Mjaji Research and Development (MRD) Consulting has proven expertise in providing research-based and workplace-informed change management consulting services aimed at revitalising and elevating organisational performance.
MRD’s focuses on the realities of the workplace – “unpacking what actually goes on in the workplace” – as an entry point and unit of analysis to:
- Identifying organisational dysfunctions, managerial inefficiencies, leadership and behavioural factors affecting workplace performance.
- Discovering existing but hidden and potential enabling and disabling factors driving workplace efficiency and performance.
- Providing recommendations on workplace-based turnaround management strategies towards improved organisational performance, transformation and effectiveness.
MRD has a proven workplace-focused change management consulting record in mining, iron and steel, construction, agricultural and public sectors.
Moreover, MRD designs and conducts qualitative research not for the sake of it but to inform and enable organisational strategies to produce the desired outcomes that revitalise and elevate organisational performance. Thus, helping our clients achieve their goals.
Jocelyn Vass and Sizwe Phakathi (2006). Managing HIV in the Workplace: Learning from SMEs. Cape Town: HSRC Press.
- Sizwe Phakathi (2012). Making a Plan (Planisa). Mining Weekly, 10-14 May, p.15.
- Timothy Sizwe Phakathi (2012). Worker Agency in Colonial, Apartheid and Post-apartheid Gold Mining Workplace Regimes. Review of African Political Economy, 39(132):277-291.
- Sizwe Timothy Phakathi (2011). Gold Mining Today. Transformation, 75 (2011): 185-197.
- Sizwe Timothy Phakathi (2010). Workplace Change and Frontline Supervision in Deep-Level Gold Mining: Managerial Rhetoric or Practice? Transformation, 72(73):181-204.
- Sizwe Phakathi (2009). “Getting On” and “Getting By” Underground: Gold Miners’ Work Practice of Planisa. South African Labour Bulletin, 33(5):13-15.
- Timothy Sizwe Phakathi (2002). Self-directed Work Teams in a Post-apartheid Gold Mine: Perspectives from the Rock-face, Journal of Workplace Learning, 14(7):278-285.
Chapters in books:
- Timothy Sizwe Phakathi and Hugo van der Merwe (2008). The Impact of the TRC’s Amnesty Process on Survivors of Human Rights Violations, in Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Did the TRC Deliver?, edited by Audrey Chapman and Hugo van der Merwe, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Timothy Sizwe Phakathi (2005). Self-directed Work teams in a Post-Apartheid Gold Mine: Perspectives from the Rock-face, in Beyond the Post-apartheid Workplace: Studies in Transition, edited by Eddie Webster and Karl von Holdt, Pietermarizburg: University of KwaZulu Natal Press.