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Post date: May 15, 2017
I don’t know who first balked at calling HR “soft.” It may have been HR executives who were tired of working their fingers to the bone to build productive cultures, only to have their efforts trivialized. Or it may have been savvy consultants, who realized if they could position their “people”...
Post date: July 11, 2017
The genesis of this issue of People + Strategy began with a casual conversation. We were wrapping up a CHRO roundtable hosted by Hitachi Data Systems, and Scott remarked to David upon a conversation with one of Hitachi’s top executives in Japan in which the leader had asked Scott about the...
Post date: December 11, 2015
According to CEB, CHROs should rethink their role and place change-capability building high on the agenda for 2016. In this blog post, the author highlights CEB's reasoning, points to a new McKinsey article that addresses the design side of the challenge, and provides further guidance on creating...
Post date: July 5, 2017
A few decades ago, I worked at Bell Laboratories, which for a very long time was considered the paragon of innovation. Readers young enough not to recognize the name and reputation of Bell Labs might imagine the combined innovation horsepower of Apple, Google, and Tesla, along with five of your...
Post date: February 8, 2017
In one of his last keynote speeches before his retirement, John Chambers, Cisco’s CEO of 20 years, predicted that more than one-third of businesses today will be dead in 10 years. “The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, and many will...
Post date: December 17, 2019
A major aerospace systems producer was faced with several challenges brought about by regulatory changes that brought their order and service process to a halt. To address the plethora of issues that ensued, a series of multi-disciplinary teams were chartered and deployed. Their mission was to...
Post date: July 26, 2018
Organizational change is a difficult part of any executive’s responsibilities. Studies show many change efforts fail and using a change management model does not guarantee a successful transformation. C-suite leaders need to be agile and flexible while providing solid leadership and vision...
Post date: May 15, 2018
Experts—whether external consultants, academics, or corporate practitioners—triangulate on the same poor statistics when it comes to managing change. Most change and transformation initiatives—no matter how well intentioned and planned—fail. Managing change is a competency essential for every...
Post date: March 29, 2017
Generation Z—the iGeneration—is up, and like previous generations before them, they're bringing their own worldview into focus. In Part I, we learned who this cohort is. In Part 2 of our interview, Gen Xer David Stillman and his son, Gen Zer Jonah, describe what to expect from these digital natives...
Post date: September 20, 2016
(But Perhaps You Can Reduce the Pain a Little) Mergers and acquisitions are in style again. Last year was, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the Biggest M&A Year Ever.” Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying SABMiller. Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable. Dow Chemical is trying to...