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Has Agile failed?

Companies often refer to Agile as a way of responding more accurately to customer needs, as a means of working more transparently whilst empowering employees to assume further responsibility for their actions. Whereas the advantages that come along with an agile approach may seem promising, numerous companies fail to implement it as a valuable way of working.
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How digital badges can improve business performance

Digital badges have gained increasing recognition as micro credentials and pedagogical tools over the last decade. They serve as a practical way to engage with employees and recognise accomplishment as part of an online program and they can also be useful in creating awareness among colleagues, potential employers or managers of new professional skill sets or achievements. In our previous article published a few weeks ago, we already talked about how digital badges changed the logic of the certification process, both in an educational context and in professional organisations. Now we would like to talk more about how digital badges can be applied to improve business performance. How can they contribute to improving business performance and how they can change employees’ behaviour?
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Les valeurs d’entreprise, simple convention ou réelle valeur ajoutée?

Avez-vous l’impression que les valeurs affichées par votre société ne résonnent pas avec sa réalité stratégique et/ou opérationnelle ? Ces valeurs sont-elles définies ? Vous arrive-t-il de vous demander pourquoi votre organisation devrait consacrer des ressources à identifier des valeurs ? Nous vous invitons dans cet article à la réflexion, que vos valeurs d’entreprise soient déjà définies ou non, et vous proposerons en fin d’article un petit exercice pour évaluer votre situation actuelle, trouver de nouvelles sources d’inspiration et, pourquoi pas, améliorer vos acquis.
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How can a CSR strategy improve performance?

Nowadays everyone is familiar with the concept of a CSR strategy, but in the same way everyone has their own interpretation of what exactly this entails. Of course, much depends on the context, a private citizen will perhaps be more interested in supporting a local shop selling unpacked goods, whereas an employee may look towards the cost-saving potential of reducing energy consumption. Both aspects are completely aligned to a CSR strategy, which underlines the need to take a step back and appraise what is appropriate to your context.
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Focus sur l’Intelligence Collective

Depuis plusieurs années, on assiste à l’émergence de notions dans les stratégies organisationnelles des entreprises : collaboration, partage des connaissances, qualité des interactions entre les membres d’une équipe ou encore développement de la capacité à la prise d’initiative et de décision. Afin d’augmenter leur efficacité et leur performance opérationnelle, certaines entreprises réinventent leurs modes de travail, et passent d’une approche basée sur l’intelligence individuelle vers une intelligence dite « collective ».
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Digital Badges: why they are important for engagement?

Originally badges were a heraldic symbol worn by knights to denote the completion of a pilgrimage or as a mark of political allegiance. The badge has long been associated with displays of rank and achievement and, more recently, with advertising, branding and visual identification. A Digital Badge serves both as recognition of learning or achievement and digital proof of that accomplishment.

Change – An Opportunity to Thrive

“The 33-year average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 in 1964 narrowed to 24 years by 2016 and is forecast to shrink to just 12 years by 2027.” This is one of the outcomes of a recent study on industry change, mergers and acquisition activities and disruptive start-ups, raising questions around what change management actually means.

The Potential Value of Secret Santa

During any normal period, it is vitally important to ensure that the team works well together. This does not mean that everyone has to be best buddies. But team spirit needs to be preserved through informal contacts, social interaction and small gestures with a great personal effect such as “Secret Santa”. Let’s go through the way to achieve great things by creating a sense of belonging.

Information Overload or Filter Failure?

While remote work wasn’t a completely new phenomena, according to STATEC 20% already worked partially remotely in Luxembourg in 2018. Nonetheless, digital interconnectedness made it possible for most people to make the switch to home office from one week to the other when the pandemic hit. The same digital blessings that made this possible, have also highlighted certain digital challenges when it comes to navigating a hyperconnected world.

The Importance of CSR Strategy at Corporate Level

Let’s highlight how CSR can play a crucial role in safeguarding the longterm wellbeing of employees and thus in guaranteeing their contribution to the overall success of their companies.