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The fascinating dynamic between trust, control, and supervision in the workplace

And why trust is the solution

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Why do we control our employees? Not because we enjoy it, but often out of fear that if we don't control them, they won't do anything or won't perform optimally. We control because we think it's necessary. 

Well, no one likes to be controlled. Your employees don't either. And deep down, you know that. But what should you do then? Because, once again, if you don't control them, maybe nothing will happen. 

The solution lies in "trust." And this is the core of this keynote: If you want to motivate your team without control, ensure that you work on building trust! In this keynote, you will learn how to do that. 

You will receive a scientific definition of trust that works incredibly well. In other words, a tool that you can immediately put into practice. It enables you to address the challenging and weighty topic of "trust" in a highly discussable manner. 

You will also receive exercises, tips, and a lot of background information that you can directly apply in your work environment. 

But should you let go of everything immediately? Absolutely not. It is crucial to continue supervising. If you don't follow up on your people, provide feedback, or address their mistakes, they will eventually think that their work doesn't matter anymore. Whether they arrive on time or not? No one says anything. Submitting a report full of errors? Not a problem, no one will look at it anyway. 

By not supervising your people, you create the risk of making their work meaningless. 

In this keynote, you will learn the difference between controlling and supervising and how to increase trust among your people!

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Hermina Van Coillie, Ph.D. in Psychology, is a motivation expert, keynote speaker, lecturer in various HRM postgraduate courses, author, senior consultant, and business manager at Flourish. In April 2021, she released her first book, co-authored with Prof. Dr. Anja van den Broeck, titled "Motivating Without Control: Getting Started with Self-Determination Theory in the Workplace!" published by Die Keure. Hermina is a highly sought-after speaker, delivering keynotes, inspiration sessions, masterclasses, workshops, and training sessions for business leaders, HR directors, HR managers, executives, prevention advisors, and coaching teams and management committees for several years. Hermina employs a unique approach, bringing to life one of the most influential psychological theories of this century—scientifically grounded and simultaneously directly applicable to everyone, not only in the workplace but also at home or in sports clubs. Hermina captivates and engages her audience, showcasing her charisma, authenticity, and expertise, along with providing new and practical insights. With years of dedicated research, her narrative is solidly based. She is not merely a motivation guru but a true expert, sharing knowledge without overwhelming her audience with excessive theories. Instead, she unveils what is already inherent in each individual. Her sessions are highly interactive, stimulating the audience with thought-provoking questions, humorous and inspiring anecdotes, and relatable situations. Regardless of the audience's background, be it C-level executives or gardeners, everyone experiences the power and magic of her story. Her audience leaves with actionable insights, ready to implement immediately after the lecture. High-quality motivation is not an end in itself; rather, it serves as the means to achieve peak performance and personal flourishing. The right motivation reduces stress, lowers the risk of burnout, enhances concentration, and promotes an overall sense of well-being—transforming individuals into high performers. Furthermore, Hermina connects this 'high-quality' motivation to numerous HR themes, such as burnout, well-being, leadership, remote and flexible working, absenteeism, performance management, work addiction, work-life balance, compensation, hybrid working, and aging.

Hermina Van Coillie

Hermina Van Coillie, Dr. in psychology, is a motivation expert, keynote speaker, lecturer in several HRM postgraduate courses, author, senior consultant and business manager at Flourish

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