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[09/12/20] Webinar BrainBreakfast : Remote Working: Quid the Impact on Hyperconnectivity?

MindForest is delighted to invite you to its virtual BrainBreakfast "Remote Working: Quid the Impact on Hyperconnectivity?", which will take place on 9th December 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 online !

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.

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.

[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 !

[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 !

[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 !

#Digital Pro - It’s a Mindset!

Digital transformation of the economy and the workplace is not a new phenomenon. It was already making rapid inroads thanks to digitalisation based on AI, big data and robotization, however the current Covid-19 confinement has provoked a huge step forward with almost everyone working from home, we have reached a new tipping point. While digital transformation might have sounded far reached to some just a few months ago, today it has become clear that our ways of working will never return to the way things were and we all have to adapt to the “new normal”. The current situation has precipitated fundamental changes in our working practices; we have had to respond with agile thinking to transform our business routines digitally from one day to the next. So how is a proper digital transformation set up for success? When can we proudly conclude that we have transformed our business digitally and are up to speed? How do we know?

[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 !

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.