Category: Organization Design

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Has Remote Work (WAH) Already Become A Fad?

It’s kind of funny. In the last 120 days companies have gone from “remote work is not encouraged” or “you can work remotely on Friday” to “You can work remotely forever (Twitter)” or “We are a remote-first company(Coinbase)” or “We don’t need you back for a year or so (Facebook, Microsoft, ... Read more»

HR Transformation In The Experience Age

HR TransformationHR Transformation is a big topic.

The human resources function starts small, and as the organization grows, the HR team becomes complex. We need recruiters, business partners, specialists, designers, technologists, and a variety of other specialists in diversity, culture, learning, and more.

It’s a perfect market for consultants. Most HR departments grow organically (and through ... Read more»

The Pixelated Workforce: A Job For Almost Everyone

We just finished a significant research study on the Alternative Workforce, and it was a real eye-opener. Not only do almost 40% of Americans now have part-time or contingent jobs, but almost 2/3 of young people also have side-hustles, doing work on the side. This means the “alternative workforce” isn’t really ... Read more»

Becoming Irresistible Part 3: A Positive Work Environment

(This is part 3 in our series, creating the Simply Irresistible Organization, click here for part 1 or part 2)

As our Simply Irresistible Organization™ model shows (see below), there are five essential elements of employee engagement success: meaningful work, supportive management, positive work environment, growth opportunity, and trust in leadership. In this article ... Read more»

The New Disrupted World of Work: Seven Practices For High-Impact HR

The world of work has been disrupted in ways I’ve never seen. We’re working many more hours (we’ve lost an entire week of vacation time since 2000), we feel overwhelmed (40% of US workers believe their work is “highly stressful”), and more and more people are taking on gig-work and alternative ... Read more»

AI, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing Are Changing Business Faster Than You Thought

The digital world of work is here, and organizations are struggling to adapt. JPMorgan Chase & Co now uses software to perform the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial loans, reducing 360,000 hours of lawyer time each year.  AI software can now identify leukemia in photos and X-rays, learning faster than technicians. Amazon.com reduced new ... Read more»

Citizenship On The Rise: What This Means To Business and HR

New research (The Deloitte Millennial Survey) shows that global citizenship is on the rise, and this trend is directly impacting business leaders and HR practices around the world.

Here are the findings:  Millennials tend to see a threatening and unfair world, and they want to take an active role to help. Among 8,000 Millennials surveyed ... Read more»

The Art of Doing Less

“You can’t manufacture time.”

I recently had a half day meeting with several of the leading HR leaders in Silicon Valley and after many hours of discussion about the future of work, corporate culture, and the role of new HR technologies, the biggest conclusion of all was “we have to do less.”

“The most important ... Read more»