Transform Your Workforce for Successful Digital Transformation


Transform Your Workforce for Successful Digital Transformation


Transform Your Workforce for Successful Digital Transformation

Listen to the famous Jason Stoughton from Silicon Valley and how he speaks on his podcast with Michaela Lindinger about the future of work and successful digital tranformation. “….But what I always try to communicate more and more clearly to my people to my clients is as you just said: the digital future will be about people, better to say about talents whose performance will really make the difference. 


The basis for the digital era

One of my favorite personal sayings is: Digital business is more about people than any other business ever before…..The digital era is entirely based on working with the latest tech and grooming yourself to get acquainted with how the digital world works.

What we need to understand is that on the one hand, we’re having super sophisticated technologies that probably not even one or two percent of the world population can truly understand, for example, what’s behind AI…….Some people are still questioning if AI is truly capable of creating a unique and smart world, where everything can be generated by putting in a small, concise prompt. It can be either a picture or just a basic statement that gets generated automatically, in the blink of an aye. 

Why talent is core for success

So when I talk to many of my C-level clients they tell me a lot about the latest automation project they are doing, how they are looking at artificial intelligence and some of them have even started to launch a pilot on big data analytics…..

Unfortunately, not many of them are aware that they need to prepare their talents and practice the necessary methods which eventually will move the needle. … master digital transformation, there are just three simple things that you should really focus on in order to be on a good track and the first one for me is vision and clarity….”

Doug Holt

The Successful Coach

Doug Holt

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Doug Holt

Listen to the famous Doug Holt about how he found out where Michaela discovered her passion for healthy high performance and her favor for independence and entrepreneurship.

In this podcast, Michaela and Doug talk about the unconventional approach to leadership development, executive sparring, and coaching. She talks about the importance of clearing one’s vision in life; be it as a leader or as an executive, and answering all the “WHY’s” by identifying the purposes of striving for excellence in both personal and professional life.

Michaela developed her scientific background while she was pursuing her Master’s Degree In Coaching Psychology in London.

According to her, good leadership skill not only influences a person but an entire team, by bringing out their ultimate potential. This minimizes the risks of avoiding delays or deadlines. A leader provides adequate guidance and motivates teammates toward achieving a common goal.

Michaela shares her personal stories as well as some very interesting client feedback and success stories about making successful change and transformation program work: What is needed from the leadership level? What skills are most important to have? Why is there an extensive gap in how different organizations approach it when it comes to making a change? And the skills that Michaela learned by participating in numerous projects where startups and corporates collaborated almost like in an incubator-type setting to learn what works best and what doesn’t.

According to Michaela, there is real beauty in getting senior leaders and executives to say the famous but transformative sentence of “I don’t know” before embarking on any innovation or transformation journey with their organization.

Michaela explains how “braininspa” and their unique formats and approach helped leaders to think about things thoroughly and ultimately find the best option for a healthy organization that enhances the performance of the teammates.

Guest Post: How Yoga Can Help You De-Stress At Work

Stress management in today’s work environments is extremely important. This was true long before the CoV19 outbreak, and will continue to be into the future. In many industries, people have been working longer hours for several years now — and the problem has only gotten worse in 2020, with 44% of people putting in more hours at home according to RTE. This naturally leads to stress (as if we don’t all have a bit too much already these days), which is not only bad for employees’ personal wellness but also has a negative effect on productivity. Virtually any experienced leader in business will attest to the fact that a stressed-out employee is generally a worse one.

An employee who feels overworked will ultimately “burn out” — an idea we covered in our piece on ‘How to Access Your Peak Performance’ back in 2018. In that piece we focused more on some of the mental and strategic things people can do to avoid feeling overwhelmed (such as saying “no” to more tasks, when possible). But sometimes physical activity can help to offset the burden or the modern work schedule as well.

One idea with regards to the physical dimension that become increasingly common is yoga. A simple search for “corporate yoga” will reveal pages upon pages of write-ups about various companies that have infused yoga and wellness programs into their cultures. They include the likes of Aetna, Blue Chip, and Eventbrite. But now, with so many people working at home, yoga is an even more appealing option, because it’s that much easier to sep away from your desk and knock out some downward-facing dog!

So let’s identify a few of the specific ways an activity like yoga in the workplace can help employees to manage stress, and thereby keep workplaces (even the remote ones) more productive and healthy.

#1 – Yoga is actually feasible

Yoga in the office can take a lot of forms. In the best of cases, a company will establish communal space where yoga or other light physical activities can be practiced, so as to incentivize employees to take care of themselves. However, the point here is that even in a more traditional office environment, yoga at work is completely feasible! Sure, you might not be able to do the full routine you’d ordinarily do at home with your favorite yoga app, or in a local studio or gym you might go to. But there are some things you can do without taking up any more space than you normally do when you’re sitting at your desk.

Thrive Global wrote about practical stress management and revealed some of the specifics behind simple yoga exercises that most anyone can do at work. Declaring yoga “hard to beat” as a stress management technique, the article revealed some basic poses — such as spine twists, rolling shoulders, and back-and-forth twists — that you can do quite literally while seated at your desk. There are more like these out there, and there are also some effective yoga exercises you can do standing behind your chair, if you have the option. Whatever the specifics may be though, the point is that one reason office yoga is so effective is that you can actually practice it regularly, no matter what your working environment may be. So yes, Yoga is feasaible!

#2 – Yoga Can Be Social

Socialization in the workplace is a somewhat polarizing topic. Some believe that employees becoming friendly with each other can lead to the working environment becoming somewhat less serious, and ultimately less productive. Others, however, believe that when employees are encouraged to socialize, they generally stay happier, and thus avoid burnout. To that point, Forbes covered multiple benefits of social connections specifically for employee wellness. Their article made note of broad concepts like increased happiness, less stress, increased engagement, and so on.

Considering these points it’s fair to say that socialization itself helps to keep workplace stress under control. Yoga, however, can help to drive that socialization. We mentioned above that some offices have spaces set aside for yoga and similar activities, and in these cases the exercise can help unite people. Even if employees aren’t necessarily chatting a whole lot while practicing yoga, they’ll be doing something together aside from work. It can help to build a sense of community that can in turn help to reduce stress. So yes, Yoga is quite but there is a very social, team-dimension to it!

#3 – Yoga Has Plenty Of Physical Benefits

Last but not least, there are physical benefits to consider! Healthline sums up the benefits of yoga in a fairly comprehensive manner, and includes improved heart health, reduction of chronic pain, better flexibility and balance, better breathing, and increased strength — not to mention the promotion of better eating and sleeping habits.

All of these perks are associated with regular yoga practice. And while they may not seem directly relevant to workplace stress, it’s reasonable to expect that employees who feel healthier in all these ways will simply feel better at work. They might be inclined to eat healthier lunches, they might feel more natural sitting at their desks, and they might simply operate with a more refreshed, energetic attitude. All of this, in turn, can amount to fairly effective workplace stress management. All it takes, as demonstrated by some of the companies listed previously, is the designation of a space and the offering of free yoga classes. Employees will do the rest. And your organization will experience one additional way to making your employees healthy high performers!

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