HR Fest is a great forum in Hungary, that provides the opportunity to discuss the current and future challenges and opportunities in HR. The format is a fusion of a conference and a festival, and so it is a unique platform for all HR professionals and business leaders discussing the impact of digital and business transformation, the New Way of Work and many other aspects that impact how we work, how we lead and how we develop modern, thriving organizations.
How can we re-evaluate the role of emotions at the workplace? Why are they so important in employee experience? What is their real impact on the business results? What is the connection between emotions and agility, change and innovation?
I shared my personal story about how I became an advocate for a plug-in to emotions at the workplace. Moving towards a corporate culture, where people can show not only WHAT they do, but WHO they are, including their feelings releases a lot of creative potential inside the organization. People can use the energy they invest in the constant “meeting expectations of others,” shadowing their real emotions, opinions, ideas due to the fear of negative consequences for much better purposes. For example, connecting more to themselves, becoming more change-proof and continually increasing their options moving towards their desired life.
One way of supporting this is extending the mostly online and simply business focused connections with “unplugged,” experience-based and truly human interactions. I apply music, and so I create space for these connections, where people can tell their stories and feelings through songs. The new visibility of their inner world is very often the birthplace of new perspectives, ideas and shared purpose.