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. “Going Digital” – From Job-based to Competency-based Organisations!

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    (with apologies to Edward Lawler III) “The efficacy of designing organizations around jobs is challenged” – a statement made by Edward Lawler III of the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the University of Southern California in an article published in 1993 entitled “From Job-based to Competency-based Organizations” – see...
  3. “Going Digital” – Challenges for Leaders and Individuals!

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    In the last post on “IT Organization Design for the Digital Era” we suggested that, for organisation’s to be effective in the Digital Era, they need a different way of looking at Organisation Structuring.  That the traditional “hierarchical” structure, with the “command and control” culture that it embodies, is going...
  4. Anti-poaching vs Non-compete Agreements?

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    A conversation that is often heard in organizations today is about IT staff retention, and how to prevent the poaching of top skills.  So the question arises which is the better approach – Anti-poaching vs Non-compete Agreements. At one stage organizations entered into “employee poaching agreement” whereby they agreed to...
  5. IT Organisation Design for the Digital Age!

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    Digital Transformation, or whatever other name you want to call your “digital journey”, is really not coming easily to most organisations today.  Traditional (hierarchical) structures with their processes and procedures are not helping – in fact they are hindering.  As are the corporate cultures that go along with them.  What...