organizational effectiveness

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Post date: August 16, 2016
Lack of candor characterizes what leaders struggle with most. We define candor in a way that captures its Latin origins and reflects its cognate, candle. The essence of candor is to shine or glow and produce light and heat. Leaders need to illuminate conditions in a crisis with meaningful...
Post date: March 17, 2017
I once worked for organization where most employees exiting said their reason for leaving was because it was just too difficult to be an employee there. Wow! Too difficult to be an employee? As HR professionals, we hear concerns about managers, pay, or even leadership as reasons people leave. Those...
Post date: July 6, 2017
For many people, just making a decision can be hard enough. But convincing others of an idea and its merits and getting support can be even tougher. Let’s start with basic definitions:   Persuading. The ability to convince others to take appropriate action. Negotiating. The ability to discuss and...
Post date: January 13, 2017
How are the aspirations of HR leaders shaped by their view of the ultimate value HR can bring to an organization? If HR’s role is to be a partner, have a seat at the proverbial table, advise on potential risk, and support the business, then HR professionals need to have in-depth knowledge in the...
Post date: January 11, 2017
Early on the morning of November 9, we saw that a significant torch was soon to be passed, and with it a series of transitions would commence across the U.S. federal government. One of the great strengths of any nation is an orderly and collaborative transfer of power. This is equally true across...
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: December 18, 2018
Peter Drucker was certainly on to something when he quipped, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Organizational culture is the accumulation of behaviors, beliefs, and social norms that define excellence in a given organization. If strategy sets the course for where an organization wants to go,...
Post date: December 15, 2015
As a not-for-profit health system that is constantly looking to gain savings to support our charitable mission, CHRISTUS Health must ensure that we are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. But as our system continued to grow, so did our HR department's struggle to maintain its...
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...