Well whether you like it or not, the COVID crisis continues. In May of this year, 88% of Americans thought they’d be back to work in December. Now, as the second wave sweeps across the United States, we realize we’re going to be fighting this virus for some time to come. And our job is ... Read more»
Something amazing is happening in the Employee Experience (EX) market: it’s advancing faster than ever. This year, driven by the Pandemic, work at home, and dozens of new programs for wellbeing, diversity, family support, and communications about the Pandemic, companies have gotten much better at delivering a meaningful, productive, employee experience. And this means the ... Read more»
We’ve learned a lot of lessons this year. As I’ve been discussing in The Big Reset (detailed research here and here), this year is not just a year of Pandemic, it’s a year for global culture change. And the US election points this out more clearly than ever.
Consider where we’ve been since the ... Read more»
Among all that’s happened this year, one of the most important parts of business has been learning. More than 40% of Americans have changed jobs; reskillling and upskilling continues to be critical; and there’s even evidence that there are labor shortages in certain critical roles again. How have companies dealt with all this? Through a ... Read more»
When I first wrote about The Big Reset in March, I discussed the transformational potential of the Coronavirus. Well now that we’re nine months into the pandemic, it’s clear that the transformation is real. So rather than talking about going “back to work” or “back to normal,” it’s time to accept the future, ... Read more»
Over my years as an analyst I run across a lot of HR technology companies. Some start life with a killer application, others start with a vision of creating a network or library of content, and others want to build a platform. Workday, for example, was a platform company from the start – they didn’t ... Read more»
The $240 billion corporate learning market is one of the most complex and fast-changing worlds in HR. There are dozens of platform providers, hundreds of content companies, and an army of new ideas and innovations every day.
And innovation is fast and furious. Whenever a new technology is invented, learning technologists quickly try to use ... Read more»
As I finalize my HR Technology report for 2021 I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about HR Tech for the year ahead, and among the many things going on, the biggest of all is what I’d call “adaptable HR platforms.”
Think about it this way. In the traditional world of enterprise software, companies build ... Read more»
Businesses have been through insanity this year. Transportation and hospitality companies have seen plummeting demand; retailers and distributors have built all new delivery models; tech companies are seeing explosive growth; and banks and financial services companies are responding to huge economic changes.
Through all this change the #1 issue on the minds of CEOs is ... Read more»
The Congressional report on Big Tech is an important document. While I know many will see it as partisan, I found the research thorough and filled with important information. And my conclusion is yes, we do need to take some action.
How Important Tech Has Become
I’ve been a part of the tech industry since ... Read more»
It’s Fall and it’s HR Technology time. Not only is the big HR Technology Conference coming up, but I’m starting to finish up my big report for 2021. In the meantime, I want to highlight just a few important innovations in this critically important space.
1/ Amplify: Conversational Microlearning by Culture Amp
The first announcement ... Read more»
This month Accenture introduced a two-year research project on the increasingly important role of HR, and it uncovered a dramatic shift in priorities among senior business executives..
The big finding? Business and HR leaders have dramatically changed their perspectives: employee wellbeing has replaced operating efficiency.
We’ve lived with the Pandemic for almost eight months and it often feels like years. We’ve been in rapid response mode every day, and the uncertainty never seems to end. What have we really learned?
I just finished reading the Congressional Final Committee Report of the Boeing 737 MAX and it’s quite a story (I marked it up for you to read.) It contains many lessons in leadership, so let me offer some thoughts.
First, for many decades Boeing has been an engineering icon. When I graduated from ... Read more»
Today I want to bring up something important which has come up over the last few weeks: how to avoid what I call a “culture retreat” as your company goes back to the office.
Here’s the topic: many companies who are coming back to work have told me that their newly found culture of agility, ... Read more»