Company culture plays an invaluable role in employee performance and satisfaction, and often it is organizational leaders who are at the forefront of implementing and maintaining a cohesive company culture. While fear-based workplace cultures used to dominate corporations and small businesses alike, the emergence of leadership development programs has shown us that leaders who delegate, coach, support, and treat their employees as part of a team and a community see higher rates of long-term productivity, worker satisfaction, and positive impacts on organizational bottom lines.
In a society that glorifies business and constant productivity, the concept of mindfulness has begun circulating around modern workplaces as a means of intentionally slowing down and alleviating stress. Mindfulness, at its core, is the practice of being fully present and engaged in one’s own life, exploring self-awareness, and making an effort to act intentionally.
Abilitie is pleased to announce we've won a coveted EFMD Excellence in Practice Gold Award in Executive Development. The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EIP) recognize outstanding case studies describing effective and impactful Leadership and Development interventions between partner organizations. Abilitie partnered with Nokia and Complex Adaptive Leadership to develop this award-winning program. Abilitie CEO, Bjorn Billhardt remarked:
"We at Abilitie are excited to see our work in Executive Development recognized beyond the borders of the United States. This prestigious award is a testament to the talents and hard work of Abilitie's European colleagues led by Nathan Kracklauer. As we expand our global footprint, we are excited to be recognized for our work in Europe."
The EIP Awards were launched in 2007 and are now in their 11th year. Since the launch of the Awards, over 250 cases have been submitted for review. An international judging panel of representatives from EFMD, companies, business schools, and alternative providers reviews the case studies submitted for the EIP Awards.
We are proud to have earned the Gold Award from EFMD and look forward to growing more "Gold Level" partnerships around the globe.
Abilitie is pleased to announce we've won a coveted silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology for the
Managing at Liberty Mutual program. These wins were announced on December 15, 2016. Interested in finding out who else won? You can see all of the winners here.
“We congratulate our Technology Award winners, and also thank them for leading the way in designing and utilizing technologies that empower organizations to enhance – and in some cases transform – their organizations,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Our research shows that Human Capital Management technology is a primary driver of innovation, and our award-winning organizations serve as models of success.”
Last Friday members of the Abilitie team ditched their computers to spend the day outside volunteering with the Entrepreneur's Foundation of Central Texas. They spent the day cleaning up Austin's beloved Zilker Park Rock Garden and were joined by other volunteers from various companies and organizations around town. This is just one way the Abilitie team believes it can be a positive force in the community and do our part to keep Austin beautiful.
Abilitie team members Bjorn Billhardt and Alex Whiteleather attended the Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards Ceremony last night and took home the Silver in Excellence in Technology Innovation Award. Thank you to our partners at Peak Seven Consulting for helping us build an amazing and transformational program at Cochlear.
The Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice awards recognizes learning leaders who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs through a combination of qualities such as leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment.
Want to find out how you can implement this award-winning program? Contact us today!