1. “Going Digital” – the Impact on Human Capital Policies

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    Referring back to the table that we put together based on the article “From Job-based to Competency-based Organization” by Edward Lawler III in 1993, one thing came to mind – this is going to have an incredible impact on Human Capital policies!  And are we, IT and HR, ready for...
  2. IT Human Capital Management – Who is Responsible for What?

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    If IT Human Capital costs are now between 60% and 80% of the organizations total IT budget, the key question becomes – who is responsible for what when it comes to IT Human Capital Management, ? The reason that we ask this question is because there is insufficient clarity on this...
  3. How Zappos Created a Unique Culture — and How You Can, Too | 2014-06-04 | Workforce.com

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    A really interesting article on what constitutes “culture” in organisations – and what does not!  Some good questions to ask yourself if you are an HR person responsible for “culture”, or a Line Management trying to create a unique culture for you team. How Zappos Created a Unique Culture —...
  4. Organizational Effectiveness – What is YOUR organisation’s “One Key Number”?

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    A problem for most Organizational Effectiveness initiatives is determining what should be measured and how.  In the world of “metrics”, there is almost an unlimited number and range available.  So the quandary for effective Organizational Effectiveness is – which to use! Many metrics used in organisations conflict with one another. ...
  5. Capability Management – Core Capabilities needed to Drive Profitability

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    What are the Core Human Capital Capabilities that you need in your organization that will drive profitability?  The answer to this question is contained in a research document of the Boston Consulting Group entitled  “From Capability to Profitability”.  To download this report, click on the link below: From Capability to...
  6. Transforming a Company Is Daunting, But You Can Prepare for It – Scott Anthony and Clark Gilbert – Harvard Business Review

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    There’s no harder job for a corporate leader than transformation. One key to success is recognizing that transforming a business involves three activities.   To read more, click on the link below. Transforming a Company Is Daunting, But You Can Prepare for It – Scott Anthony and Clark Gilbert –...
  7. Workforce Architecture – Build an Effective Workforce Architecture to Improve Organisational Performance

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    Why is Workforce Architecture relevant to the modern organisation? The reasons that modern, high-performing organisations are carefully crafting and developing a Workforce Architecture are: It improves organizational performance and ROI by linking job requirements to organizational goal It empowers employees and increases retention by providing clear understanding and expectations of...
  8. Organizational Effectiveness – How Praise-to-Criticism Ratio can Impact Organizational Effectiveness

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    Have you ever wondered what the REAL impact of “praise” and “criticism” have on Organizational Effectiveness? Well, so did academic Emily Heaphy and consultant Marcial Losada. So they researched the effectiveness of 60 strategic-business-unit leadership teams at a large information-processing company. “Effectiveness” was measured according to financial performance, customer satisfaction...
  9. Organizational Effectiveness – Use “Big Data” to Improve Organizational Effectiveness

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    Are you wanting to understand how you can use Big Data to improve your Organizational Effectiveness? Is understanding what Big Data IS, and how it fits into your existing data structures a concern for you? Is turning your Big Data into Business Value a challenge for you right now? Big...