Employee Engagement: How to get team players

September 21st 2022 |

The issue An employee group is like a sports team. The best teams are not those with only star players, but rather those in which the people involved are committed to the team’s goals. Having talent is one thing but using it to its full potential is another. Unfortunately, employee engagement is far from a […]

Quiet quitting: A quiet cry that speaks volumes!

September 12th 2022 | |

A phenomenon of the moment with terminology that strikes the imagination, to say the least. Quiet quitting does not refer to a resignation as we know it, but rather to an unwillingness to go beyond what is minimally required. The last two years have precipitated a realignment of values and priorities for most of us, […]

Workplace Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September 9th 2022 |

According to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Canadians spend upwards of 60% of their waking hours at work. Given that over half of our time is spent with our colleagues and/or employees, it is crucial to incorporate some level of awareness and preventative measures at the workplace in order to prevent suicide. Just as […]

Knowledge retention… How can you ensure it?

August 30th 2022 |

If you were asked to identify the most important assets for an organization, which items would be at the top of the list? Let’s do the exercise! Before you go any further, take a moment to think about it.    And? In reality, considering that no organizational practice can function (at least effectively) without knowledge […]

Transitioning to Retirement: Be Ready for It!

August 23rd 2022 |

From childhood to adulthood, I would often hear my parents discuss their upcoming retirement. Taking its cue from an advertisement, the phrase “Freedom 55” was popular at the time to depict the ideal in terms of retirement. People aspired to stop working at 55 and travel, play golf, spend time with family, and so on. […]

Boomerang effect in career planning

July 19th 2022 |

In social psychology, the boomerang effect is defined as the situation where a person who is presented with persuasive communication adopts the reverse position. According to research, when a person feels that their freedom of choice is being disrupted, they may respond by taking the opposite position. So, in the case where we are not […]

Three steps to a successful career transition

July 12th 2022 |

The recent pandemic has turned the reality of workers upside down: loss of employment, search for meaning, search for balance, exhaustion, etc. Several reasons have led the working population to reflect on their career path. For some, this reflection has led to a professional transition.   What is career transition?   By definition, transition is an intermediate […]

Diversity and inclusion: a way to be more innovative?

June 13th 2022 |

But what do we mean by diversity and inclusion? According to the CCIL, diversity is relative to the person, the individual. It is the range of dimensions, qualities, and unique characteristics of an individual. Inclusion, on the other hand, would be relative to the community. It would be about creating a culture that promotes equity, […]

Toxic Organizational Culture: When Change is Needed

May 26th 2022 |

A recent study conducted by Standford University found that a toxic work climate was the fifth leading cause of death. The study in question concluded that overwork, stress, and bullying could result in workplace violence, substance abuse, safety issues, and suicide. It is essential for any employer to ensure a healthy work environment and a […]

Change management: a lever for improving organizational culture 

May 17th 2022 |

There has been a lot of talk about the importance of organizational culture in recent years, especially when it comes to making changes that may affect an organization’s current culture. In fact, sometimes the culture of an organization can prevent the implementation of a change and create resistance. Obviously, this is not what is intended […]

Being benevolent… more than a buzzword   

April 26th 2022 |

Let’s face it: benevolence has not always been a priority in the workplace. Performance, productivity, success, profits have always been more important. However, just as with well-being at work, kindness is becoming more and more important. A place that has an important impact on everyone. The reason for this is quite simple. Several studies have […]

Meaning and happiness at work: “One size fits all”?  

April 19th 2022 |

Every human being is unique. That being said, we all often try to find THE recipe, THE common solution to a situation X, which is quite ironic given the endless complexity and variety that humans embody. In other words, as realistic as finding 2 identical snowflakes (good luck). The concepts of meaning and happiness at […]