EY says Share based Incentive Plans have good potential to drive corporate performance

Views - 87 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

The smart use of total rewards in attracting, engaging and retaining an employee cannot be over-emphasised. Total rewards are a concept that is much larger than just monetary aspects of compensation. In a truly holistic definition, total rewards cov

Scalability of Intelligent Automation Technologies directly linked to financial performance

Views - 57 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

According to KPMG International’s new ‘Easing the pressure points: The State of Intelligent Automation’ global survey, enterprises are not scaling intelligent automation (IA) technologies (artificial intelligence [AI], advanced analytics, and

Stax Inc. brings global expertise to help local companies successfully implement strategies

Views - 72 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Stax Inc. believes many contemporary CEOs have understood the importance of crafting, articulating, and championing the strategic direction for their business. According to a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, a fifth of corporate

About TMC

Views - 22 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

First experience at TMC

Views - 23 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

It was my first experience at TMC to meet the members as well as to listen to the ‘Members Speak’ session held on 21 March at Galadari Hotel Colombo. It is my pleasure to convey that I found the event very productive and informative. The topic wa

Dankotuwa Porcelain, yet another partner of TMC

Views - 33 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware entered into partnership with The Management Club (TMC) to be its partner sponsor for a period of three years. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Dank

Participants’ comments

Views - 29 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

What happens when good people leave the organisation? When I was listening to the speech on ‘Employee turnover and its impact on organisation’s historical knowledge’ by Athula Jayasekera during the TMC member forum, I remembered how my first me

March Members Speak: ‘Retaining knowledge lost through employee turnover’ by Athula Jayasekera

Views - 26 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Addressing members and guests at TMC’s Member’s Speak which was held at the Galadari Hotel on 21 March, TMC Colombo Member Athula Jayasekera spoke on ‘Employee turnover and its impact on organisational historical knowledge’ Sharing some thou

TMC to present ‘Leadership in Management’ programs

Views - 33 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:06

TMC with the training specialist Zion Consulting is organising a unique series of programs commencing in April 2019 – ‘Leadership in Management’. Leadership in Management program has been put together for working managers and executives who hav

Evensta signs up as official event services provider of TMC

Views - 32 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:05

Evensta, a professional marketing services outfit, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka’s exclusive corporate forum, The Management Club (TMC) to be its partner sponsor for a period for three years. “This occasion will be a l

Drivers of employee retention and turnover

Views - 46 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:02

Devising effective employee retention strategies requires organisations to understand both why employees leave organisations and why they stay.

About TMC

Views - 27 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

Lakarcade TMC’s latest partner

Views - 21 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Lakarcade Ltd. has entered into an agreement to become a Partner of The Management Club – TMC as it is popularly known among its membership and managers representing the cream of practically all professional firms in the country. The Memorandum of

PwC’s Academy workshop on implementing ERM to help organisations manage and prevent future risks

Views - 29 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

In an era where risks have become part and parcel of the business world, PwC’s Academy is assisting Sri Lankan businesses to proactively manage and prevent risks by introducing a two-day practical workshop on Implementing Enterprise Risk Management

Chair’s role is crucial for independence in boardroom

Views - 53 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:15

The chairman is responsible for leadership of the board and is crucial for creating the culture imperative for individual director participation and overall board effectiveness. The chairman’s role in facilitating independence in the boardroom was

Award-winning BoardPAC sponsors Australian Governance Institute’s National Conference 2018

Views - 55 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:14

Globally recognised and among the most awarded Board Management Solution providers BoardPAC, sponsored the Governance Institute of Australia’s National Conference 2018. The event titled ‘Purpose. Performance. Value.’ was held during the last w

Poor countries must stop contracting global consultancy firms – IMF boss

Views - 91 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:13

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has urged poor countries in the world to desist from using global consultancy firms to write development strategies. She was speaking at an event on funding of sustainab

PwC’s Academy to groom managers, professionals, entrepreneurs to be mindful leaders of 21st century

Views - 61 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Globalisation, digital technology, ‘socially created information’ and a new demographic that is driving mass collaboration and transparency are four dominant forces which are reshaping the 21st century. This, together with increasing volatility,

ACCA and KPMG hold discussion on importance of good governance for SMEs

Views - 75 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Corporate governance today is seen as an essential building block of stable economies that helps to protect the rights and interests of shareholders, provides a framework for effective monitoring of management actions and performance, encourages bett

Dr. Mahesh Jayasinghe recognised as 101 Top Global Coaching Leaders by World Coaching Congress

Views - 51 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Dr. Mahesh Jayasinghe was recognised among the Top Global Coaching Leaders at the World HRD Congress Awards held in Mumbai last week. At this event several world HR leaders and international companies were recognised for their contribution towards m

Inaugural CPFA and APFASL Conference focuses on upholding trust, ensuring sustainable public sector

Views - 50 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Sustainable public sector financial management and the need to think forward while upholding trust and accountability in the public sector came under focus last week at the inaugural CPFA and APFASL Annual Conference organised by the Association of P

About TMC

Views - 20 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach

Another Partner Sponsor of TMC: Peoples Insurance

Views - 27 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

People’s Insurance PLC and The Management Club (TMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 21 January at the office of People’s Insurance PLC – No. 7, Havelock Road, Colombo 5 to be TMC’s Partner Sponsor a period of three years commencing 1

Lead like a girl: How to empower women at every level

Views - 37 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

What does it mean to do something ‘like a girl’? A popular ad from Always tried to answer that question by asking subjects to demonstrate running, fighting, and throwing ‘like a girl’. Older subjects put on a weak performance, but when youn

TMC’s Members Speak on 21 March

Views - 13 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Athula is a Founder Member of TMC, first Chairman of TMC Colombo and the Past President of Board of Management TMC.He holds an MBA and LLM and a Diploma in Bank Management. He has held senior managerial positions in the banking and finance sector. He

Participants have their say

Views - 22 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Shevanthi’s talk on her NGO ‘Room to Read’ is eloquent and their work is impressive. Having been a bean counter for all my life focusing on shareholder value this talk gave me a different perspective on social capital. Being an avid reader myse

February Members Speak: ‘Building purpose to your business’ by Shevanthi Jayasuriya

Views - 21 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

TMC is both proud and privileged to have had Shevanthi Jayasuriya – TMC Colombo Founder Member and the Country Director of Room to Read Sri Lanka to speak at their monthly Members Speak on 21 February at Galadari Hotel. Whilst thanking the TMC for

Companies today are lucky if they surpass 15 years

Views - 88 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Steven Swientozielskyj, the Global President of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) says CIMA is committed to deliver finance professionals who can harness the full power of technology and data to create and add organisational va

Ambidexterity: The holy grail of company strategy

Views - 124 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

By Sanda Wijeratne F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” To succeed and to maintain that succes

SLID asks: Is your board of directors ready to lead into the digital age?

Views - 96 Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:38

The digital age is well and truly upon us, big data, cloud computing, mobile commerce, smartphone penetration and the explosion of social media and its multitude of platforms mean that the leaders of organisations, whether in the public or private se

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Implementing SC Orders

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The Supreme Court on 18 April has ordered six Ministries, their Secretaries and three Government authorities to take immediate several effective measures to be enforced in the design and construction of all parts of new buildings and services the pub

Need for an education revolution: Future of our kids and the nation is at risk – Part I

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

It is said that a country is only good as her people. A country belongs to her people. In a democratic country, people elect the leaders to manage the country on their behalf. Hence, to be hailed as a progressive country, it is paramount for a countr

Universalism versus tribalism

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The most venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter has announced that his recent remarks, have been misconstrued and distorted. The authenticity of recorded information in cyber space is an inconvenient truth of t

A sermon on stoning

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

It is generally assumed we have passed the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Age, and the Space Age.After a breath-taking dive in to the Digital Age, we are well on our way to the Age of Automation and Artificial Intelligence. N

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