[28/10/20] Cybersecurity Week 2020: Webinar with POST: Cybersecurity: What about the Human Factor?

In partnership with POST and EBRC, MindForest is delighted to invite you to its virtual  "Cybersecurity: What about the Human Factor?", which will take place during the Cybersecurity Week 2020 on 28th October 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm online !

La communication visuelle dans la conduite du changement

Tout se monnaye. En particulier la rareté. C’est le cas de l’attention consacrée à l’information. Or, l’un des enjeux de la conduite du changement implique la bonne compréhension des enjeux, de la raison d’être du projet de Change et ses modalités. Comment faire vivre ce changement en captant les 12 minutes de temps d’attention* que vos équipes peuvent accorder à votre organisation ? Votre arme fatale : la communication visuelle.

When did the way we communicate change?

Several months ago, when companies were thrust into lockdown at relatively short notice there was just enough time to get equipment sorted. Then the next important challenge to tackle was to ensure that everyone had access to some form of central data base, once these considerations had been taken into account, everyone concentrated on “getting the job done”. As no one knew how long this would continue for, there did not seem to be any need to start (re)defining communication strategies. As a result, many companies experienced the rise of usage of a multitude of communication channels both internally and externally. At internal level, staff resorted to methods they already knew, for example by creating WhatsApp groups, Slack channels or even in some cases Facebook groups. They needed to find a quick, efficient way of keeping in touch with colleagues. At an external level, some companies were sufficiently agile to be able to adapt to virtual methods, quickly setting up webinars to stay in touch with their client base and publishing online newsletters to share expertise and maintain interest in their products and services. Others were not able to follow suit, as their staff or internal structures were quite simply not able to adapt so quickly – and anyway “it would only be temporary…. soon everything will be back to normal”…. Several months later, most of us are still not able to attribute a clear definition to what is “normal”, but we have all come to appreciate that it definitely is not the same as it used to be. There is much talk about the “new normal” and this needs to be taken into account with respect to communication, just as is the case for personnel questions and company strategy.

Retour au bureau ! Oui, mais comment ?

La crise sanitaire a provoqué, pour tous, des chamboulements dans l’organisation du travail et pour beaucoup cela a engendré des périodes plus ou moins longues de télétravail. Avec la rentrée de septembre, un retour au bureau plus généralisé s’annonce. Néanmoins, ce retour n’est pas de tout repos et exige un certain degré de vigilance de la part des organisations, afin d’accompagner au mieux leurs collaborateurs.

Changing Times!

We have all been in crisis mode for months, is there a risk that too many people are currently concentrating on the immediate effects of the crisis and are losing sight of any potential advantages there may be? To quote André Gide “When a door closes, there is one that opens. Unfortunately, we spend so much time looking at the closed door that we don’t see the one that just opened.” This may be easy to state when so many different companies are facing the ruins of everything they built up over the past years, but without this kind of approach no country would ever have been resurrected after a war or another kind of catastrophe.

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.

[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 !

L’expérience managériale n’existe pas !

Structure plate, digitalisation, coordination des équipes à distance, désirs de flexibilité et d’autonomie sont les nouveaux défis des managers d’aujourd’hui. Ce qui conditionne le succès de leur rôle est de savoir s’adapter au nouveau contexte plus que l’expérience antérieure : la mise en place du télétravail de façon intensive et précipitée liée à la crise du Covid-19 constitue un exemple significatif en ce sens. Comment alors développer l’expérience managériale ?

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?