Shake-up Project


Competency Framework

Open Plan Management

Staff Retention

Supply Chain Management

Work Attendance

The CHE embarked on a journey on 09 and 10 May 2013 that would assist the organisation in shifting the CHE current institutional culture to one that would better support the achievement of its organisational objectives.

This process culminated in the establishment of the Shake up Project Team that would drive and facilitate the process. A number of sub-project teams were established namely;

  • Work Attendance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Communication
  • Staff Retention
  • Institutional Culture
  • Competency Framework
  • Clarifying responsibilities of Line Managers
  • Managing in an open plan
  • Participation and Internal Forums
  • Finance

A lot of work has been done, some projects completed and some in progress.  The project has faced a lot of challenges ranging from unavailability of employees, time constrains, tensions, excitement and sometimes literally sweat, blood and tears. These have resulted in delays in terms of meeting our deadlines but have also seen significant progress in others.

This would not have happened without the support of both the CHE leadership and all its employees.

The project has reached a stage where a number of projects gave been completed and require your inputs before implementation.

Some of the critical success factors of the Shake up Project identified was;

  • Participation of staff;
  • Collective ownership of these projects and;
  • Transparency.

The CHE will be launching all the completed projects on the 31 March 2014. However the Working Group still requires your inputs/recommendation in order to finalise the projects.

In view of the above you are all requested to provide your input/recommendations via the intranet (all the documents have been placed on the intranet under the Shake Up project).

The closing date for all inputs is 26 March 2014 at 12pm.  This is a journey and not a destination and will require your continued support and involvement.  The Shake Up team will keep you updated of all new developments.

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao-tzu

Join us in re-shaping the CHE.

Kind Regards

Shake Up Working Group Coordinator
Vuyo Matsam