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Purple Light Up 2020

It doesn’t seem that long ago since I was writing a blog post for Purple Light Up in early December 2019 and yet in other ways it seems like a lifetime ago. The world we live and work in has changed significantly due to Covid-19. We have seen a rapid shift to remote working and 2020 will be remembered as the year of videoconferencing fatigue. Many people in the disability community have pointed out…

Empowering employees one desktop at a time

Gartner released its magic quadrant for managed workplace services. We are very pleased to see that Atos is recognized as a leader and keeps progressing year over year, both in Europe and North America for over 3 years in a row. The speed of change in digital workplace is stunning! Only a few years ago, solutioning a workplace deal meant sizing how many people would answer the phone. It…

International Women's Day 2020: Each for Equal

The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is #EachForEqual which seeks to better the gender balance by challenging stereotypes and broadening perceptions to make headway. Here at Atos, the focus is on getting to equal. Our Women Who Succeed program grew from the need to identify women as successors for all key roles, and to subsequently prepare them for these positions. Support comes from ExCom on down, with mentoring opportunities, targeted…

The innovation and creativity you need is right in front of you

The life and pensions (L&P) industry is not synonymous with elegant, seamless customer journeys. A legacy of ageing systems and complex business processes (exacerbated by a strict regulatory environment) has resulted in what can often be a slow, frustrating experience for consumers. Journeys can sometimes be described as ‘clunky’ and a far cry from the seamless, omni-channel interfaces that policy-holders are accustomed…

Trends in enterprise communication and collaboration (part 2): Five hot infrastructure trends

Having entered a new decade 2020, it's the perfect time to think about what the future may provide. Working for Unify, Atos` division and brand for enterprise communication & collaboration, the theme of my first blog in 2020 is about trends in enterprise communication and collaboration. The first part is 5 User & Meeting Experience trends in Enterprise Communication & Collaboration. This second part of…

Trends in enterprise communication and collaboration (part 1): Five hot topics in user and meeting experience

Having entered a new decade 2020, it`s the perfect time to think about what the future may provide. Working for Unify, Atos` division and brand for enterprise communication & collaboration, the theme of my first blog in 2020 is about 5 hot topics in User & Meeting Experience.  Immersive meeting & conference experience The importance of team…

MENtal Health: Looking after our colleagues

In line with the general increased awareness in the wider world of the importance of mental health and the prevalence of poor mental health, we have been discussing how Atos can improve the wellbeing of employees, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too. Looking back over the last month, our (Dis)ability Employee Network Atos Adapt has been raising awareness and sharing our experiences and stories with our colleagues, finding all…

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today, we are proud to celebrate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities and the global movement for change #PurpleLightUp, as we aim to support the UN’s initiative promoting the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. To mark this day, three of my colleagues are taking the time to tell their stories and share their experiences about what it is…

Purple Light Up 2019

It is often said that human perception of time varies according to circumstances. It is certainly the case for me with Dyslexia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as it only seems like the blink of an eye since 2018 when we were working to make our website purple for International Day of Persons with Disabilities as part of the #PurpleLightUp campaign. And yet when I look back at what has happened in 2019…

Technology got us into this mess

There is now almost universal agreement that the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere has resulted in the warming of our planet between 0.5 and 1.0°C since the beginning of the industrial revolution, largely driven by human activity. Recent evidence suggests that even a 1.5OC rise will significantly impact our daily lives. And that is especially true for people in less developed nations. Fig1 – Total CO2 Emissions by country (Source: Global Carbon…

Building employee engagement: something we need to create, or something we need to stop preventing?

According to Gallup[1], an engaged employee is highly involved and enthusiastic about their work and their workplace and highly engaged employees are psychological “owners”, drive performance and innovation, and move the organization forward. Moreover, organizations with high levels of engagement outperform those with low engagement by significant margins in profitability, sales, productivity, and customer satisfaction, and do…

Motivated employees are 30% more productive

Employee engagement and Employee Experience (EX) are not just a Human Resources (HR) matter. It should be an embedded, cultural existence across the entire business, directed and monitored by management and leadership, as well as every employee. Karen Schulz-Kiske, Head of Operations in Europe at Resolution, and I, Date Reitsema, Global Director of Employee Experience from Atos co--presented at the Shared Services Outsourcing Week in Lisbon in May on motivating employees.…