Happy Valentine’s day!

Today is the day we honour our loved ones. And what about your employees???
How big is your ‘love’ for your co-workers?
Do you really like your colleagues?
So why don’t you tell them?
And why don’t you scream it from the rooftops?

Expressing publicly that you have excellent employees is simple but powerful way to improve your organisational climate. By doing so you can really stimulate innovation in your environment. It seems a bit too simple perhaps but in the long run big culture changes are built from tiny steps. Make your people feel good, make them feel at home. That’s just one of the 12 pillars of real organisation climate change. Today is a great day to take that first step towards climate change in your organisation.

Another pillar consists of celebrating successes and always finding a good reason to celebrate. So why don’t you have a shared coffee break, or leave early to have a beer with the team? Or perhaps you prefer to offer some sweets, or flowers? And if you don’t feel like doing something together, why don’t you consider encouraging your people to leave half an hour early to surprise their sweethearts at home? I bet that, in return you will gain double productivity …

Short notice for today? Consider tomorrow, Friday or next week. Any day is a good day to celebrate love!

So, what is your way to encourage your people? I’m looking forward to your reactions. I am convinced you can come up with many more alternatives to honour your employees.

training @ Bureau Jos Moons

I know Mark for more than 20 years now and write this recommendation with pleasure. Mark is a very open person, willing to develop and willing to share his insights with his colleagues. Mark is a dynamic and goal oriented trainer with a positive attitude. As a trainer he will inspire the trainees to use their full potential and thus to develop their inner resources.

Jos Moons, zaakvoerder – Bureau Jos Moons

creativity presentation @ EIPA

The CAF team at EIPA greatly appreciated your presence, expertise and the high quality of your presentation – as did the participants, who gave a very high overall evaluation of the hands-on session you delivered on techniques and skills to stimulate innovative and creative thinking in the public sector organisations.

Ann Stoffels, Programme Organiser – European Institute of Public Administration

creativity lecture @ Antwerp University

Mark has held a guest lecture at my Product & Price Management Class at University of Antwerp about creative thinking.

His presentation was nothing short of excellent in content and delivery. It left the students and myself inspired to further investigate the exciting field of creative thinking as well as to apply what we learned in the precious one and a half hours.

I discussed the aim and purpose with Mark beforehand and he delivered on target. He was at all times reliable and very responsive which I appreciated greatly in a services provider.

Mark has a great personality and it shows when presenting.
I recommend Mark and his services without restriction.

Thorsten Strauss, Marketing Lecturer – University of Antwerp

Creativity Workshops @ Technicolor

Everyone is creative…but we don’t exploit this essential skill to the maximum. During two workshops (energetic and lots of fun) Mark coached us with simple techniques to be more creative in our daily work. Highly recommended for any organisation with more than one person 🙂
Thanks Mark !

Mojez Punjwani, Vice President Connected Home R&D – Technicolor