Fast start conversation: Open-plan office space. All the rage. Well, this office space plan may cause a genuine type rage far …
Fast Start — Dispelling Performance Myths
If George Washington had wooden teeth, little harm comes from people who believe this myth. People and any performance myth that a department or organization has around human capital, however, creates real impact on motivation and return on involvement.
Scrum and portfolio strategy as 2 current challenges
An Agile focus is on people and interactions to produce
frequent, tangible results. A portfolio perspective is very similar
to 401(k) plans: collect a basket of options to mix and match for
targeted results. Both are current challenges that can deliver
Time’s up for merger and acquisition synergy
The mergers and acquisitions world sprinkles potential deals with a bit of pixie dust called synergy. Synergy is neither rational, functional, nor logical.
If HR used the word synergy in an accounting meeting? Laughed out of the room. If HR or human capital used the word synergy in a corporate finance discussion? The time value of money, that is rational. What will it cost? What return will it realize? When will it realize that return? All rational.
Synergy? Synergy is more a pagan fairy than rational way to make a deal.
Human capital beta is investment risk beta
Human capital management is motivation management. No matter the IQ of an individual or the collected experience of the team without …
Highlight change management — an introduction to Appreciative Inquiry
The ability to change comes from the desire to change. The key to positive change is a person’s intrinsic motivation to change. Appreciative Inquiry works around a premise that we move and change in the direction we inquire.
Inquiries into problems will find problems.
Inquiries into what is working or what is best shines a light onto what works and possibilities of how it could work. Almost anyone can appreciate a switch that turns on a highlight of possibilities.
Organization innovation dies when industry myopia prevails
Industry myopia culls innovation. People who grow in one industry or cycle, through only one industry may seem safe to hire. …
Fistful of beans 02/16/2011
Five things I’ve seen, read, or thought might seed results: 1. They’re Human Capital, Not Cattle — Talent Management Magazine This article …
Fistful of beans 01/19/2011
Five things I’ve seen, read, or thought might seed results: 1. The tussle for talent — The Economist Successful companies integrate talent …
Technical ability does little to mitigate risk
Organizations don’t simply run from a strategic plan prescription. Projected cash flows don’t deliver themselves. Business units don’t run in a …
Fistful of beans 12/29/2010
Five things I’ve seen, read, or thought might seed results: 1. Speed to Market: Increasing Knowledge Velocity — Chief Learning Officer …
Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; stakeholder analysis template
A stakeholder is anyone, or group, who can positively or negatively affect the outcome of the project. This post introduces two Excel template worksheets for stakeholder identification and management.
Prior to a project’s go-ahead this template identifies groups and individuals with a stake in the success, and failure. The effort makes sure we understand the key concerns and motivations of these audiences in order to mitigate risk to over-look or under-appreciate stakeholder position.