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 revenu and four…

Launching well-being programme and new values for Voka

Employee retention is probably one of the biggest challenges HR managers face nowadays. But sometimes pragmatic solutions can pop up just by doing. The Chamber of Commerce in Flemish Brabant (Voka), Belgium, is one of those organisations that understands the value of people. Keeping talented employees by motivating them, cherishing their well-being and stimulate their…

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…

We’re in. How about you?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 October 2018: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) – the flagship fitness initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council launched last year, will now return on 26 October and run for a full 30 days through…

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…

Wanted: motivated crew!

Herculean is searching for motivated crew members for her events. Are you social and really motivated? Then this is something for you! Working as a crew member is something for all ages. We are searching for a number of crew members to help us at the Hercules Trophy in Vlaams-Brabant on September 29. Besides this…

SVS becomes MOEV and holds a brand new Apotheosis

Rebranding the yearly sports reunion for thousands of sport teachers? Link a brand new name to it? Herculean knows how to do it! Together with MOEV (the new name of SVS – Flemish School sports Foundation) we organised the Apotheosis in Ghent. The goal? Educate, inspire and motivate teachers concerning moving and physical education. The MOEV project…

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…

The first Herculean Thanksgiving

Herculean celebrated Thanksgiving with a limited group of ambassadors coming from very diverse groups: our team, crowdfunders, crew, partners, advisors, fans, investors… The aim of the evening was to thank our Belgian stakeholders, to connect them with each other and to experiment if and how we could engage them in our vision for the future….