Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

A series of on-line conversations on hacking HR to create an adaptability advantage

Session 3:  When Best Practices Aren’t Good Enough—Creating a Culture of Experimentation and Innovation

Tuesday July 2, 2013  1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT

A conversation with in-the-trenches HR hacker Joris Luijke

Ten-year-old Australian software company Atlassian was founded with the intent to become “a different kind of software company.” It’s leaders understood that would require a very different way of working. The result: the company stands out as much for its fresh, energetic, relentlessly clever approach to engaging and unleashing people as it does for the software development and collaboration tools it makes.

As VP of Talent & Culture at Atlassian, Joris Luijke is a true in-the-trenches HR hacker. He has brought a spirit of experimentation and inventiveness to rethink every traditional HR function and people practice—from fundamentally reinventing the performance review to creating a robust culture of awake, connected, engaged peers. In this Hackathon Hangout, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get practical about the role HR can play in increasing organizational agility. Joris will share his favorite hacks, describe how HR can drive innovation, and unpack what it takes to create a productive experimental laboratory for new management approaches.

Please share any questions you have for Joris in the comment field below. We’ll present as many questions/comments from the audience as possible during the session.

How to Participate

To watch the live Hangout, please bookmark this page and return to it on July 2 at 1pm PT; 4pm ET; 9pm GMT (if you miss the live session, you’ll also find the recorded version here).

If you have not already done so, please register for the hackathon here.  If you have a question you’d like Joris and Polly to address during the session, please submit it using the form below.

More about Joris

Joris Luijke is the VP of Talent & Culture at Atlassian, an Australian software company. Atlassian's innovation and engagement practices have been formally recognized over the past year with numerous HR awards, including the global HCI/MIX Human Capital M-Prize.

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ellen-weber's picture

Looks like a great topic and an interesting exchange! Thanks for setting this up.

I'd like to hear Joris and Polly address the challenge of HR's reputation in organizational hierarchies. It often appears that HR lacks autonomy and tools to support the very people it serves.

Guess I'm wondering - How can HR become more hub located - and human related - with evidence of a people pathway toward talented innovative advances at work?

Best, Ellen