FENIX

Fostering organisational resilience and adaptive management in enterprises

FENIX aims at fostering the resilience of European enterprises and their workers, through the development of an innovative gamified training experience, a guideline to support the implementation of systemic Resilience practices within enterprises and an online crash course on Adaptative Management.

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Erasmus+ KA2. Strategic Associations for VET

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03/01/2022 - 03/01/2024

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FENIX is an ERASMUS+ KA2 project with an implementation period of 24 months, between 03/01/2022 – 03/01/2024. The project is being conducted by a consortium of FIVE (5) partners from four (4) European countries: Spain, Portugal, Romania and Greece.

The COVID19 pandemic showed that resilience is key to tackle unpredictable negative events. Europe enterprises are trying to bounce back from the negative impacts caused by the multiple lockdowns, confinement restrictions, loss of productivity, just to name a few factors. To survive this economic, health and social crisis, enterprises must display organisational resilience, supported by adaptive management systems. With the rise of global warming, the probability of another pandemic, major migration patterns (and others), it’s a case of knowing how to deal with the next crisis (not IF there will be a next crisis). Nevertheless, organisations face adversities daily and the way they respond to such adversities can make the organisation fragile (if acting rigidly) or flexible (if acting through a set of skills that promote the efficiency and growth of the organisation) (Sutcliffe & Vogus, 2003).

Organisational resilience is the ability of organisations to face adversity in such a way that generates a response that allows the bouncing back and activation of coping mechanisms, the achievement of a healthy/positive adaptation, plus the development of new capabilities and the expansion of skills that allow the exploration of opportunities and the construction of skills to deal with future adversities (Coutu, 2002). This is achieved by two components:

a) the individual resilience of the organisation workforce (when used collectively) and

b) the systemic resilience of the organization processes (system capacity) (Irigaray, Paiva, & Goldschmidt, 2017).

FENIX aims to contribute to fostering the resilience of European enterprises and their workers, through the development of an innovative gamified training experience, a guideline to support the implementation of systemic Resilience practices within enterprises and an online crash course on Adaptative Management.

These results will be built upon the Organizational Resilience and Adaptive Management (ORAM) Framework and will be enriched by a booklet developed to promote XXI century pedagogical approaches to training.

FENIX objectives are:

  • • to contribute to enterprises resilience in face of adversity, thus fostering the strength of European organisations;
  • • to promote a lifelong learning approach to training with European enterprises from all sectors;
  • • to stimulate the development of training approaches that are learner-centred (Learning Outcomes, gamified experiences, mlearning flexible pathways)
  • • to support European enterprises in the implementation of systemic resilience practices
  • • to foster a culture of adaptive management with European enterprises.

Coordinator: University of the Balearic Islands (ES)

Partners:

ISQ eLearning SA (PT)

HELIX CONNECT EUROPE SRL (RO)

INNOVATION TRAINING CENTER, SL (ES)

INSTITOUTO EKPAIDEFTIKOU KAI EPAGGELMATIKOU PROSANATOLISMOU (GR)

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