a Native of the agricultural community, Cassandra Verriest has noted the difficult working conditions of this sector and the difficulty to engage and motivate the employees of the farm of his parents. "Starting to do a world tour of innovations in management, I sought to address these issues," says the student of EM Lyon Business School. I wanted to leave the world of theory to discover concrete actions." Former top-level athlete, Matthew Vandermersch has stopped the tennis due to injury. "I realized that this medium was a machine performance", lance-t-il. An evil for a well, according to the second student. Coming from a family of managers, he believes deeply in the human and is convinced of the important role this resource will play in the future in companies. "Passionate by entrepreneurship, I was in search of concrete," says the one who will be the pairing of Cassandra in this journey around the globe.
Of the netherlands to South Africa via Russia, South Korea, the United States or even the British, Matthew Vandermersch and Cassandra Verriest have "baroudé" for six months, from June to December 2018, within the framework of the student association of their school: The adventurers of the managerial innovation . They have, thus, been criss-crossing the globe with one goal in mind: to discover the managerial practices that are innovative, of the thirteen countries visited. "We wanted to find inspiration in other countries, do they entrust, and see how they are innovating by incorporating the pillars of their own culture."
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companies such as Orange, Vinci Facilities, Altman Partners or Moodwork, have supported financially the two adventurers in their journey. The partnership is customized according to the size, sector of activity and the needs of the companies. "Companies are looking for students to look neutral which go on the ground. The beauty of this project is the co-construction of the partnership with the companies according to their needs. We feed each other our respective experiences."A guide rather than a giver of orders
Of new managerial practices develop within the hexagon, but it seems not enough. "The pioneers in managerial innovation are not in France. We tackle the causes and not the consequences. We still have a lot to learn", say Matthew Vandermersch and Cassandra Verriest. The difference between the French companies and international would be the ability to move from rhetoric to practice. "The soil of these innovations is the company's values and worn by the Men, explain the students. Leaders have strong convictions, human and adapt their management to what the employees want in order that they reveal themselves and be happy. In these companies, it is concrete, this is not just words."
innovation also lies in the new role of the manager. It does more than give orders: it becomes a guide. It empowers its teams to be creative and innovative. Employees must be able to become entrepreneurs while remaining in their company. They will leave less and less quickly to their daily tasks. TMC, for example, to develop "intrapreneurship". This Dutch company provides financial stability to its employees (CDI) while providing the framework necessary to undertake. "The loyalty of the employees requires their valuation," says the pair.
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The adventurers pass the torch to Caroline Duperray and Clear Lacroz who leave their turn in June 2019. Iceland, Israel, India, Costa Rica or Argentina, are the different stages of the fourth edition of Adventurers of the managerial innovation . Looking for partners to finance the project, the young women are actively seeking to gather 20.000 euros on a total budget of 30 000 euros. A great adventure is about to begin for both business and curious to discover new managerial practices international and the young women who are going to live rich moments and unforgettable.Updated Date: 07 May 2019, 00:00