I taught myself to think out loud.

Ik heb mijzelf geleerd hardop te denken 10 juni 2024 Waar ik mij toe aangesproken voel is het begrip ‘morele ambitie’ door Rutger Bregman recent geïntroduceerd. Daarin zit voor mij de essentie van senioriteit. De wil om jouw idealen om te zetten in actie. Ambitie tonen. Aan het woord is Sonja Appelman, lange tijd adjunct-directeur […]

Beating the curve

Beating the curve 8 May 2024 66 I am now and close to my final farewell. Unfortunately, according to the criteria of my own model, such facts are absolutely insufficient to elevate myself to senior, or exceptionally accomplished, or 'captain', 'discoverer' or 'free agent,' names that actually describe much better what seniority actually [...]

Leadership and Seniority, an interview with Chris Dinjens

Leadership and Seniority, an interview with Chris Dinjens 8 April 2024 We regularly engage Chris Dinjens (49 years old) to guide the implementation of projects deployed to change behaviour in the organisation. I asked her what the similarity is between seniority and leadership. Take note of her insights and [...]

Can you encourage that, seniority?

Can you encourage that, seniority? 4 March 2024 I was always pessimistic when asked this question. Surely that is mainly a process of pulling up by the hair? And only available to about 15 per cent of the workforce at most? But there is hope. Still, first, back to seniority. Whatever is that [...]

Headaches due to disgruntled employees

Headaches from dissatisfied employees 5 February 2024 Managers get headaches from all the changes they have to make. It is not just the changes themselves that give them a headache; dissatisfied employees also cause them sleepless nights. Here's the thing. Managers are the drivers of change. At the same time, they are constantly being judged on employee satisfaction. That satisfaction has to be high, [...]

New role names model Baarda

The story behind our new role names 11 December 2023 The time has come. Model Baarda has new role names. The common thread in our search was that the strength of each role had to shine through. This search certainly did not happen overnight. Because so many people, so many opinions and you can't escape the fact that everyone [...]

What exactly is cognitive ability?

What exactly is cognitive ability? 11 December 2023 Cognitive ability has nothing to do with giving good advice. On the contrary, it is the necessary capacity to make decisions in situations you encounter while working. If those situations are relatively straightforward and unambiguous, you need to have less [...]

How does company culture affect the remuneration package?

How does company culture affect the remuneration package? 13 November 2023 Knowing corporate culture, is my contention, we also know which remuneration package is preferred. Culture, after all, is the common understanding of what is fair and what is not. Here, the collective perception of how the wage bill should be distributed. Thus, job evaluation fits perfectly well with a [...]

How far do you have to go if you want to be transparent about salary?

How far do you have to go if you want to be transparent about salary? 6 October 2023 Are organisations with transparent salary policies more successful than those that are not? Tricky question. Because everyone will have a clumsy sense that that relationship can never be established with complete precision. Simply and simply because success depends on so many other factors, that disclosure or not will never [...]

Everyone's job description!

Everyone's job description! 7 September 2023 Tell me, how many job descriptions can a company like ours actually have?' By far, this is the most frequently asked question I am asked as a remuneration consultant. And whether I can make an estimate based on this - I admit it straight away: completely unknown to me - key figure [...]

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