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Post date: April 5, 2016
Chances are that you’ve encountered the “gig economy” in your organization already, even if you haven’t called it that. Simply speaking, it refers to the increasingly prevalent trend of people and organizations choosing to work in temporary, contingent arrangements. I’ve experienced it across a...
Post date: March 24, 2016
We are living in a chaotic swirl of social, technological, economic, ethical, political, legal, environmental, and demographic conditions. In this networked age, success is determined more by an organization’s ability to function as part of the larger system than by what it does on its own. Join us...
Post date: March 10, 2016
Recently the Organizational Intelligence Institute conducted a *survey regarding gender expressions that exist within leadership competencies. The gender expression concept essentially states that within each competency, there exists a masculine expression and feminine expression. This was a public...
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 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: March 17, 2016
The critical role that direct managers play during change—both upstream and downstream—cannot be overemphasized. They represent the real keystone of organizational change. However, managers have no time, nor need, for the kind of tools favored by internal change consultants and project teams. What...
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: March 29, 2016
There is a fatigue setting in among management literature readers with the “future of work” prophesies. The topic, along with “generations at work” and the elusive “employee engagement,” is the ever-moving target for HR.  What we need most is  as a practical guide to the brave new world of work,...
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: January 21, 2016
No one would expect sluggish companies to thrive. It’s equally reasonable to assume that success achieved through breakneck speed, without stabilizing processes and structures underfoot, will be hard to sustain over the long term. Yet some executives might not only reasonably maintain that speed...