Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

I buried my husband this afternoon

Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chaves

Helen Chaves, the widow of Cesar Chaves, civil rights activist, wrote this on the day of his death on April 30, 1993. This letter may as well have been about our own Nelson Mandela’s journey. The similarities and plea, sent chills down my spine. Our government should take the word ‘entrusted’ in the 2nd last paragraph to heart. I buried my husband this afternoon. Yesterday, thousands of us walked in funeral procession through Delano, the […]

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The Fallacy of Organisational Development

Organisational Development

As an organisation Schuitema has been predominantly dedicated to the development of workplaces that are fundamentally benign; that prosper and that solicit the commitment of members of the organisation. Over the years which have included very many interventions, some of which have succeeded and some which have failed, an important insight has become apparent. In the case of both success and failure, what is painfully apparent in hindsight is that you cannot account for them […]

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