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Interview with Keynote Speaker Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker - Podcast transcript

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A 14-year-old girl set sail on the 21st of August 2010 from Gibraltar to attempt the world record for the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe on her own. After 518 days, Laura Dekker completed her Maiden trip when she was 16, and in September she will share her experience and the life lessons she learnt during the trip with the audience of Zukunft Personal Europe in Cologne.
Laura joined the WorkLife HUB podcast to talk about her life now, her plans for the future, and most importantly, what we all can learn from her about life, authenticity and courage. Laura wrote her account of the trip in her book “One Girl One Dream” and the trip is also the subject of the award-winning documentary “Maiden Trip”. She is now a professional captain and motivational speaker. She will be delivering her keynote presentation on 19 September, 1.00 pm, at the Startup Stage.

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The Next Generation Organizations – Part 3

The Next Generation Organizations - Part 3

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Frederic Laloux in his Reinventing Organizations mentioned that through the centuries, organizations have made major contributions to humanity’s betterment, including extending life spans, eliminating deadly diseases, making education available, and developing remarkable products and services that improve life and make it more enjoyable. Now organizations dominate the way human society is structured.

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Sleeping on the job.

Sleeping on the job.

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At the risk of stating the obvious, human beings need sleep. Without it, you become cranky, then unwell, then seriously unwell, and then you’ll either sleep on your feet or sleep in your coffin. Just how much sleep is required varies from person to person, but generally up to a third of our lives are spent shut down in a dormant state. The point is – sleep is inevitable and important. But sleep is something we rarely think of in HR. Logically this makes some sense. Sleep and work are two things which, unless you’re fortunate enough to work as a mattress tester, are impossible to do at the same time. But, given the importance of sleep to humans, and the fact that our job is to deal with the human element of any workforce, we really need to talk about it more.

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The Next Generation Organizations – Part 2

The Next Generation Organizations - Part 2

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Frederic Laloux in his Reinventing Organizations mentioned that through the centuries, organizations have made major contributions to humanity’s betterment, including extending life spans, eliminating deadly diseases, making education available, and developing remarkable products and services that improve life and make it more enjoyable. Now organizations dominate the way human society is structured. Read Part 2 of the article “The Next Generation Organizations”.

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The Next Generation Organizations – Part 1

The Next Generation Organizations - Part 1

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Frederic Laloux in his Reinventing Organizations mentioned that through the centuries, organizations have made major contributions to humanity’s betterment, including extending life spans, eliminating deadly diseases, making education available, and developing remarkable products and services that improve life and make it more enjoyable. Now organizations dominate the way human society is structured.

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5 Internal Communications Trends for 2019

5 Internal Communications Trends for 2019

Illustration: Studio Fee Overbeeke

Internal communications is changing slowly. We still see many newsletters and magazines with the usual content (Interview with the CEO, Our office in Dubai, We ran for charity in Zurich and The secret hobby of ….). These newsletters and magazines hardly ever excite employees. Employees want to be heard, employees want to be taken serious and employees appreciate quick and honest communication.

What are some of the trends we expect to influence internal communications in 2019? The 5 M’s for 2019.
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Demand for both digital & human-based experience

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Source: Soumyasanto Sen

Digital technology has transformed our consumer habits. This is not only true with the customer experience journey but also with the consumerization of HR. Consumerization of HR actually refers to creating a social, mobile, and consumer-style experience for employees inside the company in their entire employee lifecycle from stages selection to the separation process.

Today organizations are aiming to provide their people with positive touch-points at all stages of the employee lifecycle. Consumerizing the employee service experience can be a win-win scenario for both workforce and companies. The experience comes from consuming HR functions, job, leadership, and culture. And the last but not the least, the technology, workplace, and the digital experience.

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Is it time to replace your CHRO?

Is it time to replace your CHRO

Illustration: Studio Fee Overbeeke

I was talking to a client about the profile of the new CHRO (or Chief People Officer) they wanted to hire.

The CEO asked me what my observations in other organisations were. In my answer I covered seven elements I have seen many times.

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Employee engagement and experience driven by culture first

Beware of the negligence path of Digital Transformation Journey

Source: Soumyasanto Sen

This is no more a secret that engaged employees are more likely to perform better and improve organizational success. And as the companies move more towards agile organizational models, there will be more increase in the employee engagement rates.

Employee Engagement refers to an employee’s job satisfaction, loyalty, and inclination to spend discretionary effort toward organizational goals. Companies measure engagement through an annual employee survey or by a continuous feedback culture.

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Five trends to improve your selection process

Five Trends to improve your Selection Process

Source: Studio Fee Overbeeke

Selection process often still very poor

In many organisations the quality of the selection process is still very poor. The unstructured interview is still the most used selection instrument, and there is not a lot of evidence that interviews are a good instrument. The selection criteria are most of the time not based on thorough data analysis, but more on lists made by HR and managers based on their gut-feel, common sense and experience. Improving the quality of the selection process of candidates seems to get more attention, and of course that is a positive development. Selecting candidates in a professional and scientific sound way, is a basic requirement for creating high performance organisations. Five trends that can help to improve the quality and attractiveness of the selection process.

Digital transformation may sound easy, but it’s not. Currently there are so many different perception of this buzzword around the world.

Off course it’s a journey which will change with the technologies you adopt and also bring it to the people, processes and culture associated with your company. But before understanding this buzzword, it is important to know what not a Digital Transformation is.

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