In just under two months, we’ll ditch this winter snow and bask in the warm sunshine of Orlando, FL for HCI’s annual Human Capital Summit. By now you’ve probably heard about the Summit theme: Building Successful and Adaptive Talent Management in a VUCA Environment (VUCA – describes an environment characterized by: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity); and you’ve also started monitoring the list of rock-star keynotes as it continues to grow each week.
In case you haven’t heard – or you’ve got an incredible immune system – this year’s flu season has gotten off to a raucous start. As an early victim of the virus, I was unpleasantly reminded that the only benefits of being sick in bed are watching hours of television (guilt free!) and catching up on reading.
After this Saturday essay on what leaders do appeared in The Journal, I’ve had a number of friends and colleagues ask me about whether – and how – my experience writing about organizations and leadership has affected the way I ...Read more
During this webinar Andy will discuss his experiences at the RAC, Rentokil Initial and Balfour Beatty - all of which traditionally operated as a federation of highly autonomous businesses, with a very commercially / financially oriented management style.
Engaged employees cannot be expected to take a personal interest in organizational objectives unless organizations make a reciprocal commitment to treating employees as more than factors of production. With organizations increasingly forced to do more with less, tapping in to the discretionary effort offered by engaged employees becomes all the more important for business success.
It is said that luck results from preparation meeting opportunity. But organizations not wanting to leave success to chance would be well served to recognize that getting the most from their people results from employee engagement meeting employee enablement. That is, leaders not only need to motivate employees but also to position them to succeed. Unfortunately, Hay Group employee opinion norms suggest that in a typical company today, more than half of employees are lacking in engagement (the “want to”), enablement (the “can do”), or both.
Organizations are unable to make timely decisions, struggling to keep pace with more agile businesses, according to worldwide employee research from Hay Group.
As the economic tide continues to turn toward prosperity, firms are becoming aware that their top talent may start to look elsewhere for career growth and development, and they are recognizing the need to address this issue before it results in ...Read more