Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

Tagged "Openness & Transparency"

Looking at the principles of Autonomy & Trust and Openess & Transparency, my mini hack aims to to establish the credibility and value of HR as a business partner by adapting the language and measurment principles of  the core business.  As long as HR continues to measure itself with the...

julien-pascual's picture

There is a vast amoint of books or articles to read to get informed and stay on the edge of what you do. No one can read them all. Plus, external information is a great way to stay up to date with your knowledge and remain adaptative. Public libraries are...

By Julien Pascual on June 17, 2022
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A cross-function process that routinely, collects from across the organisation ideas for meeting client expectations better then competitors and for closing the gap between current performance and the enterprise ambition - as articulated in values statements etc.  This would capture employees views of developments in the marketplace and potential...

By Huw Morris on June 15, 2022

Create a forum where questions can be asked, where the past can be challenged, where ingenuous remarks are seen as valuable contributions to think in an innovative way

Listen to the ones who bring you a fresh view because they are coming from another company, another level of hierarchy or...

By Mina Goldfays on June 13, 2022
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From Human Resources to Relating to Humans (RH). The 21st Century workplace will be shaped by Millennials (born 1980-2003), the largest generation in US history. Totaling 17 million more people than the Baby Boomers this group is just coming of age. For organizations to survive and succeed, attracting Millennials...
By Nigel Barron on June 12, 2022
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Bosses aka “the man” frequently blur the line of sight to the customer forcing people to choose between meeting the needs of the boss or the customer. The fact that the boss doles out reward [raises, good evaluation, promotion etc.] and punishment [poor assignments, no raise or even firing] based...

By Monique Jordan on June 11, 2022
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In today's world, there seems to be insufficient emphasis and expectations on leaders to build sustainable organizations for the long run.  Majority of a leader's focus, targets and expectations are on financial measures. (...

By Tojo Eapen on June 9, 2022
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Open feedback, as Michele Zanini presented in his hack on 360 feedback, is essential for an adaptable organisation. I would like to suggest a further move into the core of strategic adaptability by inviting all employees to evaluate the strategy as such.

We actually did this some years ago in...

By Eerik Lundmark on June 8, 2022
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Many companies use 360° feedback to gather a wide range of input on the performance of individual managers.  Despite its popularity, the usefulness of 360° feedback can be limited by a few factors:

  • Feedback is typically gathered from people who are hierarchically close (peers or 1 level up or
  • ...
By Michele Zanini on June 7, 2022