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1. Mutero, Gabriel. Performance management of veterinarians : a case study of Veterinary Services in the Eastern Cape.

Degree: M.B.A, Faculty of Commerce, Rhodes Business School, 2013, Rhodes University

In recent years, challenging economic conditions have stressed organizations, some to breaking point. Rather than waiting for external improvements, such as market growth or technological advances, many organizations are looking internally for performance and productivity gains (Boxall and Purcell, 2003). Consequently, the concept of performance management is receiving increased attention as a route to improved results and organisational growth (Boxall and Purcell, 2003). Likewise, increasing public pressure on governments to improve service delivery and account for the public purse have also forced many governments worldwide to implement a performance management system in one form or another (Ohemeng, 2009; Cameron and Sewell, 2003; Williams, 2005; Sehested, 2008). The South African Public Service has undergone much transformation since 2000. The transformation has been motivated by the Government’s realisation that, as with governments throughout the world, there is a need to modernise and professionalise all spheres of Government. The guiding principles for this transformation are contained in the White Paper on the Transformation of the Public Service (1995) and the Batho Pele White Paper (1997). This has informed the Public Service Act: Act 32 of 2000 of which stipulates that public service organisations should have a performance management system to promote a culture of performance management amongst all staff. The performance management system must ensure that the public service administers its affairs in an economical, effective, efficient and accountable manner. Whereas performance management systems have been in existence in some parts of the world since the early 1970s (Armstrong and Baron, 2005), in the Eastern Cape Provincial Government (ECPG) the Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) can be considered to still be in its infancy stage. It was introduced slightly over a decade ago, with the objective of managing performance in a consultative, supportive and non-discriminatory manner (ECPG, 2001). The PMDS also aims to provide clarity to all employees on their role in the achievement of departmental and provincial goals. This was anticipated to result in enhanced organisational efficiency and effectiveness, accountability for the use of resources and the achievement of results (ECPG, 2001). 4 A literature review contained in this research indicates that internationally and locally, implementing performance management systems is beset with challenges such as conflicting interests between different groups such as professionals wanting autonomy, organisational culture, poor implementation, lack of capacity and resources, lack of institutional and leadership support, changing workplace environments and many others. However it has also been shown that performance management systems are one way of ensuring that employees are focused, goals are met and organisation move forward toward meeting their mission. This research, which has been grounded within a post positivist paradigm, describes the…

Subjects/Keywords: Performance management; Veterinarians – South Africa – Rating of

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APA (6th Edition):

Mutero, G. (2013). Performance management of veterinarians : a case study of Veterinary Services in the Eastern Cape. (Masters Thesis). Rhodes University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1001873

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mutero, Gabriel. “Performance management of veterinarians : a case study of Veterinary Services in the Eastern Cape.” 2013. Masters Thesis, Rhodes University. Accessed December 12, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1001873.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mutero, Gabriel. “Performance management of veterinarians : a case study of Veterinary Services in the Eastern Cape.” 2013. Web. 12 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Mutero G. Performance management of veterinarians : a case study of Veterinary Services in the Eastern Cape. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhodes University; 2013. [cited 2019 Dec 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1001873.

Council of Science Editors:

Mutero G. Performance management of veterinarians : a case study of Veterinary Services in the Eastern Cape. [Masters Thesis]. Rhodes University; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1001873


Rhodes University

2. Munyai, Pfarelo Pardon. The exploration of influence as a leadership competency amongst emerging adult males.

Degree: M.B.A, Faculty of Commerce, Rhodes Business School, 2015, Rhodes University

The association between leadership, influence and power is well developed in the literature. However, there is a notable lack of research on youth leadership development, especially as it pertains to their exercise of influence. This paper was borne out of the need to explore how youth - emerging adults’ males in particular - exercise influence as a leadership competency within their voluntary leadership positions. Using semi-structured face-to-face interviews and the Critical Incident Technique (CIT), the research primarily focused on influence tactics and how they were employed. This included assessing the related power bases and principles of influence that were manifest, as well as the learning and development that occurred when reflecting on the outcome of the influence process. Data was analysed using an open coding procedure. Incidents explored in the study were primarily interpersonal in nature. This was reminiscent of lateral influence that characterised the peer to peer contextual environment of the study. The study found that in their influence pursuits, emerging adults followed a rational approach to influence. The distinguishable power bases and their relative importance in application were context dependent (Krause and Kearney, 2006:59-86). In addition, various proactive influence tactics were employed with a leaning towards those perceived as positive, honest and non-manipulative in application, which was congruent with Head Student role expectations and the culture of the organization. The utilization of social media as a communication platform from which various tactics could be launched was a novel and notable finding. Consequently, the results were presented primarily under two themes, exploring how tactics of influence are used face to face and via the social media platform. In addition, the study emphasised the ethical implications of the exercise of influence in both of these platforms and related to this, the challenge of influencing friends or close associates, without undermining leadership integrity. Overall, the various influence incidents presented and their outcomes, evidently shaped leadership development by reinforcing tactics which worked and stimulating continuous reflection and learning, adaptive strategies and the development of new means to deal with resistance and non-compliance. All of these are critical to shaping future influence behaviour. Primary recommendations include the need for a proactive approach to educating youth on leadership and influence through formal programmes, if they were to be empowered with tools to develop and maximize their leadership potential. Equally, practitioners need to be sensitized to the significance of their role as catalysts in nurturing youth leadership development. In addition, the novel use of social media as a leadership influence platform was recognised as significant and as such, a candidate for further research. Beyond the limited scope of this study, other angles worthy of further research include, factoring in elements such as gender,… Advisors/Committee Members: Pearse, Noel.

Subjects/Keywords: Leadership; Leadership  – Psychological aspects; Influence (Psychology); Control (Psychology); Social media; Executives  – Training of; Executive ability; College students; Young adults; Educational leadership; Executive coaching; Male college students; Leadership  – Study and teaching (Higher); College student government

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APA (6th Edition):

Munyai, P. P. (2015). The exploration of influence as a leadership competency amongst emerging adult males. (Masters Thesis). Rhodes University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1017520

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Munyai, Pfarelo Pardon. “The exploration of influence as a leadership competency amongst emerging adult males.” 2015. Masters Thesis, Rhodes University. Accessed December 12, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1017520.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Munyai, Pfarelo Pardon. “The exploration of influence as a leadership competency amongst emerging adult males.” 2015. Web. 12 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Munyai PP. The exploration of influence as a leadership competency amongst emerging adult males. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhodes University; 2015. [cited 2019 Dec 12]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1017520.

Council of Science Editors:

Munyai PP. The exploration of influence as a leadership competency amongst emerging adult males. [Masters Thesis]. Rhodes University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1017520

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