We jumped at the chance to work with Jirrah Governance Consulting to create a set of company policies for Die MOS Inisiatief. This project was all about creating a positive work environment and reflecting the company values through their policies.
Policies are interesting types of documents because although they are very important, they are rarely read. Companies often shell out huge amounts of money on a set of policies, procedures or guidelines only to shelve them. Those thoughtfully crafted policies do nothing to inspire employees, clear up roles or establish rules, because nobody takes the time to read them or to integrate them into any of the company processes or campaigns. It’s human nature for employees to test limits and act “creatively” in workplace situations, so you need a strategy for developing, communicating and enforcing a set of policies and practices that reflect your standards of acceptable behaviour. A successful policies and practices strategy does more than draw boundaries; it also recognises and addresses people’s needs and ensures employees have clear expectations and are treated fairly as they work to help build a company.
Die MOS Inisiatief was the perfect company to help with a policy project. The company is people driven, they are forward thinking and they like to do things outside the box.
What the client said
We at Die MOS Inisiatief really enjoyed working with you on this project.
For me as a CEO the most important thing about this project was to ensure our company values and culture was underpinned by our policies.
Secondly to ensure every can read and understand it. Policies in an old-fashioned legal format gets read and understood by almost nobody and then it’s a document to make management feel better.
Roedolf van der Westhuizen
CEO at Die MOS Inisiatief
What we did
Together we created policies for annual leave, their code of conduct, discipline, harassment, maternity leave, OHS, performance management, sick leave and social media. In these policies we addressed four important elements that all policies should have, namely roles, rules, consequences and tools. Here we use the annual leave policy to indicate how we’ve incorporated these elements into each policy.