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About Bioss South Africa
The new century brings with it an unprecedented level of interconnection and interdependency, delicately laced together by a common denominator – the reality (and challenges) of global integration and the multiple dimensions and complexities that come along with it.
Four widely spread perspectives stand in relief to agendas within the public and private sectors alike:
Bioss Southern Africa is built around people and performance with a philosophy that embodies key elements of meeting these agendas – firstly, identifying elements of inherent capability of individuals and secondly, looking at their “fit” within the organisation.
An appreciation of each individual’s capability to make decisions at an appropriate level of complexity is fundamental to an organisation achieving its purpose, to how it deploys its resources, to how it handles risk, and ultimately, to its reputation.
WHO MAKES WHAT DECISIONS AT WHAT LEVELS OF COMPLEXITY WITHIN YOUR ORGANISATION?
Bioss Southern Africa seeks to assist client organisations to improve their overall performance through assessing and developing, managing and leading people effectively in their drive to attain strategic objectives.
We contribute to capacity building by empowering our clients to apply the methodologies, technologies and intellectual property developed by Bioss within their organisations (through in-house and public training). This, in turn, enables them to link into our international network of people development expertise.
Experience shows that the vast majority of people are keen to contribute constructively in their working environment, but need guidance and assistance in unlocking their potential and in aligning their talents and aspirations with the company’s mission and structures.
PERFORMANCE OF ORGANISTIONS AND THEIR PEOPLE
We believe there are two important issues in making people effective:
Capability is not a guarantee of outputs. People are only effective when they are in “flow” – when they are able to exercise judgment and work with enthusiasm and commitment due to being challenged without being overwhelmed or underutilised.
To exercise judgement is to engage with complexity. Whenever we do not, and cannot know for certain what to do, we face this challenge.
This deceptively simple concept that underpins Bioss Southern Africa’s approach is that people feel best able to use their judgement when the challenges offered by their work are matched with their capability to engage with them.
Simply put, flow is the dynamic relationship between challenge and capability.
BIOSS SOUTHERN AFRICA - CELEBRATED 10 YEARS in 2009
For more than ten years, Bioss Southern Africa has been the Southern African representative of Bioss International. Bioss Southern Africa emerged in its present form in 1999 when Third Foundation Systems incorporated the Bioss International-licensed activities of the Anglo American Corporation’s Central Training Unit (as it then was) to form Bioss Southern Africa.
Through its licensing agreement with Bioss International Limited in the UK, Bioss Southern Africa has built on and added to the knowledge derived over more than half a century of dedicated research and development in the practical assessment, organisation and development of people in strategic, as well as operational environments. Expertise has been gained from an exceptionally wide range of international experience in understanding long-term people development, and a deep insight into how organisations can be made to work more effectively through the appropriate selection, utilisation, guidance and motivation of people.
Bioss International has a wide global footprint, including representation in the following areas:
Bioss Southern Africa has Associates and Practitioners working across many of the countries shown above, as well as the following African countries: Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Swaziland, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.