With market valuations of digital network business leaders such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Airbnb dwarfing those of comparable physical-asset-laden Fortune 500 rivals, today’s greater value has proved to be in the network. How is this so? Look at the time and cost efficiencies associated with moving from sole reliance on physically boxed and transported products to digitally delivered transactions (e.g., disk software to SaaS). Behold the savings that digital on-demand...Read More
Technological advances are occurring at an astonishing rate. In my lifetime alone, we’ve witnessed staticky black and white televisions get replaced by wide- and flat-screened, 3D color TVs; and wall-mounted telephones with cords that tangled into knots shrink into untethered, wireless devices the size of our palms, allowing us to communicate and access information anywhere without having to lug heavy equipment or insert a quarter. But we have also witnessed “failures” in the application of...Read More
A perplexing paradox, for sure, but artificial intelligence (AI) empowers us to get more personal (or personalized) with customers, job candidates and members of our workforce than our best human attempts at engagement.
If you don’t’ believe it, return to one of the popular consumer and commercial apps you use such as Amazon, Facebook or Google, and witness how after a keyword search or the placement of an item in your shopping cart, your online experience becomes more targeted toward...Read More
Image is everything when it comes to companies attracting a Millennial crowd, and applications are no exception. With a younger generation of incoming employees, bars must be set to new heights. The Millennial employee is both concerned with the job we’re doing and who we’re doing it for. Millennials are interested in working for companies that pride themselves on image, aesthetic, and style. A company’s commitment to image reflects an outstanding investment, not only in the work being done...Read More
2017 is upon us. After we’ve recovered from any holiday stupor it’ll be time to return our focus to future business. But the ghosts of years passed threaten to haunt us. What can we do better in 2017?
REDUCE ALL THOSE BLEEPING PASSWORDS
User adoption is a shared responsibility. With HR already governing as many as a dozen separate logins for employees, can we really expect our workforces to proactively log into additional applications? Whether you’re an HR...Read More
For content marketers, it’s a rewarding feeling to realize you’ve hit a sweet spot, that the research you’re conducting and the informational material you’re producing is resonating with an audience. In some modest, small-step ways I feel this way about Lumesse’s organizational embracement of the philosophy of the self-developing organization within its culture and products and the subsequent reception this has recently received. As a result, we’re proud to once again welcome you to download...Read More
Employee disengagement is always a problem. The best way to combat it is to make performance and employee contribution fun. Give your employees a voice and control over their own development and destiny within the scheme of corporate objectives and culture.
It’s also essential you make adoption and use easy. Some of your people may like challenges but the adoption of corporate-issue software is likely not one of them.
A Needed Duality to Talent Management Systems...Read More
So it’s nearly December, your potential candidates are holiday planning, and the focus shifts from work to downtime and having a lot of time for reflection. That’s great, but it is also a dangerous time for those about to welcome new hires into the corporate fold. This time of year has greater significance for prospective employees who are about to transition into a new role within a new company. What do you think these people will start to do? They’ll get excited about the new opportunity...Read More
As the success and market valuation of digital network leaders such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Airbnb draw headlines, the lure of moving to a digital business model becomes increasingly compelling. But your leadership, remembering the Dot-Com bubble burst, might be hesitant to virtualize so much of your physical business.
Well, the infrastructure is there now, as is evidence of the efficiencies of employing best practices such as cloud computing to relieve physical server costs,...Read More
It’s costly to lose talent. Besides the backfill costs, there’s the lost productivity, confusion and disruption that can stymie the attainment of corporate goals. Most enterprises and their talent management systems fail to mitigate both qualitative and quantitative talent attrition because their career and succession planning efforts lack a framework for discussing important talent in a comprehensive, objective and transparent way.
When talent review sessions do occur, they’re...Read More