2 June 2020
We have reframed the crisis and studied it at length. We wanted to understand if it was similar to other life transitions that train our soft skills. The answer is yes! Introducing our new program Lifeed Transitions. It’s designed to support HR teams and managers in supporting their colleagues through this new phase (which involves everyone at the same time!).
If we think about all the ‘life transitions’ that we face throughout the course of our lifetime, we realise just how many they are. Perhaps it’s starting a new job, moving house, the birth of a child, wedding or moving in with someone, a period of being unemployed, a new job, career development or a loss. On average we’re living longer and going through more life transitions than ever. So, in a way, we need to get used to them!
The pandemic has triggered a life transition too. It’s different from the others because it’s a collective life transition (according to the World Economic Forum 2.6 billion people across the world have experienced a lockdown situation), because it was completely unexpected and leaves us facing uncertainty for the future.
People that go through a life transition can either come out the other side feeling weaker or much stronger. It depends how they go through it. Just like every other transition, this one can also be “seen as an ‘opportunity for development’, for individuals and organisations that welcome it”, explains Prof. Pier Luigi Bresciani, one of the leading experts on life transitions. This is because when going through life transitions, people rediscover their resources to build a strategy in response to the ‘crisis’. These resources might include motivation, interests, self-representation, attitudes and skills.
If not correctly managed, the crisis triggered by the pandemic could generate depression, stress and burnout. Negative emotions can be contagious, and could potentially taint the second half of 2020 for at least one in four workers (according to World Economic Forum data). For companies, this results in reduced productivity, and in extreme cases, absenteeism. That’s why if we don’t use new language, if it’s not clear how old stereotypes can be broken down and there is no space for people to express their needs, it could have a negative impact over the long term, even after the emergency is over.
Lifeed Transitions means:
Lifeed Transitions is now available on Lifeed, the digital platform that already hosts our programs for new parents and caregivers. This program extends our selection of online programs, which over 10,000 people have already benefitted from.
This program is suitable for the entire corporate population, regardless of their role or professional level.
3 months, with a weekly 45 minute session that people can independently complete at their leisure.
Just like our other programs, Lifeed Transitions is based on our Life Based Learning method. During the online sessions, users have access to reading materials, multimedia micro-content, self-narration exercises that increase self-awareness and orientation. Users then complete real life “missions” to train certain skills and meta-skills.
At the end of each module, users have access to a corporate room where they can share their ideas and suggestions with their colleagues to build on their corporate culture and find new ways to overcome the crisis and favour the return to the “new normal”.
Lifeed Transitions trains key soft skills that are difficult to learn in the classroom, but these same skills make the difference in the workplace:
Companies have access to a real-time dashboard, so they can monitor their employees’ participation while respecting their privacy. They also receive regular AI quantitative and qualitative sentiment reports that summarise people’s needs.
If you are thinking about Lifeed Transitions for your organisation, find out more and fill out the contact form. We would love to show you the potential of this new training journey.