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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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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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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When an organization has to cover a new position for its business needs, it can choose between two routes: either turn to the organization’s internal talent and promotion processes or hire external professionals who fit in with the company’s needs and culture. According to a study by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania…

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There are competencies and skills catalogues which we supposedly use to select our collaborators. Then there are the more dispersed individual characteristics which really allow us to identify the people we want to have at our side. The first ones are pre-requisites and define the basic skills required for a position. The second ones represent…

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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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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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Much has been written about the similarities between Marketing and HR strategies. For both disciplines, the customer/employee is placed at the heart of their strategies aimed to understand and meet their needs. Today, consumers are making new demands of companies. They expect much more and are better informed. They are accustomed to moving around in…

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Do not miss GlocalThinking’s monthly selection of the 5 best HR blog posts worldwide: The Future Of Work: The Intersection Of Artificial Intelligence And Human Resources by Jeanne Meister in Forbes Let’s consider Jane, a chatbot created by Loka, in 2014. Jane provides real time answers to a range of HR questions, including, “Are we off on President’s…

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“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well.” —Only an aviator at heart and a writer like Antoine de Saint Exupéry who often flew over deserts could have penned such a truth. So even if you followed the advice from the last article “Development Plans the Right…

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