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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.

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 ».

A Focus on collective intelligence

For several years now, we have been witnessing the emergence of notions such as collaboration, knowledge sharing, the importance of the quality of interactions between team members, and the development of the capacity for initiative creation and decision-making. All of which are becoming increasingly important with respect to corporate organisational strategies. In order to increase their efficiency and operational performance, some have succeeded in reinventing their working methods, moving from an approach based on individual intelligence to an approach based on so-called “collective” intelligence.

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.

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.

How is Your Team Coping with the Challenge of the Crisis?

“Be prepared” is the well-known motto of the scout movement, in actual fact most of us like to prepare ourselves for what is in store, it is an automatic mechanism to cope with a specific situation. However, when a crisis like Covid-19 strikes it is virtually impossible to prepare oneself, there is no comparable “data” to process, which of course causes a feeling of great uncertainty in addition to the wide range of health issues and economic worries already being experienced. The need to get one’s bearings becomes even greater and so the spiral turns and anxiety increases. There are several potential sources of reassurance ranging from the family, to the work environment, some people even turn to social media or expert advice. No matter the choice of source, it must be able to “deliver”, as otherwise the situation may become even more serious.

No Diversity Without Inclusion!

“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?

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?

[15/04/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast: Working Remotely? How to Navigate towards Increased Engagement!

MindForest is delighted to invite you to its virtual BrainBreakfast “Working Remotely? How to Navigate towards Increased Engagement!” which will take place on 15th April 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 online.

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