Traditionally, innovation has been driven by top management. The typical scenario is that managers meet and after some debating they come up with the strategic goals for the company. This in turn also determines which areas the company will focus on for innovation. This top-down approach puts innovation in a department often separately from the…

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Here we have our best selection of September HR articles, hope you enjoy it!   1. The Case for Investing More in People “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,” wrote Paul Krugman more than 20 years ago. “A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost…

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By Ciro Pérez, President at Change Americas Why does an organization need to be agile? Markets and their conditions move with such high agility; any situation comes with multiple variables and interconnected elements which are hard to understand. At the same time, although explosive development of technology enables information to be accessible, it changes with…

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Times of change are times for leadership. Fairly stable scenarios are the ideal terrain for managers. There are scenarios where the priority is to tackle a drastic change in the environment; this is when organizations and society need leaders who redefine the rules of the game. However, in less turbulent circumstances, what companies need are…

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Design Thinking is a method for creative problem solving, based on understanding the in-depth needs of different stakeholder profiles and its goal is to generate solutions that bring value to all stakeholders. The most common applications focus on designing new products, services or business models. Apple, Airbnb, Starbucks, Nintendo, Nike and Google are leading companies…

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How to successfully work across countries, languages and cultures by Tsedal Neeley for Harvard Biz Review According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, the number of people in the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion by 2030 — and yet there will still be a shortage of skilled workers. The result is likely to be intensified global…

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No one can fully develop without recognition from others. That’s why it has been said that to live in plenitude we need explicit or implicit acceptance by others. Ultimately no one can live without self-affirmation and/or separately from others. Martin Buber made this clear in his unforgettable “I and Thou”. This indispensible need for positive…

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HR is largely responsible for shaping the organization’s culture. In those situations where the HR function assumes more strategic tasks, this challenge becomes critical. As this is a cross function serving the people in the organization, HR managers are in a privileged position to build the organization’s culture and to act as its architects. When…

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Three verses sum up the qualities of those rare, yet enormously valuable people who give us advice at critical points of our career. That someone is perhaps a coach, a senior colleague or a friend who knows our industry or our company well. Each one, from various perspectives and with fairly sophisticated tools, prop us…

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Discover our best selection of the HR articles of July!! The Leadership Skill Everybody Needs — And 90% Of Managers Lack by Liz Ryan There are good reasons it’s easy to find lousy managers in virtually every industry and function. It is no surprise that nearly every working person has one Bad Boss story ready to share, if not…

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