Despite being a shining example of taking care of people upon dismissal by providing excellent redundancy packages, HETA needed to address the many issues that arose as a result of the unique employment situation and work atmosphere, such as:
The HR department was determined to go to great lengths in order to maintain a stimulating and positive atmosphere among all team members even though their termination would be inevitable. They decided to send teams to the Recharge Programme.
A total of 43 personnel, including upper management and various department managers from Austria, were divided into several teams that got away from the everyday office routine and environment for 3-5 days. Recharge Programmes were held at specially selected hotels at various locations on the peaceful Adriatic Sea in Croatia.
Over a course of 18 months, the Above Academy team focused on achieving the stated goals by combining numerous activities, all of which focused on improving the wellbeing of individuals. Teams and individuals learned how to:
There was a particular emphasis on individual Capacity Coaching sessions throughout the programmes. These sessions were designed to help participants on an individual level to "stay on track" by resetting and raising personal morale and motivation levels. If leaders are upbeat and clear then they can pass a similar vibe onto other team members and contribute in a positive way to the culture and situation within the company.
Every group received a 10-day post-programme follow up. Results showed that participants significantly benefited and made improvements in previously defined parameters, such as:
On a more personal level they reported having more energy, being calmer, and experiencing tension relief.
Teams were given a boost in confidence and truly felt appreciated for their hard work. They also become aware of the importance of maintaining a positive workplace atmosphere despite the distinct challenges and continuous environment of change.
Armed with knowledge and tips to optimise health and wellbeing in all areas of life, they returned to work ready to carry on.
"Managers usually work under pressure. During busy and stressful times, we pay less attention to living a balanced life. Above Academy's unique Recharge Programme provides not only several days fully focused on resting, relaxing and energising the body and mind in a marvellous environment but also shows the way to an enriched quality of life."