Different by Design: The Fabric of the New Organization

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  • Great post Josh! Just returning from a German HR conference I got the impression that HR professionals want to tap into a new world but still hold on to the old way of doing things. The speakers of the conference received many questions on the re-imagination of HR topic, however it seems as if HR still thinks a quick fix e.g. an additional process is going to do the trick. They are very much afraid to touch the foundation and consider a reimplementation as if this would raise questions about the relevance of their position. Maybe German HR folks are especially conservative but it’s puzzling me to hear questions like “how can I recommend learning nuggets to employees based on their work context” with the follow up question “but I also have to allocate the classroom courses to my workers, right?”.