When I started in my first job I was, in all honesty, an ambitious go getter. I thought of success as a suit, a company car and a very large pay check. And that is exactly what I got. I guess you can say that I visualized my goal, and then I achieved it. Only six months after taking the bus to start my first day at work, I landed my first management position – suit and all. Two years later, I got the keys to my first company car. And one year after that, I received a 15 % raise placing me at the top of the leadership salary band. Continue reading “A Personal Confession”
It’s been three months since I posted: “I am leaving HR – and here is why…” and I am still blown away, moved and humbled by what happened next.
More than 18.000 people clicked onto the post, almost one thousand liked it, 236 have commented so far and around 100 people connected and sent me personal messages about how they related to my post.
The workplace is evolving and we’ve become more and more flexible about where we work. Today (most) companies will allow you to connect from anywhere and work in the office/from home/from the café or from the waterfront beach house with your toes in the sand.
For the past 13 years, I have loved working in HR. When I first started out as an HR trainee, I felt there could be no greater job than to work with Human Resource Management. I was passionate about recruiting great candidates for exiting opportunities. I was excited about influencing company policies; setting new standards for paid parental leave, flexible working hours and working from home. I was passionate about developing leadership training sessions and offering employee development workshops.
Continue reading “I am leaving HR – and here is why…”
Company culture is a hot topic and top-of-mind for many business leaders these days. Designing and creating a strong company culture with rituals and artefacts to match has become an important signifier for purpose-driven organizations. Culture is crucial.
Continue reading “Why ‘CULTURAL FIT’ just got me fired…”
If you clicked into this post, you probably understand Danish. If you don’t speak Danish (and got onto my post by pure accident), you probably have a major challenge in finding work in Denmark.
Continue reading “Tordnende arrogant!”
I think we all know by now that the name of the game in 2016 is TRUST. More and more companies emerging are based on an assumption of trust – AirBnB, Uber, GoMore, Lyft. Several companies are providing trust index services to let you know, who you can trust and who you probably shouldn’t trust. (Glasdoor, Trustpilot, Yelp, Tripadvisor.)
Continue reading “Dare to trust”
I was in a very interesting meeting yesterday. One of our more inquisitive employees said that sometimes curiosity can be mistaken for questioning. This sparked an interesting discussion about how communicating intent is a shared responsibility.
Continue reading “Can we agree to disagree?”
The rate at which we change jobs has never been higher – one in five Danish employees have been in their current job less than a year. 70% of US employees are disengaged. 400.000 people in Denmark have stress-related symptoms on a daily basis and 35.000 are on sick leave due to stress leading to extensive discussions about work-life balance and how we can improve it.
Continue reading “Have YOU found YOUR tribe?”
In 2020, the workplace, as we know it, will have changed. Whether we call them Millennials, Generation Y, or just the Next Great Generation, in a few years time, they will have a significant impact on your workplace. They will be a significant part of your workplace.
Continue reading “The Four P’s of your Future Workplace”