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07/27/2021 Interview for HRToday: The future is in hybrid work environments.

The switch to home office was a big change for most people who had never worked remotely before 2020. So, in addition to numerous advantages, home office also brings sobering disadvantages. Isolation and lack of socializing, which cannot be replaced by webinars and video calls, are big issues here. Managers were therefore challenged to find new ways to keep their team together and to continue to pursue common goals as quickly as possible.

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Back to the office
Now comes the renewed challenge: getting employees back into the office. For managers, therefore, the challenge is to create a positive and safe environment that gives employees a reason to return to work. To accomplish this, the office must have ideal conditions for a productive and efficient work environment. Returning to work is a delicate and personal matter, as it impacts on the health and well-being of employees. In addition, the circumstances and tasks of each employee are thoroughly unique. Employers should therefore individualize plans and expectations as much as possible so that employees feel understood and valued, which in turn builds trust. In order for employees to be able to return to work without worry, it is important to ensure their safety and to protect them from contagion. For this purpose, there are many possible options including regular testing, the transparent maintenance of a hygiene protocol, limiting the number of employees in the building, quarantine regulations after travel and various other measures.

Joy Corporate has included specific services to assist companies with this very process and offers targeted "Return to Work" programs and workshops to professionally manage this sensitive situation. To show appreciation and gratitude to home office employees, Joy Corporate offers the "Happiness Box". Filled with daily optimistic messages to open, it promotes motivation and a positive mindset.  Delivering a gift box with personalized packaging and the company logo to the employee's home office is a small gesture with a big impact. Employees will probably mainly return to a "hybrid" work environment after the pandemic.

For example, in the future, many employees may work two days in the office and the other days from their home office. However, implementing this strategy requires an analysis of which activities can be done most effectively at the workplace and which can be done from home. It takes time for the company to find the optimal formula, and employees must be actively involved in the process from the beginning. Each work environment has its advantages and disadvantages, and thus offers different opportunities and challenges. The ideal will be to create new norms that allow employees to work differently in the workplace than in the home office.

After years of moving toward open-plan offices, many employees have come to appreciate the quiet and isolation of their home office again for more focused, uninterrupted work. To be able to offer this concentrated, uninterrupted work within the organization as well, we can imagine installing retreat rooms for highly-productive and focused work. In order to keep opportunities for interpersonal interactions, hybrid meeting and project rooms with open meeting spaces are also ideal. As social beings, humans depend on positive relationships with others to feel motivated and to keep developing. In hybrid meeting rooms, employees who work remotely can also be digitally integrated into on-site meetings. So, their creative contributions, for example, don't get lost.

Since they cannot present their ideas directly, strategic opportunities for joint brainstorming are essential. This creates a new, customizable work environment that fosters creativity, concentration and teamwork. It is important to maintain a culture of connectedness, especially with the rise of hybrid work. Organizational culture must therefore focus more on building relationships. Employees need connection with their supervisor and other team members, as physical proximity and being in a shared space gives teams a sense of belonging and connectedness and builds trust in the employer.

01.05.2021 Interview for Insight Success Mara Schär: An Intuitive and Empathetic Leader

Caring for employees is the most important part of any organizational growth. Appreciation, care, support, and encouragement make employees feel empowered, and improves their productivity. Therefore, having an HR leader in the organization who understands human values and nurtures the positive emotions in employees is essential for any organization.

An employee who feels cared for is much more likely to feel happy and engaged at work. Ensuring employee satisfaction creates a more efficient and productive workplace and increases employee retention. More and more leaders are becoming aware of their responsibility and understand that they must contribute to health and well-being—physically as well as psychologically—in the workplace. Mara Schär, CEO and Founder of Joy Corporate GmbH is one such exemplary leader with a human touch who is contributing so much to the employees' lives and to making a difference. Read more...


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17.09.2020 Joy Corporate receives award as TOP 10 Employee Wellness Consulting/Services Companies in Europe! Our company, Joy Corporate has once again been recognized by HRTech Outlook as a TOP 10 Employee Wellness consulting/ services company in Europe and will be profiled in this upcoming issue.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform every facet of today's workplace, mobility, choice and virtual collaboration have proven invaluable. In the midst of the crisis, responsible companies are taking employee well-being very seriously and taking proactive steps to create a positive work environment. Just as a company's processes are being adapted to the new reality of the home office, employee wellness programs are being revamped. With a focus on the physical, emotional and mental health of employees, Joy Corporate is a trusted partner for corporate health management (CHM) in Switzerland. We offer a modern and professional introduction to CHM in a simple and innovative way. Read more....



01.07.2021 Joy Corporate is listed as"50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2021" by The Siliconreview. "We Aim to Develop Modern Operating Conditions, Structures, and Processes that Promote the Health of the Employees’: Mara Schär, MD & Founder of Joy Corporate GmbH

“Our webinars help employees reach their full potential on all levels, including physical, mental, social, intellectual, and spiritual.” Like many experiences in life, being happy at work all starts with how the employees mentally view their job and the people they work with. They also want to be appreciated and to grow. Happiness at work is knowing you can develop and learn in your company. Development can be anything from taking yoga classes to knowing how to become a good manager. We strongly believe in a holistic approach. Well-being entails more than avoiding being physically ill. It is a holistic bio-psycho-social construct, an overall positive life that is emotionally, socially, and intellectually grounded. A positive state of well-being is characterized by general satisfaction and balance in one's own life. The focus goes to 'being' rather than 'doing'. Employees who are physically and mentally healthy show more interest and commitment in the workplace. This involvement influences other variables, including employee turnover and absence.  Read more...

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09.12.2019, Joy Corporate is listed in the TOP 10 Employee Wellness Consulting / Services Companies in Europe! Our company, Joy Corporate has been awarded TOP 10 Employee Wellness Consulting / Services companies in Europe by HRTech Outlook and will be portrayed in this context in the next issue. In an interview we illustrate the functionalities of our offers at Joy Corporate, we give insights into our strengths, visions in relation to employee wellness advice and services. We describe our modern and professional introduction to this topic, with innovative workshops and seminars for companies that care about health and prevention. Continue reading ...

HR Outlook

December 4th, 2019, “FOKUS Health” campaign in the 20 Minuten newspaper   -In the service of the health and productivity of employees. More and more companies are becoming aware of their responsibilities and are beginning to understand that they have to make a contribution to people's health and well-being - both physically and mentally - in the workplace. Every company needs a clearly recognizable health culture in order to reduce costs, increase productivity, and create a work environment in which its employees can grow. Corporate wellness programs are an important and essential part of occupational health management (OHM).  Continue reading ...


November 1st, 2019, Info Magazin NAV (Novartis Employees Association)Combat negativity bias in the workplace. Negative thoughts are the main reason why many people never achieve what they so dearly dream of. Instead of focusing on and realizing their dreams, they lose all their vital life energy in an unnecessary carousel of thoughts.

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25.09.2018, Info Magazine NAV (Novartis Employees Association) - What makes us happy? Wellbeing – a topic of current interest

Wellbeing - hard to define
Wellbeing is an all-embracing biological-psychological social construct that is not easy to define or measure. In 2011, Martin Seligman published his book “Flourish,” in which he presented his new and dynamic concept of wellbeing and broadened the theory that characterizes wellbeing purely as “happiness.” In his opinion, wellbeing is multidimensional and should have both hedonistic and eudaimonic aspects. Continue reading ... 

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29.09.2017, Personal Schweiz   - Corporate Wellbeing:  "Man needs recovery periods". Programs that promote wellbeing are becoming increasingly important to businesses. Health is treated very differently in the company environment. OHM or "Occupational Health Management" is actually a systematic approach at all levels of management (culture level and process level). Occupational Health Management (OHM) focuses on actively promoting the mental and physical health of all employees in the context of primary prevention and includes corporate wellness and corporate wellbeing. But the key to a successful corporate health program is the promotion of overall wellbeing. Continue reading ...

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29.09.2017, Personal Schweiz Print - The creative workshops enable employees to briefly detach themselves from their professional and personal daily requirements. They then return to their tasks more refreshed and more focused. They just need recovery periods. No one is able to concentrate 8 hours straight. When working long hours without a break, the quality of work suffers. The question is, what should one do during these micro-breaks? Research has found that right after a creative workshop or a laughter therapy workshop, people had increased productivity averaging 12 percent. Art as a form of therapy also improves mental health and reduces stress. Active artistic activity leads to an increase in the functional connections of the brain network responsible for resting. As a result, psychological resistance and subjective wellbeing increase. Continue reading ...

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20.06.2017,  - Corporate Wellbeing: Trends for 2017 and 2018. Today's work environment calls for more flexibility and greater emphasis on general wellbeing and healthier work environments. The percentage of companies investing in wellbeing programs is increasing every year. Corporate wellbeing programs are no longer just a "fad", but a "must-have". More and more companies want to be competitive. The commitment of the Swiss workforce is still a very clear weakness of the economy. This is shown by the figures of a Gallup study. Only 16% of employees feel involved while 76% are considered non-engaged and 8% are completely uninvolved. Criticism, fatigue and permanent pressure are part of everyday life for many people.  Continue reading...


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  • Ljubinka H., Administrative Expert Global Drug Development - Novartis Pharma

    „Der Vortrag in Novartis Pharma AG, Basel am 28.08 war beindruckend und hat mir geholfen meine Erfahrungen und Erinnerungen im Bereich des Unterbewusstseins, wieder bewusst bewerten und anwenden zu können."

  • Elaine Skapetis, Front End Engineer, Marketing & Web Platform, Adobe Switzerland

    „Before I met Mara Schär at Joy Corporate I was overwhelmed and in stress regarding our events organization, because is a big challenge to get in touch with the right professionals and have the right connections for each area. Mara helped me to organize a lot of workshops and people had only good feedback: “The best professionals, great method, great organization”. For me work with Joy Corporate is more than just a company business. I see that she is looking to improve and help people, creating a customizing plan for each one. I’m thankful to work with such professionals.“

  • Susanne Hänni, Communications Switzerland - Novartis International AG

    "Der Vorstand und die Mitglieder des NAV’s (Novartis Angestellten Verband) fanden den Vortrag «Die Psychologie des Überzeugens» lehrreich."

  • Sonja Buric, Human Resources Specialist - Bär & Karrer AG

    Vielen Dank! Hat alles wunderbar funktioniert und ich persönlich fand's auch super.

  • Laura Rheinwald Supervisor CX & Strategic Sourcing, HAYS Recruiting experts worldwide

    Ich fand das Webinar sehr inspirierend und hilfreich. Wir haben insgesamt auch sehr gutes Feedback von Teilnehmern bekommen.

  • Ramon Bißwanger, Senior Consultant Adobe Experience Cloud

    I have been attending a chocolate workshop organized by Joy Corporate together with my 2 kids. All was perfectly organized and the kids enjoyed making their own chocolate, especially putting sprinkles, hearts and other decoration on top of it. They have been talking about the workshop to all other kids in their kindergarden on the next day.

  • Julia Sumpf, Global Marketing Assistent

    "Ich habe bereits schon an mehreren Events und Workshops von Joy Corporate teilgenommen. Besonders gefällt mir an den Events, dass ein gutes Verhältnis zwischen Theorie und Praxis gefunden wird. Anhand vieler Übungen im Team lässt sich das Erlernte anwenden und somit verinnerlichen. Die Workshops sind immer hervorragend organisiert und durchgeführt. Vielen Dank!"

  • Ronald Steiger O&HR, HR Manager LafargeHolcim Holderbank

    "Unsere Mitarbeiter konnten sich mit dem Workshop "Impact of sleep" einen Überblick verschaffen über das wichtige Thema "Schlaf". Sie erhielten wertvolle Tipps, wie sie sich auf einen gesunden und guten Schlaf vorbereiten können und was eher zu vermeiden sei. Insgesamt ein sehr informativer und wertvoller Beitrag."

  • Lionel B., Brand Manager Europe, Colgate-Palmolive

    I attended the 2019 Communication Events with Wladislaw Jachtchenko in business at Adobe. The talented speaker took us on a journey to explore the topics by fully engaging the audience with role-plays or smart questioning. Memorable. Would highly recommend this experience organized by Joy Corporate.

  • Erich Broenimann HR Business Partner - Kistler Instrumente AG

    "Ich möchte mich nochmals für den reibungslosen Ablauf bedanken. Das Feedback der Teilnehmer war bisher nur positiv."

  • Michèle Albrecht Fritschi - Schulverwaltung Sekundarstufe Uster

    "Unser Feedback ist sehr positiv. Der Workshop "Zeitmanagement" hat bei uns einen sehr guten Eindruck hinterlassen und das Eine oder Andere wird auch schon regelmässig angewendet."

  • Peter Z., Egon Zehnder International (Switzerland) Ltd

    The event was great and the speech of Mr. Seidler’s workshop excellent. People were impressed.

  • Tatiana Malinina - Diversity & Inclusion Manager, JTI

    I would like to say “thank you” to Mr Seidler, it was great and very clear presentation. I enjoyed a lot.

  • Ananda Staudenmann, Kauffrau EFZ und WBA-Therapeutin

    „Die Zusammenarbeit mit Mara und ihrem Team ist professionell und kundenfreundlich. Joy Corporate bietet viele Möglichkeiten sich und seinen Mitarbeitenden Gutes zu tun. Eine Empfehlung für alle, die Corporate Wellbeing umsetzen möchten.“

  • Florian Schär, CEO Masterhomepage GmbH, Basel

    „Joy Corporate hat uns von Anfang an überzeugt. Die Mitarbeiter sollen sich bei uns wohlfühlen. Die vielen Möglichkeiten an Workshops und Vorträgen sind beeindruckend. Auch für kleinere Firmen ist der Mehrwert deutlich spürbar.“

  • Marina Riedi, EQ Power, Trainer für Emotionale Intelligenz und Coach PCC ICF

    "Meine Zusammenarbeit mit Mara Schär war äusserst angenehm, als ich im Auftrag von Joy Corporate einen Workshop über Emotionale Intelligenz geben konnte. Mara schenkte mir Ihr Vertrauen und gab mir die Freiheit, das Training nach meiner Regie zu gestallten, was ich sehr schätze. Ich lernte Mara als eine offene, herzige, kreative und zuverlässige Person kennen. Mich beeindruckt auch Ihre Tüchtigkeit Kunden zu gewinnen, die mir und anderen Trainer neue Türen öffnet. Ich würde mit Mara Lascar und Joy Corporate gerne weiter arbeiten."

  • Manuela Steiner, Senior Business Manager, Logistikfirma Bern

    „Eine herzliche Atmosphäre, ein qualitativ sehr gut ausgearbeitetes und präsentiertes Konzept. Selten habe ich erlebt, dass ein Konzept so spannend und spürbar vermittelt und gelebt wird. Die kreative Workshops machen so viel Spass und wir konnten für das erste Mal dieses Jahr richtig abschalten. Nach dem Workshop waren wir alle total entspannt und motiviert. Und jetzt möchten meine Kollegen privat ähnliche Kurse buchen.“

  • Meyrin E., Team Coordinator, Finanzdienstleistungsfirma Lausanne

    „Our people had an inspiring day discovering creative and hidden skills! It really helped us focus on what were the key values we wanted to bring to our new team which we uncovered in a very creative way through brainstorming, drawing and painting. Would highly recommend this experience to any corporate group who wish to get to know each other better, develop values to work by and get colourful for the day! Joy Corporate delivered their services with high standards and integrity.“

  • Tobias Schmidt, Business Development, HR Firma Zürich

    „We worked together with Joy Corporate to roll out a stress management program for our staff. This included massage sessions, mindfulness, yoga and stress management workshops. The feedback from staff was extremely positive and we look forward to working with JC again in the future.“

  • Heleonore L., Senior Recruitment, IT Firma Zug

    „Am Anfang waren wir etwas skeptisch, aber es war ein absolut gelungener Kommunikationsworkshop in sehr angenehmer Atmosphäre. Wir haben viele Stunden gearbeitet und uns auseinandergesetzt, aber wir haben viel gelacht, und einfach Spass gehabt“

    Mission & Values

    "Our goal is to make people happier and more productive. We rely on innovation, integrity and tested quality. This includes carefully selecting our partners! We work with a highly qualified team of experts. In everything we do, our customers are the focus."

    Mara Schär, CEO&Founder Joy Corporate GmbH, Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist®



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