organizational effectiveness

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Post date: August 14, 2017
In her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford University Professor of Psychology Dr. Carol S. Dweck introduces the idea of a “growth mindset” vs. a “fixed mindset.” People operating from a fixed mindset believe that basic qualities like intelligence and talent are inborn...
Post date: May 10, 2016
A business-focused approach to employee surveys is grounded in best practices from opinion survey research and has been field-tested in organizations large and small. Below we will outline the key steps in this process, and share a case study example to better illustrate the process and reveal the...
Post date: April 4, 2017
By Marc Sokol If you follow this journal from quarter to quarter, you know that six months ago, we devoted our fall 2016 issue to the theme of candor and transparency, two key attributes that impact who we choose to follow—or not follow—as senior leaders. Three months ago, early in 2017, we devoted...
Post date: October 27, 2016
There have been too many instances in 2016 of human error causing company data to be compromised, from the Snapchat breach, where an attacker posed as one of the company’s chief executives to trick an employee into releasing employee financial data, to the Seagate incident where a senior HR...
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...
Post date: June 19, 2017
If you're fighting fires at work and never seem to have time to do the important things, if you're working on projects that don't seem to advance at a good pace, if you're working hard and yet your company doesn’t get to the next level, then you might be experiencing misalignment. Confusion and...
Post date: July 16, 2015
The theme of "change" and "change management" has dominated our professional vocabulary for a few decades now, almost for half a century at least. Is now the right time to "change" the "change" conversation and usher in the new era of transformation? Isn't now the time to do something about "why...
Post date: June 23, 2017
Bock is well-known for his book Work Rules! (Twelve, 2015), but the former senior vice president of people operations at Google shared a different message in his keynote session at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition: Work sucks.   Or at least it can. "Even people who have great jobs...
Post date: June 2, 2016
Explore how companies are thinking differently and looking for cost-effective ways to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity You don’t have to be a company executive to know that healthcare costs represent a significant portion a company’s spending. A 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation study found...
Post date: January 23, 2017
As senior HR executives, we continually face numerous challenges in our day-to-day tasks. One of the biggest—yet most rewarding—is fostering a highly successful employee culture in the workplace. While daunting on the surface, once properly executed and fully functioning with complete employee...