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PEOPLE ANALYTICS, THE STRATEGY TO GET ANSWERS

By |2019-11-12T09:44:39+00:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: People Analytics.|

When updating talent management strategies, we find terms which are in fashion that, though not new, suggest a different way of “doing” and creating. In this article we will focus on People Analytics. This strategy’s aim is to use data about the work environment to manage human talent in an effective way, which allows us to [...]

The Leader as Coach

By |2019-11-08T11:56:58+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Leadership|

once upon a time, most people began successful careers by developing expertise in a technical, functional, or professional domain. Doing your job well meant having the right answers. If you could prove yourself that way, you’d rise up the ladder and eventually move into people management—at which point you had to ensure that your subordinates had [...]

Age management: when age is not an obstacle

By |2019-11-07T14:39:50+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: AGE MANAGEMENT|

Currently, the fast-changing business world implies changes in the way of making, creating and managing organisations. From the point of view of talent management, strategies are adopted to encourage diversity and inclusion as regards gender and religion, as well as aiming for multiculturalism and bridging the gap between generations. Ageing responds to a trend in the [...]

Older talent: a social and organisational challenge

By |2019-11-06T12:29:20+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Talent|

In 2019 we have five and a half years more of life expectancy than at the beginning of the millennium. According to the WHO the average age that a child born in 2016 can aspire to reach is 72 years old. The medical advances, the eradication of pandemic diseases and a better awareness of life-shortening habits are the [...]

When the challenge is to be happy at work

By |2019-11-01T08:00:28+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: HAPPINESS MANAGEMENT|

“Choose a job you like and you won’t have to work a day in your life,” asserts Confucius in his famous phrase. But what happens when motivation is surpassed by stress, deadlines start to fill your inbox, and work suddenly consumes your time out of the office?   Each day, from our office or coworking jobs, we as [...]

Happiness aboard!

By |2019-10-31T08:20:53+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: 2019 TRENDS, AGILISM, HAPPINESS MANAGEMENT, Organizational Culture|

It’s up to us to take the initiative to be happy. However, when we talk about happiness management in organisations, we’re talking about a co-responsibility between the company and the employee.   Employee happiness and motivation has a direct impact on each person’s productivity and, as a result, the company’s productivity. Working on talents’ well-being went from [...]

Digital transformation must essentially be human

By |2019-10-31T08:14:44+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Organizational Culture|

Many organisations want to be at the forefront of technology, apply it to employer branding, workplace environment, talent retention and to the entire organisation. To achieve this, it is important to remember that people are the priority. It is often believed that organisational culture is composed of its principles and values, which can be taught and [...]

The importance of incorporating a systemic perspective in work environment surveys nowadays

By |2019-10-18T11:23:45+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: WORK ENVIRONMENT|

A few years ago I was asked by an organisation to help a leader in the IT area to improve their work environment. I was just finishing a training course in systemic thinking (an epistemology that considers things as a whole for their analysis, understanding and use, unlike linear thinking – from the scientific method –, which only perceives parts thereof and [...]

How to develop a growth-mindset in teams

By |2019-10-18T11:17:38+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: GROWTH MINDSET|

In light of a dynamic world, we focus on one thing: achieving our goals. But how do we mentally prepare for this? It’s time to grab a cup of coffee and take note of what we’re going find out in this post.  We recently explored the theory of Carole Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, on the [...]

Constant self-improvement as a must: Growth Mindset

By |2019-10-18T11:24:07+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: GROWTH MINDSET|

Growth mindset is a personal characteristic that is nowadays necessary to adapt to the current organisational context. We speak of an attitude that — many authors agree — leads to success. This particularity allows us to fully develop the potential of the individuals who possess it.  Unlike the fixed mindset, which is not thinking outside the box, taking very little risks or staying within [...]