organizational agility

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Post date: May 31, 2016
Here’s a sobering fact: More than 70 percent of all businesses fail within the first 10 years[i] Those are tough odds to beat, and even if your organization is one that has endured well past the 10-year mark—or even 100-year mark—threats from competitors, new technologies, and other market changes...
Post date: September 7, 2016
Analytics should be used in organizations to uncover the key people drivers of actual business outcomes (e.g. sales, profits, turnover). Instead, most organizations are using analysis to just create more reports and more metrics.  Misguided metrics typically focus on HR efficiencies, such as time-...
Post date: May 11, 2017
Having just returned from London, the ubiquitous “mind the gap” message in the Underground is hard to forget. It is everywhere there, and the more I heard it, the more it seemed to pertain to many parts of our lives, not just disembarking from a train. There appear to be more gaps than ever these...
Post date: February 16, 2016
Most business leaders are fairly competent and enjoy developing strategy. It is fun to discuss external trends, environmental factors, competitive movements, new market or product opportunities, and identify initiatives to grab your unfair share of the customer's wallet. I have been on leadership...
Post date: April 7, 2016
Leadership and organizational effectiveness are domains of business that have long been subject to fad and fashion. Savvy professionals keep an eye on what is new, while looking for evidence-based innovation that can really help drive strategy. Then new issue of People + Strategy provides a peak...
Post date: March 8, 2016
This is the era of Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and Handy. All of these firms are examples of the “gig economy,” and human resources professionals are being pressed to update their approach to talent management as a result.  The gig economy will continue placing pressure on HR leaders, HR policies and...
Post date: July 19, 2016
The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR, and it is—in most cases—the point of entry into a company, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and act when...
Post date: February 25, 2016
The Winter 2016 issue of People + Strategy is a call to action. Unexpected outside-in events are now everyday organizational realities. Violent swings in the market, sea changes in technology, ever-present political turmoil, disasters whose source may be natural or human—whatever it may be, HR is...
Post date: September 12, 2017
As agile methods spread from IT departments throughout mainstream companies, HR departments will need to reinvent themselves. Agile companies favor the soft skills of collaboration, curiosity, and humility over hard skill sets, so HR will have to change the way it hires, trains, assesses, and...
Post date: May 2, 2017
A century ago, the nature of industrial work necessitated a top-down structure that persisted for generations, but the days of corporate hierarchy are numbered. It used to be that jobs were mechanical. People took whatever job was available, often without any previous training let alone specialized...