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Francois Kriel is an IMCSA accredited management consultant with change management and digital transformation as specialisation areas. He works full-time as director at Kriel & Co where he leads a dynamic team currently facilitating digital change at several high-profile organisations. Francois also supports Stellenbosch University as guest lecturer to business management honours students. He is an advocate for collaborative leadership, mentorship and LGBTQI+ inclusivity.
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The dawn of an opt in culture demands changing marketing modelsMarketing models are continuously gearing upwards and onwards to meet where customers gather - online. 12 Apr 2021 Read more

The consulting industry needs a wellness revolutionAn ever-changing world is seeing organisations increasingly turning to management consultants to reshape their business strategies. 8 Mar 2021 Read more

3 data safe work-from-home habits CIOs should considerOrganisations have been exposed to a significant number of megatrends and disruptors in a short space of time. One such disruptor that, rightly so, is getting quite a bit of attention is the megatrend of remote-working, also called work-from-home (WFH) or work-from-anywhere. 4 Feb 2021 Read more

3 tips for balancing personal information while maintaining that personalised marketing edgeCustomers' voices, in the form of smart data, can change the financial trajectory of brands and the loyalty of customers. Data powers everything - from delivering on marketing strategies to evaluating its success and everything in between. 26 Nov 2020 Read more

How the CIO rose to the occasion in 2020A prioritised digital strategy is nothing new to modern organisations. As far back as early 2019, I came across a bold statement in Forbes magazine. The article asked the question whether digital transformation would be upending the C-suite? Would it bring about new corporate titles and functions such as the Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer and threaten the existence of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)? 27 Oct 2020 Read more

Where data meets sustainable growth, the protection of information should be inherentIt creates a clear ethical crossroad when data meets profit. At any kind of crossroad, one usually finds that there is some form of governing sign - let's call it a framework. The end goal is to protect the boundaries of such a junction and establish fair rules for both sides to operate within. Profitability should not be the result at the cost of raw or processed data. 21 Sep 2020 Read more

Employee retention strategies start with the onboarding experienceBill Gates is of opinion that the pandemic is here to stay until the end of 2021. If you thought you could get away with winging business by only planning for the here and now, I would advise you to think again and get the proverbial drawing board out of the cupboard. We need to accept this pandemic is part of our reality for the next couple of years. 21 Aug 2020 Read more

Hybrid working to define The Office 2.0A recent Henderson Institute paper, The Science of Organisational Change, argues that the most successful organisations in the 2020s will be those who "constantly learn and adapt to changing realities." 17 Jul 2020 Read more

Gig economy professionals leading organisational changeRight now, from the vantage point as an external stakeholder, management consultants can potentially offer a valuable perspective to leadership at the helm of organisations, when done responsibly. 15 May 2020 Read more