Frank Oerlemans from Randstad Australia shares how the ONE Beyond Success Experience has benefited him and his team:
- My team is more energised, motivated & connected than ever.
- It has given my team members the tools to self-manage, become more resilient & have a true sense of belonging.
- The team is better equipped to deal with challenges & takes more initiative.
The world around us is changing fast. A global pandemic has had a significant impact on how we work, how we want to work and our expectations of work-life balance.
Technological advance facilitates this new balance but also fuels disruption in our work and expectations from our work ecosystem and society in general. Higher expectations on productivity but also from your social environment puts us under more pressure than before.
At the same time, in a skill-short market, employee engagement and happiness are key to retain talent.
For Randstad, for people at Randstad, this is no different than for any other company.
As a HR solutions company, people are the heart of our organisation and engagement, mental health, and retention are high on our agenda.
One key to engagement, happiness and retention is to ensure that every person in our organisation can bring their true self to work and be their true self. Not the person they think they are supposed to be, that their manager, their colleagues or KPIs want them to be, but the true best version of themselves. We wanted them to find out what makes them their unique self and find out how we together can support them bring their true self to work.
I have done many “self-development” and team building workshops before, where you receive a bunch of theoretical models and walk away with how you can better perform and grow, grow, grow, or build new skills.
For us, more importantly is to understand why you would want to build these skills.
Without a deep understanding of your own “why,” your drivers, a skills course might just be a check in the box on the L&D roadmap.
But that is not for everyone and often a one off, and still someone telling you what you need to be. It is not what finding your true self is about.
What we found with ONE Beyond Success is something unique. An approach we have never experienced before and one that focuses truly on enabling you as an individual to be your true self and bring your true self to work.
It has given my team members the tools to self-manage and become more resilient and have a true sense of belonging. Important in today’s hybrid/remote working environment.
One Beyond Success’ unique approach integrates self-reflection and sharing to better understand yourself and others around you.
The combination of workshops with daily virtual support made it a really powerful experience that helped break through ingrained behavioural patterns.
Embarking on the journey with One Beyond Success started very smooth and was quite comfortable for anyone in my team to ease into. Every team member absolutely loves the experience and wants more.
Reflecting on the program, which we continue still, each team member feels more connected to their true self, to their goals in life and their reasons for being here and how they are, at work and in their private life.
The team has a much stronger bond as each individual is much more themselves and we understand each other’s true self better. We are more energised, motivated, and connected than ever.
We now have an embedded system for our team to keep strengthening from within and authentically connect. The team is better equipped to deal with challenges and takes more initiative.
CMO Randstad Australia & NZ
'Eye opening, informative, personal, reflective, challenging and uncomfortable (in a good way) :)'
'The workshops are very interactive and bring a lot of positive energy in the room. Lots of instances to really think about the broader picture and reflect on the same. Love how supportive Sonja and Mirjana are. Kudos to the ONE Beyond Success team!'
'This has been a great exercise to create a much stronger connection in our team. I believe we have all benefited from taking the time to reflect and that we'll all be more well-rounded as individuals and as a collective.'
'Mirjana and Sonja are very knowledgeable, passionate and empathetic and helped provide a greater understanding of self which is key to our performance in a personal and professional capacity.'
'Great experience that lets you learn more about the human psychology, what that means for you, and how you can use that learned awareness and knowledge to contribute to a more fulfilling live for yourself and the people around you, from family and friends to colleagues.'