It’s true, work will never be the same. It seems like all people are talking about these days is the new shift to hybrid work. Hybrid work can have many variations. Some companies may allow every employee the flexibility to work on-site and remotely part of the week. Other companies might have employees working either full-time remote or full-time onsite, whereas others may offer a combination of the two within a team or division.
Herrmann is proud to announce the official launch of the new-and-improved Whole Brain® Thinking journey. The upgraded experience now includes 8 self-paced microlearning modules with a variety of added opportunities for reflection and application - and several companies are already putting it to good use.
Role of the Manager is One of the Most Critical In Any Business
Managers: You are one, and you have had them. You have loved some and loathed others - but now that you’re in the role of manager, you realize just what a tough job it is!
Redefining the HBDI® Debrief
During the pandemic we at Herrmann spent time examining the HBDI® debrief experience and challenging our thinking (hey, it’s what we do) about how we educate Thinkers about Whole Brain® Thinking. Our approach, of course, was to use a walkaround.
The upcoming holidays are all about sharing kindness and good tidings to others. ‘Tis the season for giving. Giving one's time, giving one's resources, and giving understanding to others, whether it be to your family, your friends, or your co-workers.
As certified practitioners of Whole Brain® Thinking and the HBDI®, we love the “ahas” that occur during a profile results debrief. These are the magical moments when the person getting their results for the first time has a sudden awareness or recognition of a personal truth revealed by the Whole Brain® Thinking model. Maybe it was a situation with a spouse or partner or a team dynamic at work that suddenly had a clear explanation. We see a certain look in their eyes, a shy grin, or maybe an enthusiastic laugh that signals that personal “OH! I GET IT NOW!”
‘Right off the bat’, as Matt Damon said in the film The Martian, you cannot manage time. It just ticks. Ticks along without any regard for whether you have 101 emails arriving that day, a week from hell of back-to-back meetings or that you are late, again. Now, as one bright spark once said, ‘Time flies. The good thing is that you are the pilot’. A little twee, but the sentiment still stands. You make the decisions on how you spend your time. Yes, I know you have a boss, partner, kids, etc. but ultimately it is you that decides how you spend the 1,440 minutes each day. If you can utilise the strength of your thinking preference, and manage the other colours too, then you truly are flying the way you want to.
The challenges from the past two years from the COVID pandemic make the importance of stopping procrastinating right now even more important. What can you do now in your work or personal life, instead of waiting for later?
For more than 40 years, Herrmann has been a leading voice in the Learning & Development space for protecting the data privacy and security of the millions of our end-users -- who we refer to as Thinkers -- using our products around the world. We have always valued client data and have taken a strong stance on data security and privacy, including the view that only our end users should own their own personal data.
Now, we might be putting all these energy management tools into practice, and still feel deprived of energy. This especially rings true for those of us who experience constantly high and very high levels of stress in their work environment. Sometimes, energy management tools simply cannot balance the sheer amount of stress we are under. So what can we do? Ask for HELP!