AngloGold Ashanti: the dawning of a new age.
Change management, leadership, human resources management and organisational behaviour.
Business and organisational behaviour students at a Master's level of study.
This case study explores the challenges facing one of the jewels of corporate South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, as it seeks to introduce and implement vast changes across its global operations within a pre-established time frame. It explores those factors that impact the introduction and implementation of a successful and sustainable change initiative at AngloGold Ashanti.
Expected learning outcomes
By understanding the manner in which the company's new business improvement initiative is sought to be introduced at the organisation, students are better able to understand the role of leadership and the impact of change on a global workforce. Students will gain an appreciation of how to manage the change process, key actions that ought to be taken by all levels of management and staff, pitfalls that should be avoided and challenges that need to be addressed to ensure that the organisation can emerge stronger and take its rightful place in the competitive global arena.
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The author wishes to acknowledge Dr Linda Ronnie, senior lecturer in organisational behaviour and people management at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. The author thanks Dr Ronnie for her time, disciplined approach and sense of humour throughout the research and writing process. Her friendly yet frank advice was invaluable, as was her ability to balance enthusiasm with encouragement in the right doses.
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