Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

Tagged "metrics"

tojo-eapen's picture

Leaders are accountable for and measured mainly by the financials (by boards and shareholders) but not some of the fundamental factors that lead to long term sustainability of organizations.  eg. Building and engaging a sustainable organization culture/environment and customer base, Developing strong leadership pipelines, Leadership involvement and accountability in building...

By Tojo Eapen on May 25, 2022

Measuring employee opinion is a noble cause, however the incessant measuring of opinion not only frustrates employees but the metrics produced are usually meaningless and over-relied on when trying to improve stategy. Organisations wanting to be adaptable and innovative need to stop dogmatically administrating surveys just for the sake for...

By Reece Akhtar on May 15, 2022

As many here have pointed out, there is a maturity continum that all HR organizations must grow through. It starts with a control and transaction based serivice model that only reacts to business.  Largely seen as a center of cost, the business sees little value in agility of a immature...

Poor IT systems will often drive poor processes. Poor metrics because "the system won't allow us to measure that". Finance systems can be the most limiting. Companies are reluctant to change systems as it tends to be expensive, time consuming and disruptive.

By Mark Griffiths on May 13, 2022
keith-gulliver's picture

Here are some signs of a strategic-operational disconnect:

  • There is no clear, single direction for the organization, no shared vision.

  • Functions compete with each other and do not work as a team.

  • ...
By Keith Gulliver on May 13, 2022

HR is usually underfunded: doesn't contribute to revenue; and, HR talent is not business management trained.  

Adaptability starts with understanding the enterprise's purpose (Vision). Adaptability should include termed employment (3 years and your out) for a continuous flow of talent and refreshing ways to accomplish goals.  Adaptability should be...

By Kimberly Byrne on May 10, 2022
jon-ingham's picture


Despite some 'I hate HR' rhetoric in the Orientation, many HR teams understand how their businesses could be more human, compelling and adaptable.  This common issue is they can't get traction in their organisations.
To correct this, HR tries to get closer to the rest...
By Jon Ingham on May 8, 2022