Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

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This sprint ended on July 1.


During sprint 1.3, the hackathon team collaboratively developed and prioritized a list of almost 60 design principles to make our organizations more adaptable and fit for the future. We've synthesized these ideas into nine key principles you can read more about in a post entitled The Design Principles of Adaptable Organizations.

We are now beginning the second phase of the hackathon, where we will begin to develop a set of management hacks: radical, yet practical ideas for re-inventing core HR processes and practices to spur adaptability across the organization.

Sprint 2.1 will last over 3 weeks, ending on July 1, and is perhaps the most exciting and creative part of the hackathon. In this sprint, we will develop a set of "mini hacks" -- short yet provocative ideas for how we can overcome one or more of the enemies of adaptability we identified during Sprint 1.1 + 1.2, drawing inspiration from the key design principles of adaptability we identified during Sprint 1.3.

For this sprint we have three tasks:

TASK 1: Read A short guide to developing mini hacks by Michele Zanini and the hackathon guide team to learn how to invent your own mini hacks.

TASK 2: Invent your own mini hacks. Share your initial ideas for "hacking" HR and creating truly adaptable organizations. You could use this chart to find one or more places you are interested in hacking at the intersection of key HR processes and the key principles of adaptability. Submit as many mini hacks as you like.

Note: you must be logged in to submit a new mini hack or to comment on an existing mini hack.

TASK 3:  Mark your calendar to participate in the upcoming June 25 hangout featuring Dan Pink: It’s the People, People: A conversation with Dan Pink and Polly LaBarre on 21st Century People Practices.

This sprint ended on July 1.
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In Sprint 1.3, we turned our attention away from the things that get in the way of our organizations becoming more adaptable to focus on the building blocks of adaptable organizations—the design principles that might help evolve the DNA of all organizations.

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As we move into Phase 2 and begin our first “hacking” sprint of the hackathon, we wanted to provide some background that should help you prepare for the most exciting and creative stages of the hackathon.

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