By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. It is not about managing faceless employees anymore, but self-directed individuals. It is not about just logic and structure anymore, but emotional intelligence. It is not about isolated offline processes anymore, but syncronised digital solutions. Individualism, emotionality and digitalisation are the driving forces of renewed organisational design. How does this affect…Read more The dangers of hiring an empath
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. One of the new workplace trends is the move away from a focus on skills-set only, and to move towards a mix between fundamental competencies and behaviour (attitude and personal values) when recruiting for new talent. That probably explains a global increase in L&D (learning and development) jobs and a heavier investment…Read more Going T-shaped: The power of combining disciplines
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. In line with the idea of “the new workplace”, core competencies such as the ability to show and apply empathy are more regularly requested of job applicants as well as employees. Human capital trends show an increasing demand for emotional intelligence, integer social behaviour and empathy at the workplace. One may…Read more Artificially induced empathy – if it helps, why not!