Mind the (Digital) Gap!

The recent crisis saw many workers obliged to change to digital working methods from one day to the next with very little time for preparation – in fact in many cases there was a scramble to even acquire the necessary hardware before shops were closed down for several weeks. Employees were literally thrown into a major change. In many cases, companies had probably previously rejected/postponed such changes on several occasions with the reasoning that the company’s processes and staff were not yet ready for such drastic change! All change specialists know that successful change needs to be well-prepared, so how could it be possible to achieve so much at such short notice? One answer is that under a crisis situation most people function in a sort of overdrive modus and rise to the moment, coping with challenges in the face of which they would normally have paled. Here the word to note is “coped”; they adapted, they fitted in, they showed great flexibility, but that does not necessarily mean that the outcome remains suitable as a long-term organisational structure.

Where Will We Be Working Next Year?

This is not a geographical or recruitment question! It is far more a question of trying to predict the future of the office as we know it and how further changes are going to affect the world of office workers. Many of you will be surprised to know that the first idea of remote working was launched in the 1970’s by NASA engineers as a means of combatting the oil crisis, so what has happened since? To gain an understanding of this you need to assess a vast range of criteria ranging from the history of technical progress to the influence of social criteria such as prestige and office politics, the complexity of which means that it is difficult to ascertain where the future lies.

[22/07/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast : Fit4Resilience : Comment reprendre après la crise ?

MindForest est heureux de vous inviter à son BrainBreakfast virtuel « Fit4Resilience : Comment reprendre après la crise ? », qui aura lieu le mardi 22 juillet 2020 de 9h00 à 10h00 en ligne !

D’une expérience commune est né un partenariat autour de la sécurité de l’information

La sécurité de l’information ne concerne pas seulement les systèmes informatiques, ou l'information dans sa seule forme numérique ou électronique, c’est un domaine beaucoup plus vaste qui englobe l'information et la protection de l'information, qu'elle soit physique ou informatisée. La cybersécurité de son côté se définit comme la capacité de protéger ou de défendre l'utilisation du cyberespace contre les cyberattaques. Partant de ce postulat, MindForest, cabinet expert en gestion du changement et organisation, et POST CyberForce, fournisseur de services Telecom, intégrateur IT et prestataire de défense en système d'information ont construit un partenariat né de leur expérience commune dans la sensibilisation à la sécurité de l’information dans son acceptation globale.

Is Your Digital Transformation Human?

There have recently been many articles published on the subject of how best to embark on a digital transformation project, which is unsurprising given the current context. Where ever we go, we see examples of digitalization, some successful, some less, but do we stop and ask ourselves how they came about and whether they really fulfilled their original objectives? In addition to this, the history and the culture of the company involved play a major role in such a transformation, but these are factors which may not be apparent to outsiders – perhaps not even to the very clients, who are affected by the changes. This in turn explains why some projects run aground, as clients “vote with their feet” and transfer their loyalty to another supplier, who seems more aligned to their requirements and expectations. Did something change while the project was already in full swing or were the parameters ill-judged from the outset?

MF Alliance Interview with Olivier Antoine, POST CyberForce

Could you kindly introduce yourself? I was Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Advisory team at EBRC from 2008 to 2015, since 2015 I have been in charge of the Information Security Management team within the CyberForce department of POST Luxembourg. The ISM team implements, maintains and monitors the Information Security Management System for all POST Luxembourg and POST Telecom entities. In close collaboration with Risk Management, Personal Data Management, Compliance and Legal, the ISM team focuses on information security risks and their governance. In my job, I like the fact that I constantly need to monitor the evolution of the standards, rules and regulations, which apply to our entities. My activities also allow me to share my knowledge of cyber security with POST employees to raise their awareness of information security. What motivated you to become part of the MF Alliance? As soon as I arrived at Post, I was put in touch with MindForest and more particularly Benjamin because I was looking for a partnership with a company that would allow me to carry out fun and entertaining awareness activities. After a few years of collaboration, the idea of a partnership came naturally to us in order to reproduce what we had carried out internally at Post for our respective customers.

Presenting online? Engage Your Audience!

March 2020: From one day to the next millions of employees, managers and company owners have been progressively thrown into the world of virtual communication: online meetings, online presentations, webinars, virtual breakfasts and happy hours. There are a wide variety to choose from.  Applications allowing online video interaction such as Zoom.us, Webex and Livestorm  have suddenly been flooded with registration requests while their stock value has soared to new records. As an example, Zoom.us stock value has practically doubled in the last 3 months. 

[17/06/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast avec POST CyberForce : Cybersécurité : Qu'en est-il du facteur humain ?

MindForest est heureux de vous inviter à son BrainBreakfast virtuel « Cybersécurité : Qu'en est-il du facteur humain ? », qui aura lieu le mercredi 17 juin 2020 de 9h00 à 10h00 en ligne !

Digital Workplace Culture - The Future is Now!

Are you envisioning to go digital with your company? Then you have probably set up a transformation strategy and have it planned through. Well done! Yet have you also taken your current organisational culture into consideration? If not, then your transition towards a digital future will most probably be in danger. Did you know that a recent McKinsey (2016) study has shown that the biggest hurdle companies have to face when going digital is actually their own culture?

[10/06/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast with Pedro Castilho: Presenting Online? Engage Your Audience!

In collaboration with Pedro Castilho from Verbalius, MindForest is delighted to invite you to its virtual BrainBreakfast "Presenting Online? engage Your Audience!" which will take place on 10th June 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 online.