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Mystery Minds Referral Program

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The 5 most important HR trends for 2022 to keep up with

In all articles by Christoph Drebes

The years 2020 and 2021 have shown that a good human resources strategy has to be agile. Many companies were forced to rethink and quickly adapt to the new circumstances. HR managers had to keep the interests of the company in mind and the well-being and needs of their employees. And yet, the number of terminations has increased because employees no longer felt a sense of belonging to their companies. That’s why HR leaders need to keep up with the trends in HR management and adapt their processes accordingly.

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Virtual coffee breaks – tips and tricks! The easy way to a healthy corporate culture

In all articles by Christoph Drebes

Since April, more than 15 million U.S. workers have voluntarily quit their jobs- a new record number (McKinsey, 2021). 51% left their jobs because they didn’t feel they belonged at their company. The pandemic makes a healthy company culture more important than ever. HR managers need to find a solution to maintain it in times of hybrid and remote work. …

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Diversity Management and Inclusion in the workplace – 3 steps to a successful D&I strategy

In all articles by Lisa Debatin

Diversity and inclusion are topics that every HR professional is confronted with sooner or later. Unfortunately, these topics are often only discussed publicly on certain days, such as Diversity Day or Pride Day. After all, diversity management should be always a top priority in every company. Why is it so important for companies? And what makes a successful diversity management …

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Hybrid work collaboration

In all articles by Lisa Debatin

How teamwork and meetings succeed even in a hybrid working environment The working from home regulations are slowly coming to an end and are not to be extended. Consequently, many employees are wondering what this means for their job and their team. The number of employees allowed in offices is still limited in most companies, and some colleagues will probably …

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Hybrid Work: Where work will take place in the future

In all articles by Hans Rusinek

Why remote work is the comeback of the century Teaser: In this, the second part of a series on the future of hybrid work, we examine places of work. With 19th century industrialization, work was driven out of the home and moved instead to factories and offices. Because of the coronavirus, it is partially returning home in hybrid work models. …

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Hybrid Work: What our endeavors will mean to us in the future

In all articles by Hans Rusinek

Why there’s more than one solution to the search for meaning Teaser: This is the first part of a series on the topic of hybrid work. Here we discuss the meaning that work might have for us in the 21st century: Work is more than just a job. It is a profession, almost a vocation, and an important part of …

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Virtual Leadership: Opportunities and Challenges

In all articles by Martin Scheuplein

Good collaboration is becoming increasingly important in companies in the VUCA world. But what if specialists with different areas of expertise work from different locations, as is often the case since the beginning of the COVID crisis? Many experts think, that working from home is here to stay. In any case, this poses new challenges for your team leadership: Remote …

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Clubhouse-App: How to get started as a company

In all articles by Elisabeth Schuller

Everyone wants to be a part of Clubhouse. For days, social media has been flooded with posts and stories from influencers using Clubhouse and enthusiastically recommending it to their followers.Clubhouse is now also considered an insider tip for B2B marketing. In this article, we would like to show what Clubhouse is, what it can do, and whether it makes sense …

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How the virtual Christmas party in the company becomes a success

In all articles by Christoph Drebes

Reading time: 5 minutes Contents IntroductionMeeting fatigue: How do you motivate your employees with a virtual Christmas party?7 ideas for virtual Christmas partiesWhich technologies are suitable for virtual Christmas parties? Due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the classic Christmas party has fallen flat. For many employees this is quite disappointing: Many were looking forward to socializing at a seasonal company event. …

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The Home Office: Digital Exchange Facilitates Effective Collaboration

In all articles by Corinna Drebes

One thing has been clear: The Covid-19 crisis has fundamentally changed the way we work. Particularly, there has been a drastic shift toward remote working; as several companies have already announced, many employees will be able to work from home effective immediately or in the near future. With the loss of office-facilitated physical connections a new threat arises: the loss …

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#StayAtHome – 5 ways to network in your home office

In all articles by Charlotte Volk

Maybe you are sitting at your desk, the kitchen table, or perhaps even in bed? Covid-19 has created a new normal where everybody stays at home as much as possible. When you first switched to working from home, the idea may have sounded quite appealing for the first few weeks. However, many people have found it more and more challenging …

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Locked-in at home? Meet new colleagues with Mystery Coffee

In all articles by Elisabeth Schuller

Drinking coffee with colleagues is a highlight of the day for many people. However, with the advent of the coronavirus crisis, we can no longer carry on with our lives as we used to. For those of us with the ability to work from home, we can no longer cross paths with our coworkers – not to mention meet new …

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Lunch breaks – combining networking and relaxation

In all articles by Corinna Drebes

There’s a reason why networking is considered a factor for success: having good connections facilitates career advancement. And employers also benefit when their employees get talking to each other. In day-to-day life, lunch breaks are a great time to build contacts. More and more companies are aware of this fact and support their staff in expanding their personal networks, for …

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Taking advantage of the diversity bonus

In all articles by Christoph Drebes

Companies can significantly benefit from a diversity bonus. In order to do this, they need to bring together professionals with diverse backgrounds and diverse mindsets. When it comes to selecting the right people for teams and projects and to making meaningful connections, a long-term strategy helps. It is primarily Human Resources’ responsibility.  Until only a few years ago, a high …

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The IT department as a driver of digitization

In all articles by Stefan Melbinger

Businesses need to work increasingly collaboratively and across departments to unlock the potential of digitization. Personal exchange and communication play a decisive role here. Information technology is turning into a central hub for revolutionary changes. IT departments have to reorient themselves accordingly. They become the designers of transformation and new business processes.  Digitization requires collaboration between colleagues across departments and …

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Interview with Dr. Jens Braak, physicist and owner of a management consultancy, on the topic of “Coincidences as a success factor”

In all articles by Christoph Drebes

“He who invites coincidences opens the door to luck” For Dr. Jens Braak, coincidences are a crucial part of career success. It is true that one cannot quantify the likelihood of lucky coincidences. But that’s not important for him either. Much more important is that one can invite luck if one is aware of the random factor. For the Mystery …

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Technology alone is not enough – the digital world needs human contact

In all articles by Corinna Drebes

In the beginning, everyone saw it through the rose-colored glasses. Digitalisation opens up many new possibilities in everyday working life. However, more and more people find the dominance of technology disturbing. Especially because personal communication suffers as a result. Executives have a special responsibility when it comes to achieving a good balance between digital and personal exchange. Does technology help …

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Mystery Minds releases new solutions to humanize the digital world

In all articles by Elisabeth Schuller

Enabling personal exchange and dismantling silos – these are the goals associated with Mystery Lunch. The platform for “blind dates” during lunch, however, was just the beginning. The company, founded four years ago as a start-up, is taking the next step: it is now operating under the name Mystery Minds GmbH and presents a new portfolio of tools. These bring …

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“Women in leadership positions show macho posturing for what it really is”

In all articles by Martin Scheuplein

Employees are the most important resource at a company’s disposal – at least, that’s the official line. In reality, organisations are frequently dominated by an arrogance of power that leaves many employees reeling. According to Professor Stephan Laske, board member of German change management firm Transformation Management AG (TMAG), the guiding principle “Rank always wins” leads to a form of …