Is the era of management over?

“The key to management is to get rid of the managers,” advised Ricardo Semler, whose TED Talk went viral, introducing terms such as “industrial democracy” and “corporate re-engineering”. It’s important to point out that Mr. Semler isn’t an academic or an expert in management theory, but he’s the CEO of a successful industrial company. His views are…

An inconvenient truth

“A staggering 87% of all employees are not engaged or even disengaged. Many companies are experiencing a crisis of engagement and aren’t aware of it.” (Gallup) However, companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. Studies have shown that companies with engaged people run twice the revenue and four…

Deloitte Games, powered by Herculean

“We want to bring all the employees of one department together as they all work at customer premises and don’t really know each other. They are all high performers. If everyone gets to know 10 other people during the day, it’s a massive success for us.” A very clear briefing from Sven, one of the…

Pomax Games: celebrating 25 years in style

One of the most prominent Belgian interior brands, Pomax, celebrates its 25 years of existence this year. The brand originally started as an importer and transformed into an interior brand with a flagship store in Antwerp and impressive international distribution with numerous shop-in-shops. As is very often the case, the employees played a crucial role in this…

Engagement top priority at Microsoft Inspire

A few weeks ago I visited Microsoft Inspire, the place to be for all Microsoft partners worldwide. What’s Herculean doing there? First and foremost, let me spill the beans on one of Herculean’s best kept secrets: we’re a Microsoft ISV, an independent software vendor. Since 1999 – when we started Hercules Trophy – we have developed a state-of-the-art…

Connecting Employees @ AMS Sensors Trophy

“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” Simon Sinek, author, Start with Why June 15th: such a beautiful, sunny day! AMS Sensors, market leader in the production of sensors, couldn’t have picked a better date for their yearly teamday.  Hercules Projects took care of the organisation. The goal? To connect employees with each…

Herculean launches new website

Last year, Herculean won the Award for “Best Crowdfunding of the Year” in Belgium. The main feedback we received from people who don’t know us or never participated in a Herculean format was: “We don’t understand what Herculean does, but we know you are professionals and we feel a lot of positive vibes”. Most people…

A balanced Corporate Wellbeing trajectory for the Province

On March 27, the Province of Vlaams Brabant (Belgium) will launch their brand new wellbeing trajectory. Herculean is proud to be chosen as trusted partner after a thorough selection procedure. Herculean will organise the entire program with different kinds of workshops and will activate employees towards the “Day of the employee”, which is a festival…

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Days: for many large companies it’s a challenge to find a concept that really unites everyone. “Let’s go to an amusement park”, is often what happens. Easy to do: you buy tickets and hand them out to your employees. You ask the park for a separate zone with catering and some branding with…

Olympus Games

Getting everyone on the same page and increase engagement within your company: how do you achieve that? Not easy, especially if your employees don’t even speak the same language-in the literal sense of the word then. It’s a challenge that every HR department faces. At Olympus, the global specialist in optical and digital precision technology,…

Nextel NForce Challenge

Nextel, ICT integrator with over 300 employees and 47mil EUR revenu, asked us to organise the Nforce Challenge. Nextel is known for a strong HR approach that focusses on talent aquisition and stimulation of collaboration between departments, teams and individuals. The program aimed to enforce Nextel’s corporate culture, reward employees and improve teamwork. A branded…