Concept close-up: Engagement

Octave A la Une, Octave Webmagazine, Personal Development

Engagement. As feminist and environmental activists are becoming influencers, engagement is an idea on the rise. But what does being “engaged” really involve? Is it always a good thing? When you throw yourself into campaigning on behalf of one cause or another, are you running the risk of burning out? What about the opposite? If you’re not engaged in your work or committed to a cause, does that mean they are demotivated? We take a look at what it means to be engaged.


What do words say about age? A brief foray into “intergenerational” vocabulary

Octave Generations, Octave Webmagazine

Juniors, seniors, boomers, GenX, GenY, millennials, silvers, youthism, ageism, middle-age: there is now an entire newspeak of “intergenerational” terms. Lots of them are neologisms, some are code names… And could many be euphemisms? If so, what do they hide? What do these terms suggest about the various times in all our lives? The webmagazine team takes a closer look.


Neuroscience & management, separating truth from fiction

Octave A la Une, Leadership

Neuroscience is a fascinating field of research. Since brain imaging started becoming widely developed in the 1990s, more is being discovered every single day about the cognitive mechanisms that shape our reactions and relationships. Let’s sift through myths and find out how proven scientific facts about neuroscience can be used to enhance the instinctive human side of management.


5 tips to avoid decision-making bias

Octave A la Une, Latest News, Personal Development

Decision making is a normal part of business. And we all aspire to make relevant and fair decisions. But stereotypes can thwart how we analyze situations and though we might not realize, influence our choices. The good news is that we can do something about it! Here are some tips to protect yourself as far as possible against decision-making bias.


Three pandemic lessons to make organisations more human

Octave A la Une, Culture & Change

With crisis, we can no longer rely on things we took for granted. We are being forced to adjust fast and use all our creativity and resourcefulness. Crises are also opportunities to design a better future. Here are three ways that leaders can learn from this pandemic how to make organisations more human, and more successful, in the digital age.