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The Future of Work: 6 Trends That Will Change the World of Work After Covid-19

By |2020-08-23T07:26:24+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

In the context of this pandemic, it is undeniable that the world of work will not be the same, and everything indicates that some changes are here to stay.  This interesting work by Randstad presents: Social distancing protocols and guidelines, remote work, less mobility regarding traveling, meetings and events, impact on reputation and employer brand, and greater incidence of freelance [...]

5 Key Competencies of Effective Managers

By |2020-08-23T07:24:53+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

An effective management must have somebody that has certain essential competencies and abilities. The management reflects the type of leader behind it.  Now, what makes a manager effective? How can we determine that their management is effective? The short answer could be: because they maximise the use of available resources, minimise loss and makes the organisation profitable.  However, these [...]

How to lead a remote team effectively

By |2020-08-23T07:22:55+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

Many companies, which were forced to implement remote work, are now thinking of keeping this system for their employees. The flexibility it can provide, and even the employees’ quality of life, makes remote work attractive for both the employee and the organisation itself.  However, leading a remote team has always posed challenges. And another question arises: “Are leaders and managers ready to [...]

Do we build careers? Or do we adapt to expectations?

By |2020-08-23T07:17:23+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

There are several professional paths— in a certain way, we could even say that there are myriad of them and that possibilities are infinite. In fact, when starting a journey, whatever the profession, it is difficult, not to say almost impossible, to predict the final outcome or even the different stages we will go through with relative success or failure.  It [...]

Job Carving in the digital world

By |2020-08-23T07:15:27+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION|

In the corporate world, digitalisation and faster working methods require us to stay up-to-date on trends that allow us to reformulate habits, activities and keep motivation high.  We have already discussed Job Carving, but in this article we want to go into depth on how to manage it when the only option is the digital. Such term, which has recently [...]

It seems antagonistic and maybe it is

By |2020-08-23T07:12:47+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: CULTURA ORGANIZACIONAL|

For a long time, companies have pursued functional efficiency and Toyota is responsible for the most part of it.  The good financial and statistical results of a car company, almost mono-brand (Lexus had little expression at the time), which managed to lead the world market, is admirable. Many managers keep that dream.  Companies from various sectors, driven by academic studies in [...]

What is flexible work?

By |2020-08-23T07:10:35+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: FLEXIBLE ORGANISATIONS|

According to the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the term “flexible work” describes a type of work agreement that provides for a certain degree of flexibility with regards to various aspects.  More specifically, we are talking about work time, location and pattern. The options are as varied as the worker’s needs.  What does [...]

How to Deal with a Mean Colleague

By |2020-08-04T12:34:18+00:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

When a colleague is mean to you, it can be hard to know how to respond. Some people are tempted to let aggressive behavior slide in the hopes that the person will stop. Others find themselves fighting back. When you’re being treated poorly by a coworker how can you change the dynamic? And if the behavior [...]

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THE RIGHT TALENT IN TIMES OF CRISIS

By |2020-07-26T09:59:31+00:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: Covid19|

In Mexico, we have been experiencing for many years now moments of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA); such living conditions have been boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This environment has definitely affected our daily lives, our ways of thinking, feeling and acting and has changed our emotional states, interests, needs and values. In many cases, [...]

More flexible organisations

By |2020-06-28T10:44:29+00:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: FLEXIBLE ORGANISATIONS|

Flexible work opportunities have a wide range of benefits (especially in this VUCA environment), for all members of an organisation, regardless of rank.  Some of the characteristics of flexible organisations are:  Improvements in adapting the hiring model, adjusting it to the company’s reality at that moment, reducing risk.  Cost reduction. An employee that works from home [...]