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How to make change management happen in the most effective way

Many things can put your business at risk, including changes to your organisation, people or technology. The current pandemic has put many businesses under unprecedented pressure, and some even teetering on the brink of survival. Crises like this quickly turn change...

Future-ready part 2: Diversity – an essential ingredient for a future-ready organisation

In his seminal 1937 essay, “The nature of the firm,” the economist and eventual Nobel laureate Ronald Coase argued that corporations exist to avoid the transaction costs of the free market. Yet with transaction costs plummeting (spurred by rising connectivity)...

Future-ready part 1: What does a future-ready business look like in the new normal?

The pressure to change had been building for years. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, senior executives routinely worried that their organisations were too slow, too siloed, too bogged down in complicated matrix structures, too bureaucratic. What many leaders feared,...

Organisation Design: Restructuring or Reshuffling to enable Strategy

Customer expectations are not just changing; they are exceeding the ability of a business to deliver on time. They are looking for alternatives, with more emphasis on experience and convenience. To keep up, companies are evolving their offering to meet the...

How to fill the gap between Strategy and Execution

Organisations are great at setting their strategy and identifying their goals, but they fall short when it comes to their operating model review and redesign, the key component that enables the strategy and drives the achievement of goals. Operating models consist of...

Culture PART 2: The role of leaders in a culture shift

In the previous article in this series we examined the effect of COVID-19 on an organisation’s culture. Now, we turn the focus onto the role of leadership and technology in leveraging culture. When an organisation decides to change its culture – be it planned or...

Culture PART 1: Did COVID-19 signal the end for hierarchical organisations?

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, human capital is defined as: “the knowledge, skills, competencies and other attributes embodied in individuals or groups of individuals acquired during their life and used to produce goods,...

Meet MAC’s Executives: Karina Jardim, Senior Executive

“Exceptionally talented consultant” “An absolute pleasure to work with” “Driven by a desire to see people grow” If you know Karina Jardim, you know that these phrases used to describe Karina ring undoubtedly true. She is a name that is valued to every MACer, whether...

Thriving in the Age of Digital Adoption: Embracing the Workforce Ecosystem (part 2)

In the first part of this series, we looked at how the fears of technological innovation are resulting in an unproductive resistance toward modernisation, even as it gains extraordinary pace in 2021. We also delved into the importance of a growth mindset in allowing...

Thriving in the Age of Digital Adoption: Overcoming the Fear of AI (part 1)

“What if artificial intelligence takes over my job? What if I become redundant?” Every one of us has experienced technology encroaching on our lives, more and more so with each year that passes. It appears that technological innovation is a certainty that is only...



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Meet MAC’s Executives: Trevor Jamieson, Senior Executive

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Passionate, energetic and an all-round team player. That’s me!

I’m a Senior Executive at MAC Consulting, a management consulting company which focuses on broad base management consulting. We’ve been in business for 26 years. MAC is a South African based company with an extensive project footprint on the African continent and globally. Our client base consists of 4 major sectors: mining, oil, gas and chemicals, ICT and financial services business. Mining and oil have been premier for MAC as major mining companies and petrochemical companies have entrusted us with the privilege to continuously drive their growth since the birth of our company. Financial and telecommunication services were recently introduced into our practice and have enabled tremendous growth regarding our capabilities which now also consist of technology projects.

I’ve worked at MAC Consulting for a total of 11 years and learnt a few things along the way, the foundation of which are process-, people- and project excellence.

Having completed my Financial Accounting degree at Stellenbosch University, my contribution to research with PHD students at London Business School on Property Investment and completing my post graduate diploma in Business Administration at GIBS Business School has had a fantastic influence on and a firm foundation for the task of Senior Executive at MAC Consulting. But it wasn’t always glitz and prestige! I started off as a Project Coordinator where I excelled in organisational effectiveness and transformation. That’s when I learnt the importance of strategy, process and performance management. The goal is to build appropriate capabilities, problem solve and deliver excellence to our clients. I love doing great work for great clients with a great team. I believe in the concept of egalitarian rather than hierarchy and, as most would say and of which I firmly believe, “you are only as good as your team”.

Overall, our ability to incorporate diversity, inclusivity and transformation; innovation and cross collaboration; customer value and the appetite to tackle complex business challenges; as well as help our clients on their growth journey has made my path to Senior Executive an exciting and memorable one.

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