Future Proof

“While their economic impact has thus far been muted, automation and artificial intelligence raise the spectre of mass displacement of workers.” What can we do to prepare for the uncertain future of work? According to the World Economic Forum’s  2017 Human Capital Report , there are two sets of “core, cross-functional skills that underpin a career”: interper... Read More...

People Ops for the People

"Holistic People Operations" is how  First Round Review describes  the new approach that Lucia Guillory is creating at Patreon with the goal of taking the employee experience to a new level. It is defined by combining the traditional people ops teams (recruiters and HR), with team like IT, facilities, and administration. The collaboration across departments ... Read More...

Pax Machina

Picture this: a work environment where robots and humans work together in harmony. As  The New York Times reports , this isn’t a utopian future, but actual Amazon warehouses, where work is equally balanced between people and robots. Due to Amazon’s rapid, massive growth, robots were brought in to assist humans, taking on more monotonous and physically demand... Read More...

A Lifetime of Learning

In an open letter to business leaders published by McKinsey , Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmonson and Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative VP of Learning Science Bror Saxberg make the case for “why a new emphasis on lifelong learning is going to become increasingly central to [executives’’] jobs” in order for them to maximize “the value and impact of [their... Read More...

The Scarcest Resource

“Are we suffering from low productivity because we have underinvested in human capital? Or are we unable to invest in human capital because structural factors are permanently reducing productivity?” Eric Garton and Michael Mankins, authors of the book “Time, Talent, and Energy”, present evidence and make the case for the former: “we could improve productivit... Read More...

On All Sides

Creating a culture of continuous learning within an organization is the most sustainable and effective way to build employee confidence and competence from the inside out. How can managers support their employees’ learning goals while continuing to generate results and meet business goals? A recent Harvard Business Review article suggests that managers shoul... Read More...

At the Root

With more millennials taking on leadership roles, it’s essential for organizations to consider how to best develop these new leaders. Every year, organizations spend over $24 billion on leadership development. Yet studies show that leadership is a skill best developed through experience. Leaders who “are in learning mode develop stronger leadership skills th... Read More...

Google's Gift

Google has spent years on people analytics and compiling valuable information on how “data and science can make work better,” and now it’s making its internal tools for effective management based on these insights available to the public . Google’s free resources include topics such as feedback for managers, career development conversations, one-on-one meeti... Read More...

Suit Up

The conversation around the workplace of the future, what skills will be the most valuable, and how workers can remain relevant seems to be never-ending, and with good reason: jobs are being automated by AI and machines, more millennials are becoming managers, and the workplace is constantly evolving. Fast Company explores important skills managers will need... Read More...

Culture Club

Culture and behavior is the most significant self-reported challenge for organizations trying to reach digital effectiveness. A recent article in McKinsey Quarterly looks at how "executives must be proactive in shaping and measuring culture, approaching it with the same rigor and discipline with which they tackle operational transformations," if they want to... Read More...

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