In a lively and interactive session at Silversquare, Susanne Arend and Keith Amoss put forward the proposition that values were an essential, but often overlooked, element of employee engagement.
During the first segment of the workshop, Dr Amoss had participants review their personal values and consider their importance. They were challenged with the ideas that values are who we truly are and that they represent our unique and individual essence. Personal values serve as a compass, he advised, pointing out the direction in which to travel and guiding us towards or away from situations or actions. They are fundamental to our decision making. Participants were introduced to some of the key academic research on the topic and in a fun exercise were given a number of possible ways to determine their most important personal values.
Dr Arend took this a step further into the scenario of the workplace, outlining how organisational values were often published to give employees knowledge of what behaviours were expected of them. In some cases, unfortunately, the stated organisational values paid little more than lip service to what the organisational culture was like in reality. In a breakout session, participants revealed plenty of examples of how difficult it could be for organisations to truly live out their value systems. Yet where organisations listened to their employees and there was an alignment between organisational and personal values–for example with integrity, respect and honesty–then both parties would flourish.
Participants left with plenty of food for thought and some guidance on how they might bring the issue of values to life in their organisations. In short, the message was clear: if understood and recognised then values are at the heart of successful employee engagement.
We invite you to join us for a day of community celebration as we commemorate the coronation of HM King Charles III. Guests can look forward to a screening of the coronation, delicious food and drink stands, and fun-filled activities for the entire family. Come and be a part of this historic moment and enjoy a day filled with fun and excitement hosted by the British communities of Luxembourg. This will take place on 06 May from 11:00 - 15:00 at St. George's International School, 11 Rue des Peupliers, Luxembourg. Please register here: https://bit.ly/CoronationLuxembourg.
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In recognition of International Women’s Day, on Tuesday 8 March 2023, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) People and Leadership Group, in collaboration with The NETWORK, held an in-person evening event at the offices of ATOZ in Luxembourg’s Aerocenter. This event was an opportunity to hear the story of one of Luxembourg’s most inspirational women: Erna Hennicot-Schoepges. What do Luxembourg’s Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmony, the University, and the Rockhal have in common? The answer is: Erna Hennicot-Schoepges. She kept the audience spellbound with her recollections of how she started out in life as a professional pianist, moving into politics in the 1970s, and navigated a stellar political career, while being a mother of three children.