What Has Culture Got To Do With It?

Employment policies or workplace culture? If this were your first day on the job as the head of H.R. in a certain organisation, what would you be looking at first?

Does one define the other or are the two independent of each other? Which comes first? Usually, an established positive culture stems from a robust set of employment policies that have been consistently applied to the extent where performance and integrity became part of the collective employee DNA.

You know those work environments where people just seem to excel without any supervision? And, a counter-productive culture typically evolved out of a leadership vacuum where there was inconsistent application of policy, or in fact, where there was apparently no policy at all.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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