Colin Browne – Organisational Culture heads up Happy Sandpit, a South African organisational culture consultancy which helps organisations of all sizes to increase employee engagement, performance and loyalty.

He is the author of ‘How to Build a Happy Sandpit’, a ground-breaking book based on research conducted with more than 60 South African businesses over several years, on how their cultures drive success.

He has lectured at GIBS, Wits Business School and Unisa and he has worked with hundreds of South African businesses to understand and to implement better engagement techniques.

He will demonstrate that by changing the context of the work that they do, your employees will deliver performance that will help you soar to success.

Colin Browne - Organisational Culture Teamwork
Colin Browne

Colin conducts keynotes and workshops aimed at helping organisations to identify and to overcome their particular challenges in the six key areas that define a more engaged organisation:

–    A willingness to extend TRUST
–    The de-emphasis of HIERARCHY
–    Respect for the TWO-WAY STREET
–    An obsession with VALUES
–    The ability to HIRE for culture fit

Each is a backed up by case studies of African organisations who have excelled in these areas; what they did; why they did it; and how they went about it. Learn how you can create the same results and dramatically increase your employee engagement.

Colin Browne – Organisational Culture has provided services and conducted workshops on employee engagement, organisational culture buy-in and leadership team development at organisations including:

The American Chamber of Commerce, American Tower Corporation, AOS, BMW South Africa, Bank Gaborone (Botswana), Cavmont Bank (Zambia), CBS, City of Johannesburg, Comair, German Chamber of Commerce, Huge Telecom, Innovation Group, Intel, MBD Credit Solutions, Nashua, PMSA, SAMRO, McCarthy Toyota, Bank Windhoek (Namibia) and Zurich Insurance.

Colin has appeared on SABC 2, Morning Live, SABC 3 Expresso, 702’s The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Metro FM, Kaya FM, Two Oceans Vibe, Cliff Central, Radio Junto and Ballz Radio.

“The message that Colin Browne – Organisational Culture Teamwork conveys is such an important one and the more people who hear him, the better”
Peter Maher, Director of Alumni Relations, University of the Witswatersrand

Are mobile working and flexitime good for culture or bad? Does the current leave structure work in a 21st century working world? How do modern perks measure up as benefits to employers, versus employees?
Executives aren’t entirely to blame. It’s not so much a personal defect of theirs, because the disconnect is so broadly experienced across their genre. Their job isn’t to guide this organization in particular but to create a generic structure, perhaps using formulae learned in their MBA programme.
This, more than anything, is the point at which engagement fails. Do executives have a taste for a happier, cooler, more charismatic organization? Perhaps. But when they who are most crucial in developing the necessary cultural tenets to achieve those goals, have lost touch with the organization’s purpose, it’s hard to even know where to start.
If executive teams are hoping for better employee engagement in the months and years to come, it calls for a much richer involvement in the physical and philosophical organization than many realise. And perhaps we need different people up top to be able to embrace that.
Happy Sandpit is an African Think Tank on Employee Engagement, Organisational Culture and Leadership. If you think your organisation should form part of our focus, get in touch.
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