf, is in die moderne idioom nie 'n losstaande taak wat in isolasie beoefen word nie. Dit word vandag erken dat beheer aIleen sinvol toegepas kan word indien dit reeds vanaf die beplanningsfase doelbewus met die ander bestuurstake geintegreer is. Koontz & 0 I Donnell (1976 635) sê in die verband: "Before there can be any meaningful control, both plans and organization structure must be as clear, complete, and integrated as possible". Schutte (1981:14) bepleit 'n verdere veredeling van die integrasieproses wanneer hy sê: "If an organisation is to become more effective and efficient it has to move from an empirical type of management structure to a normative type ... ", waar die normatiewe bestuurstruktuur streef na die optimalisering van die tydsbesteding aan beplanning en beheer van bestuurders op die onderskeie vlakke in die organisasiestruktuur. Binne die beheertaak is beheerstelsels kernbelangrik vir die voortgesette suksesvolle funksionering van 'n onderneming, want sonder beheerstelsels is daar geen lewensvatbare meganisme om te verseker dat hulpbronne effektief toegedeel en benut word nie, aldus Steers, et al. (1985 : 207). Die behoefte aan beheermaatreëls en -tegnieke wat deurlopend aangepas word by die veranderende omstandighede waaraan bestuur blootgestel is, is 'n integrale komponent van die proses van voortdurende verfyning van die totale bestuurstaak...
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Die bestuursontwikkelingsentrum as tegniek vir die identifisering van bestuurspotensiaal en ontwikkelingsgeleenthede by die moderne bestuurder
Ubuntu as bestuurstyl vir die nuwe Suid-Afrika
- Authors: Van der Merwe, I.P.
- Date: 2012-09-05
- Subjects: Management - South Africa , Leadership , Decision making - South Africa , Communication in management - South Africa , Corporate culture - South Africa
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:3551 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6936
- Description: M.Comm. , Political changes and many other factors have forced South Africans from different backgrounds and cultures to work together and live together. These changes do not influence only the community life but also the organisations in South-Africa. As affirmative action is enforced and implemented by government and the business sector, people from African cultures are thrown in at the deep end in business life and people from the western cultures are not at ease working with African people because of a lack of understanding of the African culture. An important part of the African culture is called ubuntu. PURPOSE The purposes of this study are to identify and explain the different values of ubuntu, to illustrate how it can be applied in South African business and to identify the differences between western management practices and ubuntu management practices. METHOD OF STUDY A study was made of the relevant literature. FINDINGS The heritage that comes through traditional African roots is ubuntu: morality, humaness, compassion, care, understanding and empathy. It is one of sharing and hospitality, of honesty and humanity. Simply put, it is the ethic and interaction that occurs in the extended family. In Africa, it draws in all of the people. In this 'family' there is a community of shared values. Ubuntu is best described through the expression: a human is a human through other people. The ubuntu values described in this study are solidarity, the role of stories in ubuntu, compassion, respect and dignity, conformity and interconnectedness. Each of these attributes can be applied in South African businesses. The differences between western management and ubuntu management are discussed by looking at the differences in leadership, decision making, communication and corporate culture. Certain ubuntu values can be used in South-African business, such as group solidarity, respect and dignity, stories and the way the ubuntu culture deals with nature. Certain values cannot be used, such as the way Africans experiences time, because it would lead to low productivity. It seems as if ubuntu values have been lost with urbanisation, but there are still ubuntu values practised in townships, such as group solidarity that exists between tribe members, although the definition of a tribe has changed.
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The South African wave : a leap of faith
- Authors: Hutcheons, Sean
- Date: 2012-08-15
- Subjects: Management - South Africa , Corporate governance - South Africa
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:9369 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5807
- Description: M.Comm. , The normal pattern of life is birth, childhood, adulthood, old age and death. South Africa can still be seen in its childhood shoes in relation to countries like the USA, Japan and others. However, the playing field in the international arena that South Africa has to operate in when it comes to survival, is not divided between children and adults but instead, we are all competing on equal terms, and South African companies will have to realise that only the strong will survive. It is with this view in mind that this study has been undertaken in the hope that at completion South Africa will have its own management wave. South Africa is a country on its own with a history like no other country and a diversity like no other country. Therefore South Africa needs her own management wave, a wave out of South Africa for South Africa. The international competitive playing field is something new to South Africa and companies will have to adapt, or in years to come only a few of the current companies will have survived. To enable South African management to determine their own management a comparison of South Africa with her main competitors will be done, This will help to determine what is still needed in South Africa on the economical, political and educational fields and to help determine what South Africa need to survive for now and for the future. With this in mind it will be possible to start creating South Africa's own management wave which will enable companies, big and small, to still be part of South Africa in time to come, and to withstand the onslaught of overseas companies . South Africa is young, and has a very turbulent history, but with past happenings like: The Big Trek; The Boer Wars; The years of apartheid; The coming of democracy; it is clear that the South African people has got the will, stamina and strength to survive. South Africans now need to realise "EX UNITATE VIRES". It is with this in mind that the conclusion of this study will show South African companies, big and small, a new and unique management wave to follow. This new management wave will lead South Africa to a brighter future and a better tomorrow.
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Die toepassing van strategiese bestuursbeginsels in die bestuur van 'n mediese skema
- Authors: Ross, Retha
- Date: 1986
- Subjects: Management - South Africa , Business planning - South Africa , Medical care - South Africa - Cost control
- Language: Afrikaans
- Type: Masters Thesis
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/22060 , uj:16167
- Description: Abstract: Since the beginning of time magic, religion, medicine and social thought blended into one. Even today , with the highly advanced technologies and techniques, mankind still believes in the methods applied and procedures followed or prescribed by the medical practitioner. This belief in the doctor is regarded as one of the main reasons why the utilisation patterns of consumers and suppliers of services can often lead to overuse , misuse and abuse. The health care market is complex and differs from the ordinary market for goods and services . The consumers of health care lack full information when decisions are made for them to acquire certain procedures , operations, medicines or any other treatment. The doctor decides what the patient should have or not have and the third-party is responsible for the account . It is therefore essential and in the interests of the patient (the member of the medical scheme), the prescriber of services (the doctor) and the supplier of services (the pharmacist) as well as the third-party payer (the medical scheme) for all these services and goods that the items or services prescribed in the first place must be supplied and charged for. Free market principles must be allowed in this highly sophisticated and competitive market where there are no other choices other than that of demand and supply. This is the basis of this study and also the main recommendation... , M.Com.
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Organisasieklimaat, organisasiedoeltreffendheid en die persoonlikheidsprofiel van die Suid-Afrikaanse bestuurder
Exploring mental models in business sustainability
- Authors: Gama, Thandiwe
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Organizational effectiveness - South Africa , Management - South Africa , Executive ability - South Africa , Sustainability - South Africa , Social responsibility - South Africa
- Language: English
- Type: Doctoral (Thesis)
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/55040 , uj:16266
- Description: Abstract: ORIENTATION AND RESEARCH PURPOSE: Many theories in organisational leadership/management exist, but the study of mental models within business remains an area hungry for further research. Mental models not only give meaning to the environment, but also function as a frame of reference for action and interpretation of the social world in which we live. The aim of this paper was to study the mental models of South African industry leaders (CEOs) within the current era of sustainability; explore their mental models as they lead within the 21st century. MOTIVATION OF THE STUDY: Business is faced with increased challenges in order to survive or even thrive in these times of uncertainty. Exploring mental models could assist in establishing where business is currently positioned and what drives their thinking. RESEARCH DESIGN, APPROACH, AND METHOD: The approach adopted involved conducting qualitative interviews with seven CEOs of different business sectors within South Africa, and one member of the Planning Commission in the Presidency; including literature review. KEY FINDINGS: Business considered the current times as challenging: Speed, complexity and paradox have become the norm. Sustainability has become the fundamental principle. Within South Africa, the challenge is worsened by the poor relations between business, government and labour, given the apartheid legacy. Leaders were calling for better relations especially in light of the implementation of the National Development Plan, which was considered vital in shaping our economy in the global era. CONTRIBUTIONS/VALUE-ADD: This study envisaged to bring forth the voice of business regarding their challenges, and to explore their opinions of the road ahead in South Africa in the 21st century. In understanding the current mental models in business, we can comprehend their actions and reactions to our social world. , D.Phil.
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