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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: June 18, 2020
Many organizations have plans going well into the future with strategic goals spanning five to 15 years. Corporate strategy is a pattern of decisions and plans which are directed at interacting with the external and internal environment and effectively and efficiently allocating capabilities to...
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...
Post date: May 9, 2017
Succeeding in an IoT World: 5 Essential Leader Characteristics “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” –Steve Jobs The Internet of Things (IoT) is...
Post date: March 13, 2017
If the HR profession coheres around an accepted purpose, it can become more aggressive, proactive, and bold. A shared sense of purpose enables faster decision-making, less confusion and realistic expectations. The bottom line for HR is that it must be more about the bottom line. Simply stated: HR’s...
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: 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: 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: January 21, 2016
No one would expect sluggish companies to thrive. It’s equally reasonable to assume that success achieved through breakneck speed, without stabilizing processes and structures underfoot, will be hard to sustain over the long term. Yet some executives might not only reasonably maintain that speed...
Post date: July 21, 2016
The author reflects on new research reports on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the workplace. His prediction: AI will make internal politics nastier within management ranks. Research by The Brookfield Institute Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days. Not surprisingly, news...