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Post date: April 15, 2016
After all these years of advancing the role of the HR function within business, why are most CEOs and business leaders still dissatisfied? After the proliferation of work by scholars such as Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, and John Boudreau, one would think we would stop critiquing HR for not meeting...
Post date: June 18, 2019
In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective change management is more important than ever. The ability to respond quickly to changing business conditions lends resiliency to an organization and allows it to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. This can only be achieved...
Post date: July 13, 2017
Organization alignment is a coveted and sought after state of affairs for organizations and leaders. Imagine an organization whose work, structure, metrics, people, rewards, and culture are all optimally aligned to carry out the organization’s strategy. (Obviously not a reality, but we’ve seen some...
Post date: August 13, 2019
Diversity comes in different forms—at the visible level, it involves inclusivity of employees from varied demographic or socio-economic backgrounds within the organization; at a deeper level, it reflects presence of divergent perspectives and ideas in the workforce. Although discussions of...
Post date: October 13, 2020
Treating employees fairly is an important but vexing issue in organizations. Employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, more helpful colleagues, more committed to their workgroups, more likely to act with integrity and treat others with greater civility.  Yet, despite recognizing the...
Post date: December 5, 2019
The idea comes up often—and then passes. Now, a big corporate name has stepped into the fray and tested a four-day workweek, with results that could create some serious momentum toward a game-changing movement. As an experiment, Microsoft gave its Japan-based employees all the Fridays in August off...
Post date: March 26, 2019
The business value of traditional performance management models is collapsing. Instead of clarifying expectations and building morale, legacy annual appraisal models of performance management can alienate talented and typical employees alike. While personal and enterprise tools and technologies for...
Post date: June 21, 2017
It’s estimated that 25 to 40 percent of management time (one to two days per week) is spent addressing employee conflict. According to one assessment, employees spend 2.8 hours per week involved in disagreement that disrupts the flow of work, with a cost of $359 billion paid hours per year.   The...
Post date: October 17, 2019
Most multinational companies should have global employment policies that are lawful and reflect company culture—not a global handbook that dictates exactly what must be done under any circumstances. Employers often would prefer a uniform approach, but uniformity has proven problematic when it comes...
Post date: June 20, 2019
Corporate structure has been defined as a pattern by which organizations can divide their activities and tasks as well as control them to achieve higher degrees of coordination. Corporate structure refers to the bureaucratic division of labor accompanied by control and coordination between...