Marjolein

The carrot and the stick

Above all, people are driven to avoid pain and increase pleasure. Thus, Freud’s findings. Although people weigh the impact of the pain-pleasure principle on both the long- and short term, short term effect prevails. No surprise here! The dishes will still need to be washed tomorrow, but the immediate pleasure of watching Netflix wins…   …

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Laughing Out Loud

Laughing is good for you. Even if you crack a fake face, you are still tricking your brain into thinking you are actually happy at that point, generating all sort of (healthy) hormons. Loads of theories underline the importance of having a sence of humor but this one triggered me even more, because it particulary …

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On- and offboarding

“Thanks for everything and good luck in your new job”. Words like these, a bunch of flowers and a handshake from your sour looking manager, often define the so called emloyee offboarding. Although ‘exit’ is marked as a stage in the employee journey, the departing employee often hardly notices the importance of a proper farewell. …

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Inholland

Super proud and happy to kick of another module on Change, Talent Management, Career Development and Mobilty. Such a delight to finally do this face to face with the students.

Home sweet home

Finally, the day you knew would come is here! As we speak I am drafting a back-to-the-office action plan. Home working definitely has it’s plusses: no traffic jams, happy pets and a quite some savings on stockings (since you’re legs are never in front of the camera… ) But, homeworking also means the every day …

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Never a dress…

Today on International Womansday is a great time to probe on a common misunderstanding. For everyone who also assumed that the well known symbol, on let’s say female toilet’s, depict a dress.. gues again..

Agility

“We weren’t agile enough” thus Hugo de Jonge on the Dutch vaccination programme. But what do we mean with Agility? The dictionary says “easy to maneuver, to change or turn’. Management books speak of ‘agile organizations’ if they respond quickly and effectively to trends and developments. During the first lockdown in March we saw some …

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Sustainable Careers

Last week I participated in a focusgroup of the University of Amsterdam. My take away was that employability increases with the diversity of jobs you held and the numbers of companies you worked for. Offcourse without going overboard and becoming a proper ‘job hopper’. Changing jobs in order to create a sustainable career. In day …

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Covid Countdown

December. The last month of 2020 is finally here! Contradictions we were faced with was almost comparable with the Dutch policies on the use of face masks, from “there are no benefits, to required by law”. Initially there was a sense of togetherness and reflection, but with the evaporation of our patience this sentiment also …

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Unconventional Coaching

As an HR Professional I regularly provide coaching. In spite of previous classses I took, I wanted to refresh my knowhow. Therefore I enrolled in a course on (Team)coaching. A lot of the content is a feast of recognition, but I also gain new insights especially in the field of unorthodox coaching. An example: During …

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