What to choose when you want to go the extra mile for your people? ČEZ, a.s. has taken an interest in the topic of mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness has been booming in recent years, and rightly so. Research shows that it is a tool that has high preventive effects in the field of mental health. It can serve as prevention of burnout syndrome, contribute to reducing turnover, and generally increase the quality of functioning in a company. ČEZ, a.s. wanted to test mindfulness at work and see if it would be interesting and useful for their people.
With the arrival of the pandemic, we too have been thinking about how we can be useful with our skills. And so the crisis intervention service has been created, which has proven to be useful not only in times of the lockdown. Now in its second year, it serves as a support in difficult situations that people encounter in the work environment. Research shows that the mere possibility of using psychological support increases feelings of confidence and satisfaction. ČEZ, a.s. has decided to give this to its people and let them know that their health and well-being are important.
Due to the pandemic, a lot of work has moved online. Hybrid functioning is the new normal. Although this situation brings many good things to the functioning of companies, all studies agree on the negative impact on teamwork and the interconnectivity of people. One STRV s.r.o. board member decided to change the lack of interaction in his team. He wanted to bolster team spirit after a challenging period of mostly remote functioning, to meet together, and experience something extraordinary. And with that he approached us.
Since 2012, we have been helping Česká spořitelna to create better bank branches in the Czech Republic. We've supported the personal development of hundreds of bank branch leaders and helped them build stable teams, increase retention of their talented bankers, and increase the generated revenues.
When companies merge, there is not a clash of civilizations, but a clash of cultures. A company may have a good strategy technically, but if there is no clarity on culture, people will behave differently in the same situations and will not be aligned. This can result in increased attrition and the number of other negative effects. Raiffeisenbank a.s. was aware of this risk and approached us with a diagnostic project to gather data for subsequent cultural integration.
Čermák a Hrachovec a.s. is a construction company with 300 employees. The company owners turned to us when they were preparing a restructuring of the company. They needed to map the qualities of their people to see who had the potential for a leadership role. The goal was to capture talent and develop it, thus ensuring quality succession planning. Fifteen people from all levels of the organization were selected for the programme.