The meeting was organized in cooperation with YSU Alumni and Career Center and Banking Management School (BMS). Dr. Wawoe delivered a lecture on “Working Stress Management” and presented working stress management mechanisms.
For many years, Kilian Wawoe has been managing various HRMs in the Netherlands, Monaco, Belgium, and India. He has worked as a manager at the Dutch ABN-AMRO bank as well as been Western and South European general partner of the bank. In 2010 he received his doctoral degree at VU University in Amsterdam. At present, he is a professor at the Dutch VU and American Webster universities. Deliveres lectures in 6 languages.
In addition, for over the past 12 years, the specialist has been heading “Human Research” organization at Amsterdam VU University, which carries out employee loyalty and efficiency researches in more than 12 countries around the world, including around 17,000 employees in Armenia.
In the beginning of the meeting YSU Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan welcomed the participants of the meeting and expressed hope that the event will be productive and the cooperation will be continuous.
During his lecture, Kilian Wawoe, speaking about human resource management, defined it as a strategic and coordinated approach to the organization’s most valuable assets and staff: “By saying strategic, we mean that as a result we have to achieve something, and that’s exactly the business purpose of your organization.”
“If you want to be a good human resource management specialist, you need to know the core goals of your organization and help the employees go the same way they are pursuing their goals. We are paying just for it,” - HR specialist said during the meeting.
Kilian Wawoe also advised to adapt the management mechanisms to the environment: “Remember that in the course of time a lot of things change, and as a result, people’s behavior changes, and if you do not take it into account, your management will be wrong and ineffective. Remember also that your planning should be as complex as your organization.”
Speaking of stress, the specialist said that psychologically it is viewed as a very negative and not positive phenomenon: “Stress helps to survive, but many of them are already harmful. Many stresses lead to energy decline, which, of course, affects the efficiency of work. You will also be required to control stresses.”
“If something is overwhelming, and it can lead to stress, you should definitely do something to try to change the situation or avoid it. Once someone stood in front of me and closed my view. I started to shout, and then someone said that I can go one step further and see it again. Sometimes we need only one step to avoid stress. Try to master yourself and breathe deeply,” - concluded the specialist.