Gratitude is the Best Attitude

“Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.” – Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky Although everyone is familiar with the term gratitude, as with every expression there are a multitude of ways of interpreting its meaning, particularly in a professional context. As Dr Lyubomirsky says it can play a major role to counteract and prevent negative emotions, which are generally toxic und rarely beneficial. Gratitude is far more complex than a quick “thank you”, in fact if expressed in a superficial or inappropriate way a thank you can actually have a far more negative impact than most would believe. In order to express gratitude, one must have a clear understanding of what the challenge comprised what its completion really entailed and the employee’s starting position. Did the employee go that famous extra mile to complete the task, go beyond what they would normally have delivered – exceed expectations?

[07/07/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast : L’expérience managériale n’existe pas !

MindForest est heureux de vous inviter à son BrainBreakfast virtuel « L’expérience managériale n’existe pas ! », qui aura lieu le mardi 07 juillet 2020 de 9h00 à 10h00 en ligne !

Team Building - Favorisez la cohésion d’équipe à distance !

Le travail à distance, et plus particulièrement le télétravail, tend aujourd’hui à se généraliser avec le développement des nouveaux outils digitaux. Ce choix présente de nombreux avantages à la fois pour l’entreprise et les collaborateurs, mais il y a également des conséquences à ne pas négliger. En effet, le travail à distance ne favorise pas le développement des relations interpersonnelles, les interactions entre collègues ou avec la hiérarchie, il ralentit la communication directe et les collaborateurs peuvent ressentir un sentiment de cloisonnement et d’isolation par rapport à leur environnement de travail. Cela entraîne la perte des objectifs collectifs, le partage des connaissances, mais surtout la culture d’entreprise.

[27/05/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast : Le team building : favorisez la cohésion d'équipe à distance !

MindForest est heureux de vous inviter à son BrainBreakfast virtuel « Le team building : favorisez la cohésion d'équipe à distance ! », qui aura lieu le mercredi 27 mai 2020 de 9h00 à 10h00 en ligne !

Comment embarquer et susciter l’implication de vos nouveaux collaborateurs à distance ?

De plus en plus d’entreprises réalisent qu’une autre organisation du travail est possible : le télétravail. En effet, le télétravail qui était encore il y a peu, occasionnel tend à se généraliser. Entreprendre ce choix, comporte plusieurs avantages comme répondre à la demande de flexibilité de la part des employés pour un meilleur équilibre vie privée / vie professionnelle ou encore donner l’occasion aux entreprises de réduire les espaces de bureaux et ainsi optimiser les environnements de travail. Mais, cette nouvelle forme d’organisation du travail comporte également des défis. Un des défis est l’intégration des travailleurs à distance.

[06/05/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast : Profitez de la crise pour repenser votre positionnement stratégique !

MindForest est heureux de vous inviter à son BrainBreakfast virtuel « Profitez de la crise pour repenser votre positionnement stratégique ! », qui aura lieu le mercredi 6 mai 2020 de 9h00 à 10h00 en ligne !

[30/04/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast : Comment embarquer et susciter l’implication de vos nouveaux collaborateurs à distance ? 

MindForest est heureux de vous inviter à son BrainBreakfast virtuel « Comment embarquer et susciter l’implication de vos nouveaux collaborateurs à distance ? », qui aura lieu le jeudi 30 avril 2020 de 9h00 à 10h00 en ligne !

The Crucial Truth about Employee Empowerment

The concept of employee empowerment has evolved considerably during the past years, in fact this evolution has gone hand in hand with the way employees see their relationship with their employer. Gone are the days of sixty hour weeks with no thanks or recompense, gone are the days of staying with one employer all your working life and above all gone are the days of accepting a professional stalemate situation. However, this does not mean that employee empowerment is all about trade unions and collective agreements, it is in fact a far less tangible and yet all the more crucial aspect of the way we expect to work: nowadays people expect to be treated humanely, they expect their competencies to be recognized and they want to be able to determine how they will set about tackling their tasks and meeting their objectives. Far more people than you would probably imagine want to see progress, this motivates them to work overtime and go that extra mile.

Working Remotely? How to Navigate towards Increased Engagement!

Were you wondering why there has been all this recent buzz about engagement? Looking at studies from 2017, Gallup found that in Luxembourg approximately 80% of the respondents felt disengaged in their work and in addition 12% felt actively disengaged - and Luxembourg is among the countries that had better figures than most! This means that a lot of companies have to deal with disengaged and actively disengaged employees, who do not perform to their best ability, all of which inevitably has a direct impact on their productivity levels. In the case of Germany, Gallup estimated the loss in productivity due to actively disengaged employees at between €73 billion and €95 billion per year . This explains why it has become so crucial for companies to consider engagement and to ask themselves how they can turn things around and motivate their employees.

Keeping the Capability Gap in Check

Capability building may be a term you have not encountered yet, so perhaps a short definition will help to set the scene: to quote Norm Smallwood and Dave Ulrich in the Harvard Business Review[1] it is “These capabilities—the collective skills, abilities, and expertise of an organization—are the outcome of investments in staffing, training, compensation, communication, and other human resources areas. They represent the ways that people and resources are brought together to accomplish work. They form the identity and personality of the organization by defining what it is good at doing and, in the end, what it is. “