Anna A. Tavis Ph.D.

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Post date: July 26, 2015
If you were trying to climb your way up the corporate ladder in the last couple of decades, you knew early on that your fate depended on whether you made it to the secret "HR List" or not. Our careers of late have depended on the judgments of a few as our ambitions get bottle-necked inside the 9-...
Post date: August 19, 2015
Performance management is in the news again. This time, it's GE. If there has been an enduring icon of performance excellence out in the market over the span of more than 100 countries and with more than 400,000 employees, it has been GE. Now that it officially announced embarking on the new...
Post date: June 29, 2015
The fireworks are in the air as we are approaching July 4th, the day of American Independence. Coincidentally, HBR came out with a splashy issue headlined, "It's Time to 'Blow up HR." A familiar triumvirate of HR opinion makers—Peter Cappelli, John Boudreau, and Ram Charan—joined by management...
Post date: January 5, 2016
"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." — Paul Valery, 1937 If we were able to fast forward from last year's end to next year's, what might be the most significant trends that would have really mattered for organizational and human resources management in the...
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: April 12, 2016
In Daniel Pink’s notable TED talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” he drew attention to our inability to bring more rigorous thinking, data, and evidence to decision-making in business. We can address that problem by learning how to apply scientific insights to help solve everyday business problems,...
Post date: July 6, 2015
Las Vegas—the city we all love to hate—became the site of 2015 SHRM Conference last week, the largest HR convention ever worldwide. A record 15,600 attendees plus the limitless HR firms and services expo made it worthwhile spending a few days in the 112 degrees Fahrenheit furnace in the Mojave...
Post date: August 13, 2015
How many degrees of separation do you think there are between the research in management sciences to to making an impact on business and organizational practice?   Not as many as you might have first thought.   If you listened to the editors of Harvard Business Review, the People + Strategy journal...
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,...