18 tips for an inclusive working environment

1. Implement flexible work arrangements (such as flexitime, part-time, parental/family leave, teleworking…) and ensure that their use is not penalized during formal or informal evaluations and during task distribution or file allocations.
2. Respect working hours.
3. Plan meetings as much as possible within core working hours.
4. Respect the timetable and schedule for meetings.
5. Plan missions taking as much as possible private life imperatives into consideration.
6. Encourage the uptake by men of their right to paternity leave and facilitate parental leave for both men and women.
7. Establish a team organization which facilitates the balance between work and private life.

Équilibre vie pro / vie perso : les 10 meilleures villes du monde

Quand on décide de s’expatrier beaucoup de paramètres entrent en ligne de compte : coût de la vie, opportunités professionnelles, qualité de vie, loisirs, sécurité… Partir travailler à l’étranger n’entre pas uniquement dans un plan de carrière, c’est un projet de vie parfois partagé en famille. L’équilibre entre la sphère personnelle et professionnelle est donc…

Why people with multicultural experience are more creative

Most creative people have two things in common: They are willing to consider alternatives to the way things are currently done, and they see objects, people, and situations from multiple perspectives.

After all, if you shun new experiences, you will miss out on exciting opportunities. And many of those opportunities involve seeing existing elements of the world in a new way. Research by Adam Galinsky and his colleagues at Columbia Business School suggest that one way to enhance these two skills is to immerse yourself in a multicultural experience.

Think about what happens if you spend a year living in another country. Chances are, the people speak a different language, so you have to recognize that even the way people communicate in that country differs from where you are from. Their rituals and routines are different. The way they interact socially differs.

Télétravail : productivité, gain de temps, économies… Ne venez plus au bureau !

Qui n’a pas déjà rêvé de rester chez soi et de travailler tranquillement depuis son salon ? Fin 2014, la dernière étude Cebr a relancé le débat autour des avantages multiples qu’offre le télétravail.

Au-delà de l’amélioration de la qualité de vie, le travail dit « flexible » offre de nombreux avantages en termes d’argent, de gain de temps, et de mobilité tant au niveau des entreprises que des employés.

247 millions d’heures dans les transports

Pour les employés, travailler de chez soi deux jours par semaine permet en moyenne de réaliser 300 euros d’économies par an et par personne. En effet, ceux-ci étant amenés à limiter leurs déplacements, les frais liés aux transports sont ainsi drastiquement diminués.

Pour augmenter la productivité, laissez plus de salariés travailler de chez eux

L’étude : Le professeur d’économie Nicholas Bloom et James Liang, étudiant diplômé qui est également co-fondateur de l’agence de voyages en ligne chinoise Ctrip, ont proposé au personnel volontaire du call center de Ctrip de travailler à domicile pendant neuf mois. La moitié des volontaires ont obtenu l’autorisation detélétravailler, tandis que les autres restaient assignés au bureau comme groupe référent. Au terme de l’étude, les réponses aux questionnaires et le recueil détaillé des performances des uns et des autres ont révélé que les travailleurs à domicile se sentaient plus heureux et plus attachés à l’entreprise que ceux qui allaient au bureau. Et surtout, qu’ils se montraient plus productifs.
Le challenge : Devrions-nous être plus nombreux à travailler en pyjama ? Les performances des employés seraient-elles vraiment meilleures si les entreprises les autorisaient à rester à la maison ?

Maladie au travail: dépasser les tabous

La gestion de la maladie est souvent un sujet délicat dans les entreprises. Absentéisme, malaises, non-dits ou stress font souvent partie du lot. Écoute et soutien des RH peuvent pourtant contribuer à dénouer certaines situations tendues. Le POG organisait ce matin un petit déjeuner consacré à ce sujet aux multiples ramifications.

Administrative et juridique, la question de la maladie en entreprise est aussi sociale, psychologique et humaine, elle se frotte à la performance, au bien-être, à la santé, ainsi qu’à la rémunération, dans le cas des absences prolongées. Souvent compliquée à gérer dans la pratique, puisqu’elle touche à la vie privée du collaborateur concerné, elle mobilise toute une série d’acteurs: RH, managers de ligne, experts de l’Adem ou de la Caisse nationale de santé, médecins du travail, psychologues…

3 Tips to Help Manage the Differences in a Multigenerational Workforce

Today’s workforce is increasingly multigenerational due to the existence of three generations — Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennials (Generation Y).

A major challenge managers face is how to manage and motivate collaboration between their multigenerational employees. Such a diverse generational mix creates challenges for managers trying to adapt to the work styles, perspectives and motivating factors of each generation.

Bridging the gap between generationally diverse employees can be a difficult and stressful task.

How to take advantage of a diverse workforce

Here are some tips for managers to take advantage of the strengths and differences among their diverse workforce.

When to Bring in a Professional Coach

As a manager, you’ll inevitably need to spend time actively coaching employees. Perhaps you have a hard-working employee who needs to build certain skills to be more effective on the job. Or maybe you’ve recently promoted a high performer, and you want to ensure that you’ve made the right decision by giving her an opportunity to build new skills. In situations like this, you may find that you’re able to be a very effective coach for your direct report. But in the 15 years I’ve spent on coaching and employee development initiatives, I’ve found that there are certain scenarios when it simply makes sense to call in a professional:

When you have a close personal relationship. If you’re willing to coach your employee, you no doubt respect his talents and strengths. You might also really just like this person, and genuinely want to help him succeed. Perhaps you even spend time with this person outside the office, know his family, and attend functions or events together.

Change Management Needs to Change

As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century. Yet despite the huge investment that companies have made in tools, training, and thousands of books (over 83,000 on Amazon), most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects — a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970’s to the present.

Given this evidence, is it possible that everything we know about change management is wrong and that we need to go back to the drawing board? Should we abandon Kotter’s eight success factors, Blanchard’s moving cheese, and everything else we know about engagement, communication, small wins, building the business case, and all of the other elements of the change management framework?

Did you know? Gallup’s 12 elements of great managing

To identify the elements of staff engagement, the international consultancy Gallup conducted, more than 15 years ago, thousands of interviews in all kinds of organisations, at all levels, in most industries and in many countries. These 12 statements – the Gallup Q12 – emerged from the research as those that best predict employee and work group performance. These statements indicate what staff finds most important for them:

I know what is expected of me at work

I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job right

At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day