What are the traits of great leadership for the future of work? It’s a question I am often asked by audience members during my varied speaking engagements. It’s a great question, since leadership—like everything else in today’s blistering pace of change—must … [Read more...] about What is the Best Way to Lead?
Like many people, I do all I can every day to value people for their character and contributions, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, disability, and size or shape.But, probably … [Read more...] about We’re All Biased, But We Can Get Better
The reality of having five generations in the workforce is upon us, as Gen Z begins to enter the workforce. At over 74 million strong and growing, these post-millennials “digital natives” are poised to become the largest working generation yet. They share many … [Read more...] about Navigating the Complexities of Listening to the VoE
Thriving in our rapidly changing and increasingly disrupted modern business environment will require organizations to both recognize major cultural shifts (see my blog post about Workforce Fluidity) while taking advantage of incredible new technologies.In … [Read more...] about Predictions for 2017: Serving People with Emerging HR Technologies
As we approach the end of 2016, we are compelled to look ahead to what we can expect in the new year! With that in mind, here are my predictions for the world of people-first HR and business.The Voice of the Employee (VoE) Takes Center StageCustomer … [Read more...] about Workforce Trends: What to Expect in 2017
In my last two blogs, I addressed two emerging workforce phenomena—identity fluidity and organizational fluidity. Another paradigm shift on the horizon is what I call “job fluidity,” in which people prefer not to be tied to, or identified by, a specific job … [Read more...] about Going With the Flow
In the booming postwar Mad Men era, the predominant work structure in American companies was hierarchical. For returning soldiers, this “command-and-control structure” was something they were used to in their military service.Since the workforce was almost … [Read more...] about “Charting” a New Course for the Organization
The composition of today’s working population is changing faster than organizations and their policies can react. For the first time in history, five different generations are in the American workforce. Their expectations vary when defining what work is—and … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for True Workforce Fluidity?
Employee engagement is on every HR and business leader’s mind, in one form or another. The value of having a highly engaged workforce for an organization’s success is undeniable, but the way to get there remains elusive.As much as 51% of the global … [Read more...] about Employee Engagement Evolves: The Employee Experience and Finding Your Employees’ Voice
With 2015 now in our rear-view mirrors, it’s time to focus on the road ahead in 2016. This year is sure to present more challenges, such as ever-changing healthcare reform legislation, but also a lot of exciting opportunities—and ways to shift your thinking. … [Read more...] about HR Tips for the Road Ahead in 2016