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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Last week we discussed how a successful global HR strategy involves all stakeholders. You learnt it is crucial to make sure you do not leave out anyone, or any of their views and suggestions for a better global HR strategy that works for all. Here we walk you through a list of 10 tips on…

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Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. Not even a god, an angel, Mara or Brahma can turn into defeat the victory of a person who is self-subdued and ever restrained in conduct. Dhammapada, VIII, 104-105 (·3rd century BCE) There is something that comes first way before the projects HR leads daily; something…

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“Your happiness is the most important feedback you can get from your behaviour” Paul Dolan. Happiness is probably the overarching goal most people pursue throughout their lives. Yet a large part of these people’s lives is spent working in and for organizations, so if someone is unhappy with their work, they are probably unhappy with…

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Onboarding Isn’t Enough by Mark Byford, Michael D. Watkins and Lena Triantogiannis at Harvard Biz Review An executive we’ll call Lucas Jacobsen was ready for a new challenge. So after more than a decade at a Fortune 100 diversified manufacturing firm, where he had risen to lead product development in the power systems division, he decided to…

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Innovative companies are able to differentiate themselves from their competitors; they build competitive edge and reach higher levels of satisfaction among their customers. They are more attractive to potential investors and the people who work for them are usually more motivated and engaged. All this converts into increased sales and profits. At this point in…

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Our company meets goals, bumps up sales and projects multiply. This is fantastic news! Obviously this isn’t just a matter of getting on with work; to develop their business, companies need to recruit the best talent. So it’s time to hire. But have we thought about what we want from a recruitment process? A new…

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Many interesting topics were discussed at the HR Tech Conference in London. Here we focus on some of the current thinking, discoveries, or case studies that will shape our future. New demographic shifts and employment trends Traditionally a company would control how and where people work. Now that is changing dramatically; many people increasingly have…

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