We tend to think of development plans as just for the company, to make sure that the workforce is prepared to do what it must do to meet business goals. However this is limiting. Agile companies focus far more on managing individuals who cooperate with one another as one large team to achieve business goals. This…

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The HR function is going through a process of redesigning its value proposition. Changes occurring at break-neck speed in the working world and in the business environment at large are forcing people management activities to be rethought to see how it can now bring value to an environment dominated by uncertainty and volatility. Part of…

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The life of human beings on earth has always been vulnerable, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. The difference between today and earlier times is that we are more aware due to the technical means available which—among other things—place real-time information within our reach. Such circumstances allow us to coin a term -V (Vulnerability) U (Uncertainty) C…

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  What makes a generation…a generation? by Stefanie Stanislawski M. @sstami8 in HRN.blog A lot has been said about Millennials in the workplace. Some people still believe this is a hype subject without a real impact on the company’s long term strategy. About 5 years ago I was in my living room with my dad,…

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  A few trends emerge from the list of GlocalThiking’s ten most-read articles of 2015. The theme of the impact of digital technology remains top of mind for our readers; articles about analytic processes, talent management and digital HR all found their way into the top four. Many articles in this list are amongst our…

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Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da, by Erin Meyer in Harvard Business Review Tim Carr, an American working for a defense company based in the midwestern United States, was about to enter a sensitive bargaining session with a high-level Saudi Arabian customer, but he wasn’t particularly concerned. Carr was an experienced negotiator and…

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Nietzsche wrote that whoever grasps the whys will find the hows. The suggestion is relevant in a world where so many live focussed on the tools and so few on the essence. Aristotle convincingly explained how the efficient cause is not unifying. Put into in modern language: to engage in work, to focus on one…

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Those in charge of training and development are facing a double challenge: prepare new people for familiar tasks and prepare familiar people for new tasks. Times like now clearly put the onus on the second challenge. The deeply intense transformation we are experiencing renders competencies profiles out of date when only a few years ago…

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I hope the topic will arouse your curiosity and if it hasn’t, then perhaps the double play on words will lead you to read to the very end. Have you thought what your farewell letter would be like if you decided to leave the company tomorrow? If you have never done this exercise before, let…

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Understanding Leadership And The Meaning Of Life, by Tanveer Naseer in his blog Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a number of projects and initiatives looking at collecting the thoughts and perspectives from a diverse set of experts, thought leaders, and personalities. For some of these…

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