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Hi, I'm Pieter Marais, MD of Kontextit. Welcome to my profile!

Pieter Marais's Bio:

We pride ourselves in the development and introduction to market of the World's 1st Breakthrough Quantification Technologies fir Strategy, Organisation Development, Teams and People.  This enables companies to become objective regarding the strength and quality of various aspects of the business, e.g.: Strategy, Organizational positioning, setup and structural design.  Teams and People. Strength and quality of the above have been difficult to measure and were mostly done based on judgement. This then was leveraged in the hope that it will contribute to the company's bottom line. This is all changing as quantification of strength and quality now enables well considered calculated decisions. Quantification, as a result of its robustness, has become a keystone permeating everything we do from strategy, to organization design and development, people alignment, new systems e.g. Job Grading/Job Evaluation and Remuneration (a breakthrough new world approach), Talent and Succession Management and more.

We have exposure to various industrial sectors: Extraction (mining); Finance (banking and insurance); Research; Media; Agriculture; Energy; Communications and others And have worked in various countries such as: o Africa - Ghana, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland; o South America - Peru, Brazil, Chili; o North America - USA, Canada; o Australia; o UK.

Pieter Marais MD

Pieter Marais's Experience:

  • Strategy and Organisation Design expert - Owner and MD of Kontextit at Kontextit International

    Specialties:Scenario & Strategy design and development, Organisation design and development, Organisation change management. WORLD 1st BREAKTHROUGH QUANTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY that quantifies all aspects of organisations for objective discourse and targeted interventions for optimal strategy design, appropriate organisation design and performing teams. Saving on cost of interventions due to its clarity in targeting the real issues. (see our website for more - www.kontextit.com) Other experience covers: Executive Business Scenario and Strategy development, Organisation design, setup and change management. Work done in multi-national blue chip companies. Consulting to executive and board levels internationally. Applied OD and HR research Expert in Contextual value delivery design of companies (moving the debate beyond the traditional hierarchical notions of Stratified Systems Theory) HR: oDeveloped and implemented an integrated HR contextual framework and approach. oNew pay system development for new world of work *Individual contextual assessments internationally at executive and senior management levels oCoaching Executives Public Speaking: oaccomplished presenter and speaker.

  • Strategy and Strategic OD Consultant at Gold Fields Ltd

    Scenario development Company strategy and strategic planning Development of an integrated HR framework combinding the organisation and people with support processes and systems Company Large Scale Change: oRedesign business e.g. design Shared Services oRole and structural design oChange Management Other OD processes: Diagnostics, development and implementations Research, design, develop and implement strategic and tactical business, management, change frameworks, models, processes, practices and technology Change Management Facilitate changing of company mindset and culture Senior Executive and Senior Management strategic thinking and tactical behavioural coaching Assessment: Company strategy and architecture Climate/Culture Senior Executives and Senior Managers (Capacity/personality/other) Write professional position papers on the nature of future global structural dynamics and designing company solutions for shaping the future company. Consulting predominantly to company business units based in South Africa, Australia, Ghana, USA

  • Principal Consultant and Process Manager at Virtual Consulting

    Scenario development Facilitating company strategic plan development and alignment Company Large Scale Change: oRedesign core and support business processes e.g. design Shared Services oRole and structural design oChange Management Research, design, develop and implement strategic and tactical management and Human Resource change frameworks, models, processes, practices and technology Change Management Research, develop, design and facilitate changing of company mindset and culture Senior Executive and Senior Management coaching Assessment: Company strategy and architecture Climate/Culture Senior Executives and Senior Managers Position papers on the nature of future global structural dynamics, the impact and response required from companies in a global and national context. Consulting predominantly to the Resources Sector Consulting in South Africa, Australia, Ghana.

  • Director at BIOSS

    Co-establish the merger between 2 entities Levels of work based Organisation Development/Consluting Training of CPA and IRIS practitioners

  • Principal Consultant/Project Manager at Anglo American

    Strategic planning and alignment Company architecture oLarge Scale Organisational Change oRe-engineering oProcess Consultation oChange management . oInternational expert on Stratified Systems Theory -design, implementation and change management Research and development oResearch and development of new organisation and people frameworks, models, technology. oResearch papers on global trends impact on organisations and people HR oMentoring of senior managers oRole design, competency frameworks, performance management systems, etc. (Executive to supervisory levels) oProductivity initiatives oSystem developments - e.g. performance management Diagnostics oStrategy oCulture/climate oDesign Individual evaluation oComplexity Capability oPersonality oCompetencies Marketing and selling Facilitating change in merging companies

  • Psychologist/Consultant at Chamber of Mines

    Clinical psychological work: oCase handling - Individuals and groups - focus on the performance-impaired employee in the industry. oPsychotherapy oPsychometric evaluations oForensic psychology oOrganisational Development /Change Management oCareer consultant oTraining - developing life skills and behavioural skills training programmes and implement ? Assessment, selection and placement - senior to junior management Business development oStrategy oOrganisational Development oMarketing/selling Lectures/speeches to selected audiences Project/client management Deal-making and contracting Business Management oFinancial and business oStrategy, new business and business design oStaff matters Marketing and selling

Pieter Marais's Education:

  • University of Strathclyde

    Course in Systemic Scenario Planning
  • Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

    MDP
    Concentration: Management Development Programme
  • University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat

    MA
    Concentration: Psychology

Pieter Marais's Interests & Activities:

Reading, travelling, sport, arts and culture, politics

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