David Forman

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Post date: April 26, 2016
More than 75 percent of human resource departments are currently undergoing significant change because HR is out of sync with the needs of the business. Businesses now face a speed of change that is blinding and unparalleled; blink and entire industries can be disrupted or even disappear. Internal...
Post date: April 10, 2017
A common frustration is that the HR function seems to be reactive and frequently left behind. But as HR becomes more closely aligned to the business and coheres around the common purpose of driving business results, there are opportunities to change this behavior. Two previous HRPS blogs have...
Post date: November 1, 2016
Bob Dylan was certainly right when he said “times they are a-changin’”— and of course they always will be. Management expert Gary Hamel made a similar observation: “What distinguishes our age from every other is not the world-flattening impact of communications, not the economic ascension of India...
Post date: October 4, 2016
A “force multiplier” sounds magical and even other-worldly, but its roots are actually quite mundane. A “force multiplier” is a factor that can increase (thereby multiply) the effectiveness of a group or team and it is most often described in a military context. Significant battlefield examples are...
Post date: June 15, 2017
It’s graduation season, a time to reflect on accomplishments, changes, and new beginnings. As a grandfather, I get the pleasure of reflecting on three different cycles of change—my own, my children’s and, my grandchildren’s. Of course, personal changes and transitions are an important part of work...
Post date: March 13, 2017
If the HR profession coheres around an accepted purpose, it can become more aggressive, proactive, and bold. A shared sense of purpose enables faster decision-making, less confusion and realistic expectations. The bottom line for HR is that it must be more about the bottom line. Simply stated: HR’s...
Post date: January 13, 2017
How are the aspirations of HR leaders shaped by their view of the ultimate value HR can bring to an organization? If HR’s role is to be a partner, have a seat at the proverbial table, advise on potential risk, and support the business, then HR professionals need to have in-depth knowledge in the...
Post date: June 9, 2016
The search for simple, powerful truths has always fascinated us. It would be wonderful and comforting to be able to reduce great complexity to one clarifying solution or action. In popular culture, this quest is perhaps best illustrated by Jack Palance in his award-winning role as Curly in the 1991...
Post date: July 17, 2017
A previous blog described the incessant change that we all experience and three qualities that can better prepare existing HR professionals to be effective in this ever-changing, dynamic environment: resilience, learning agility, and anticipating change, and they need to be incorporated into...
Post date: February 10, 2017
The cost of inaction is huge. There are two types of companies today: the quick and the dead. When business leaders hesitate, they become lost leaders—literally. HR has never been known as a forward-looking, fast-moving actor in organizations. This is partly because HR’s view of itself has been...