Be-in-Charge helps young talents thrive in a changing business environment

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On July 7th 2016, the French daily Les Echos, published an article with the title: “The Great Fear of Autonomy”. Eric Le Boucher, co-founder of Slate.fr, builds his paper around the idea that people fear change because they are focused on souvenirs and memories. Le Boucher also reminds that a wave of so called “schumpeterism” is still taking the economy like a storm by. The result is that the newly created  value, actually destroys what used to be. He compares this situation to that of an industrial revolution, and Le Boucher concludes it is a bad time to fear change, and not “leap forward.”

Around the same, Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet, founder of Be-in-Charge.fr met with 3 Human Resources Managers: Alexandra, Mélanie and Kelly. All three needed to help their young talents.

 

Alexandra needed “how-to” tutorials. Mélanie and Kelly focused on helping their talents bring some sense into what is done in the workplace. And they concluded, if we cannot help them, we will not retain them!

Human Resources Managers across continents and industries face similar situations

Alexandra diagnosed a lack of basic communication skills as stopping young talents from progressing. She said: “Our Young Talents need to better understand how to communicate within the industry, whether it is across cultures or with clients or across various levels of hierarchy within the firm. They do not know how to communicate, and as a result, repeatedly hit walls. “Plain English” techniques should help young talents get over such hurdles, and enable them to blossom at work.”

While Mélanie and Kelly both pointed to the talent’s difficulty of combining work priorities and personal values. Actually Mélanie said: “I focus on ethics. I base my approach on the teachings of ethnographic-Christianity, because it helps bring sense to what is done in the workplace. This approach helps put work-related inconveniences into perspective. Putting things into perspective enables to heal from work-related bruises, and as a result, improves Young Talent efficiency.”

And Kelly said, she offers: “…to those of my Talents, who are in pain and come to me, to meet with a coach. Together through meditation, they sort the priorities of the Talent. As a result, we get back a Talent who spends less time at work. But, because the time spent at work is better spent, we get back a Talent who is happier. And the result is a talent who able to both: spend more time for herself, and be more efficient in the workplace with an increased productivity.”

Four years later, in Spring of 2020, Havard Business School opens a “Leadership and Happiness” course. The course is, meant to teach students how to manage happiness. The “Leadership and Happiness” syllabus resonates strongly with the findings and efforts of Alexandra, Kelly, and Mélanie.

Read the WSJ related article: “Harvard wants M.B.A.s to learn how to be happy at work.”

The work environment affects young talents’ happiness and productivity

Alexandra runs the European Talent program from her Paris office for an international law firm with offices all around the world. Alexandra asked Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet to help train the Young Talents.

Mélanie, manages the Young Talent Program for a top French commercial real-estate developer. She follows the courses of a recognized thinker in the topic of social-Catholicism, which she uses to design her training program.

And, Kelly is in charge of the Human Resources for a prime Canadian Advertising firm. She outsources her coaching-needs.

It is noticeable that, all three Managers have similar needs for training or coaching, and turn to specialists to outsource the training or coaching of their talents. Even more remarkable, all three:

• Identified within their teams, a work related pain caused by a void or a lack of meaning;

• Believe that filling the void or bringing meaning to work can be achieved:

⋅ Either by mastering simple techniques, which free the mind from minor tasks, and help focus on the bigger picture.

⋅ Or, by adopting common sense based everyday rules, common to all, which avoid wondering about even the most minor decision;

• Understand that training or coaching can help provide meaning to what is done in the workplace.

Be-in-Charge helps young talents focus on the bigger picture at work, by mastering everyday repetitive tasks.

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