• Organizations like to be high performing and therefore are challenged to make the most of the full potential of all employees. This enhances the performance and involvement of employees.
  • The Human Factor stands for activating the human potential attuned to the goals of the organization.


  • With our 4-step Power Plan and Deep Talent Mining we match the available deeper talents with the processes and activities of the organization.

  • With our Power Performance Indicator we show continuous progress on team involvement and performance.


  • To jmplement our 4-step Power Plan, we provide training, coaching and advice. 
  • We have a pragmatic approach, a creative and clear view and work on the basis of talent and connectivity.

Our Vision

The challenge

As a board member, manager or HR department, you are faced with quite a few challenged. You have the glorious leading role to continue to harmonize the organization and human potential for now and in the future. More than ever, employees expect opportunities for professional development, as well as personal meaningfulness and responsibility. Organizations are looking for ownership, innovation and effectiveness. This sounds like a perfect match, but practice shows that this match is difficult to come by. 

The puzzle

Within organizations you have job profiles that are often very broadly formulated, while people’s deeper talents and passions are very specific. This is their own DNA. If you use them for the right activities at the right times, you will fill in the pieces of the puzzle. You activate the talents of your people, so that you enable them to develop from average to high quality in their contribution to the organization. 

The match

The Human Factor will work on the completion of this puzzle for you and with you. We have a strong belief in the combination of Ambition, Context and People and we have a scientifically based and effective approach. We keep it simple and pragmatic. Our approach results in higher employee engagement and better team- and business results.  


With The Human Factor, our unique Power Plan, Deep Talent Mining and the Power Performance Indicator (PPI) we realize high employee engagement and better performance for organizations, teams and individuals

1. First we identify the organization and team, so that the steps of the Power Plan can be aligned to these ambitions. 

2. Employees find out what their deeper talents, passions and values are through the use of Deep Talent Mining (different unique techniques) during the Power Brand workshop. They then share this with each other and the organization. In addition, the workshop provides a deeper understanding of each other as well as reciprocal trust within the team. 

3.We then identify the most impactful processes and activities for application in the Talent mapping session.

During the talent mapping session we specify the required expertise and deeper talents for each part of the process and the associated activities, together with the team and the other stakeholders. This creates a clear “fit-gap” of available and required talents for each phase of a process and activity, plus an implementation plan. 

4. Capacity adjustment and then team and individual coaching ensure that everyone is being deployed based on their deeper talents. Various methods are applied, such as feed forward, growth mindset, Belbin’s team roles, team Lumina, effective communication and delegation. All participants come to a documented agreement on the content of the Power Plan, giving it a solid foundation. 


We measure involvement and performance with our Power Performance Indicator (PPI), so that concrete tools for grip and control are available.

Customer cases & references

Maturity model

With the Maturity Quick Scan you can quickly determine where your team or organization is in the area of optimal use of talent and passion of employees. The result can be used as a “conversation starter” and helps determine the potential for optimization.

The Human Factor has developed an extensive scientifically based Maturity model that we would like to explain. The model is divided into five developmental stages: Reactive, Develop, Sharpen, Manage and Empower.

Organizations that are at the highest stage of Empowering perform on average 35% better (source: Corporate Leadership Council 2002) than companies that are at the lowest stage (Reactive).

Do you want a deeper view of your team or organizational stage?

Get in touch for an extensive scan.

About us


The Human Factor stands for activating human potential in organizations and was founded by Marjolijn de Boer, organizational psychologist with over 10 years of experience in the field of high-performing organizations and teams.

For years she was amazed at the enormous human potential and the talent that is not effectively used within organizations. She often encountered the following problems: low efficiency, low involvement, high absenteeism, high turnover and failing operational results.

Extensive international studies * show that the above-mentioned problems are often the result of not optimally activating and deploying the available employee potential within an organization.


That is why Marjolijn developed a practical 4-step Power Plan, which has been successfully implemented in many departments and teams in recent years, resulting in measurably higher performance and involvement.

The Human Factor team consists of senior professionals with the same passion: activating the human potential within organizations. We do this through a pragmatic approach, a creative and clear view and working on the basis of talent and connectivity. Each of us has unique talents, which we use to achieve results together with customers.

* Corporate leadership council 2002Gallup 2019, Heinen & O’Neill 2004, Laura King, Ed Diener, Sonja Lyubomirsky 2009, Randolph &Kemery 2011, Arnold Bakker & Daantje Derks 2011, Barbara Fredrickson 2004

Marjolijn de Boer

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