Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 1

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing…

Crew = “Crewcial”. We want you!

Good news: due to our phenomenal growth we are looking for extra crew. You’ve probably heard the news by now: the first Hercules Trophy Antwerp is about to take place (21 May). The Hercules Trophies at De Nekker, Mechelen aren’t far-off anymore too, as the 17th, 18th and 19th of June are less than two months away. Do you have…

Why more than a third of Middle East employees can’t concentrate at work

The average office worker gets interrupted or distracted every three minutes. This interruption comes from colleagues, one of the 204 million emails sent per minute (which we check 30x every hour) or one of the eight windows open on your computer. All these distractions really make it difficult for all of us to be productive. According…

If you train hard

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat”

Multi…(bleep…bleep)…tasking

Let me get straight to the point: Do away with multitasking. Multitasking is detrimental to your productivity, and it increases your risk of a burn-out. This is what Neuropsychiatrist Theo Compernolle states in an interview with Belgian magazine Eos-Psyche & Brain. What is the main reason for the human brain not to be able to multitask? “Our…

Win if you can

“Win if you can, lose if you must, but never quit”  

Burn-Out: causes

On Friday 4 September, Hercules Academy organized an information session on burn-out, in collaboration with KBC and UNIZO, the Belgian entrepreneurs organisation. The topic ranged from the causes of burn-out to the different phases and treatment of the syndrome. It was quite amazing to notice the reactions from the audience. Every single person in the…

People who laugh together work together

Investing in entertainment (or in this case more specifically sportainment) for employees has a direct impact on employee satisfaction within an organization. Recently, in the aftermath of the recent financial and economic recession, employee satisfaction has received more attention from decision makers. When we talk to CEO’s, Marketing Directors and HR professionals from all over…