Believing in joy at work

Stellenbosch-based Adri Dörnbrack is the Main Culture Architect (Director) of Imenent, doro-ella and rhizoo. With her team, she developed the Imenent brand and its two sister companies doro-ella and rhizoo, from hands-on industry insights. The resulting group of companies has a vision to create tools, spaces and experiences for individuals and businesses that can help them grasp the true meaning of a quality-filled life and how, by integrating those principles, they in turn can experience joy even during challenging times. With a tertiary academic background in Human Resources Management, Adri’s career has spanned across various sectors in the HR industry over many years. Adri gained valuable experience as Head of the Goscor Group of Companies’ Human Resources Department, and in her role as MD / Culture Architect within doro-ella and Imenent over the past seven years. She is responsible for the analysis, design, development and alignment of the culture, talent and human capital within the organisations they represent. She and her team provide strategic advice on how human capital development can ensure an organisation’s mission and business goals are met. She also facilitates selective executive and senior management level training programmes. Adri stands firm in her belief that culture management, if approached strategically with a creative focus on the very human element of performance management, can lead to equal measures of increased performance and joy in any workplace. Where many consulting firms put a strong focus on developing the emotional intelligence aspect with teams they work with, Adri also believes there will be a growing focus in the industry to start incorporating spiritual intelligence too: “Life is a continuous...

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