The Why of Corporate Compassion

Corporate Compassion is not about pity, nor softness. Its effects are as rock-solid as a corporate building if you know how to bring it about. [see: “Compassion, basically“] Empathy in the line of Compassion Basically, Compassion goes deeper, taking into account the importance of mental-neuronal processing in any human endeavor. Thus, it is also broader, Read the full article…

Is Competence Classification any Good?

This depends on the way one uses them. Several systems of classification There are several national and international competence classification systems: ESCO (of the EU). To give some idea, this contains 13485 ‘skills.’ ISCO (of the International Labour Organization) COMPETENT (VDAB – Belgium, UWV – NL, Pôle Emploi, FR) O*Net These are enumerations, lists of Read the full article…

Lisa in Career Coaching

A superb opportunity for Lisa (coaching chatbot) lies in lifelong integrated career coaching. The goal is finding work happiness, purpose and meaning in a way that also serves the greater good. Career coaching Eventually, this is indeed a person’s coaching that is meant to be ongoing over an entire career, also already during their studies, Read the full article…

Inclusiveness at Work

This is a worthy, challenging goal that can only be attained by valuing our humanness. As such, it’s about each individual person, including yourself. Inclusiveness Inclusiveness at work is about many things, such as gender, race, age, nationality, and religious denomination. The borders are those of morality. Sociopaths or people who don’t have an inclusive Read the full article…

Culture Changes when Top-Down meets Bottom-Up

Not separately from each other, but intertwined and as though mutually attracted ― making it personal. Sustainable change is culture change. Top-down (through rules and regulations, encompassing changes on a big scale) This may work when also being carried from the bottom up. This means that rules should only be enacted after the bottom-up has Read the full article…

How to Build a Culture of Compassion

Challenging indeed ― especially in an organizational environment with zero compassion and a lot of fear and toxicity. Some AURELIS-congruent ideas may be helpful. Please read first, [see: “Compassion, basically“]. No coercion One might be tempted to impose some Compassionate rules and quickly get on with the real business. In my view, this is not Read the full article…

Gendering the Workplace

The workplace still disfavors women in many respects. Let’s project a future vision of a workplace with gender as a source of joy and interesting experiences, and without any disfavors. ‘Gender inequality’ as a problem to work on, can be turned into ‘gender equality’ to strive for. There is more positivity in this than just Read the full article…

Work-Life (in the) Balance

Work-life balance may not be the best start if it brings more emphasis on a divide between both. For ages and until relatively recently people had only a ‘life’. ‘Work’ was what you had to do to stay alive within that life. At times, one had to work really hard… still it wasn’t ‘work’ as Read the full article…

Are we living in a ‘burnout society’?

You. Burnout. Society. A lot of questioning goes on about whether the cause of burnout lies rather within the individual or rather within his immediate environment, his workplace, his direct leader perhaps, or the broader environment: capitalism… With ‘burnout society’, I mean something even broader and deeper. This is a domain of rather intangible worldviews Read the full article…

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