Onboarding = expectation management

The hire of new personnel can be daunting. It's a profession by itself. The HR. Manager might fall into the trap that his job is done when the application process is finished. The file of the new employee will be forwarded to the assigned department-head, and case closed. Actually this is the moment where the [...]

Value Manifest

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. A nice saying, but what does this mean and firstly, what is culture? Mainly culture is about norms, values, behaviors and ethics. As a start you can write about your own values as an individual, proclaiming what you as a person find important. Next you might want to write a [...]

Happy Business You

A quantitative study about the happiness and success factors with entrepreneurs. The summary contains the graphs of the 11 different themes. Does success automatically mean happiness? SUMMARY HAPPINESS RESEARCH Download

What do you know?

In the early days it was about WHAT you know. Meaning, which facts and figures have you learnt and do you know by heart. You remember the adagio “knowledge is power” ? Now the internet gives you the possibility to find all kind of information anytime you want. This kind of static knowing has become [...]

Co-working and Co-living

Recently, I wrote a blog article about the trends and developments in flex-working. From the well- known commercial flexwork locations, and working at people's homes, to work in a fully equipped work-van. This Flex-work will now get a new dimension with the latest trend: Co-Working and Co-living.  To learn more about this new concept and [...]

Connected Working

A lot of (older) people are familiar with the idea of going to a building every day and sit at their own desk for 8 hours or so. This is called YOUR workplace. With some personal stuff to make the working environment more cheerful, and a little more personal (bearable?) New initiatives are introduced, where [...]

Quality time…at work

When you think about quality time, probably you think of the precious time spent with your family or closest friends. The time you intensely enjoy with your dearest. It re-connects and gives you energy. But sadly enough this happens too little, and mostly during (planned) vacations or short trips. But what if we transfer the [...]

Life at Work

A collection of thoughts about work & life, work & engineering, work & environment. To see it from different angles, and other disciplines.This is my own production with formatting, texts and my own photos. LIFE AT WORKDownload

Faith – Hope – Love

Trade Necessity A long time ago when new transportation techniques emerged, it created new jobs like the traveling merchant and local trader. Where you could buy new and different products from other places then your own. There was a natural balance between the buyer and seller because goods or services were exchanged based on necessity. [...]

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