Move your organisation to the next level of performance?

Employees are the cornerstone of your business because they are the ones that deliver the performance!

But let’s be honest, employees can also cause the biggest headaches within an organisation! Conflict, lack of motivation and engagement, poor performance and weak leadership are just some of the challenges we face when we are trying to achieve performance. And when you are a small or medium sized business, especially a growing SME,these challenges are amplified because every employee counts.

Employee productivity challenges experienced by organisations

  • Engaging employees and keeping them focussed in a growing business where roles and responsibilities are not clear
  • Setting performance standards and managing the performance of employees
  • Motivating talented employees when you may not have apparent career paths to offer
  • Developing effective high performing teams that manage conflict constructively
  • Building technical specialists into effective managers

It is estimated that up to 80% of an organisation’s assets are tied up in the employees. If any employee disengages by even as much as 10%, you are losing the productivity of 1 person for every 10 that you have working for you! No organisation can afford that loss of potential and productivity so it is essential to have effective managers and good systems in place to unlock the motivation and performance of your employees. Low skills add to ‘transaction costs’ and therefore impact on how effective your organisation is.

Solutions for you

SME’s experiencing growth find that they can no longer rely on how things worked when they were smaller in size. With expansion and growth comes a need for new skills and different ways of working.

Technical businesses particularly focus on what they do best which is the delivery of technical services e.g. IT, accounting & engineering however this is frequently at the expense of the management and development of the employees.

The good news is that Cornerstone Connections has been working with small and medium sized business in the greater Cape Town area since 2006 and understands the challenges they face. Often too busy and possibly lacking in experience and resources to focus on strategic people and organisational development, SME’s need flexible solutions designed to meet specific goals delivered by a professional.

Services include performance consulting, facilitation and training that build the motivation and skills of employees in order to achieve performance.

Performance = Motivation x Skill


An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.
Stephen R. Covey

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.
Thomas J. Peters