We’re normally used to hearing other kinds of lines from rapper Wiz Khalifa, but though he may not quite be conscious of it himself, once in a while he says things that are also of great relevance to the HR biz.
“The Little Prince” (Le petit prince) is one of the most beautiful stories that any of us has probably ever had the pleasure to read. Admittedly, Antoine De Saint Exupery most likely didn’t have HR performance analysis on his mind when writing his artful fairy tale, but still some of his lovely sentences can be applied really well to the field.
Loopline Systems launches management coaching and cloud feedback for the digital generation
Berlin – 18th November 2015. After a one-year pilot phase and a first round of funding, Loopline Systems, a spin-off from the Berlin-based early-stage investor and company builder Project A Ventures, is now officially launching on the open market. The results of successful development work on loopline, an intelligent software tool for staff development, are now available for all to see on www.loopline-systems.com. Besides integrating user experience on the website, the company – founded at the end of 2014 – has also paired it with a new coaching service: working with leadership expert Jürgen Kugele, the team headed by co-founder Nora Heer will be translating the management model on which the software is based into change-management projects for enterprise customers.
Steve Jobs, who doesn’t know him? Admittedly the man was pretty much a genius, or at least most of what he said was clever. I ran into the above quote on Quora recently, posted with the unanswered question: What did Steve mean by this?
Only 15 % of German employees are really committed to their jobs, according to a Gallup poll. Though the rest are indeed physically present at their places of work, they complete their tasks for the most part without any real dedication – this unproductivity costs the overall German economy between 210 and 275 billion euros annually. How can employee motivation in the workplace be increased? Management has to take the lead – from the team leader all the way down to the direct supervisor, a comprehensive feedback culture needs to be established within the company.