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Are You Monitoring the “Inspirational Health” of Your Organization? You Should Be.

Business process optimization saves companies millions of dollars per year but optimizing processes isn’t a growth strategy. That’s because business processes can’t be inspired. And inspired people, not optimized business processes, are the engine for sustained innovation and growth. Don’t … Continue reading

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IBM’s Remote Work Repeal: It’s Bold But Is It Wise?

IBM is scrapping its pioneering, decades-old remote work program, telling offsite employees to head back to the office full-time or find another employer. The reason? To improve collaboration and accelerate the pace of work, the company said in a formal … Continue reading

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Diversity: The “Readily Solvable Issue” That’s Not Getting Solved

Apple just hired its first vice president of inclusion and diversity. In announcing the appointment, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, called diversity a “readily solvable issue.” Oddly, the company hasn’t seemed all that ready to solve the issue, given the fact … Continue reading

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The War for Talent Isn’t Over or Lost, Fast Company Article Notwithstanding

“The War For Talent Is Over And Everyone Lost.” That’s the headline of Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s and Adam Yearsley’s recent Fast Company article, and here’s the callout that follows it: “Instead of winning a war for talent, organizations appear to … Continue reading

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Optimal Engagement Boost Occurs When People Work Remotely 3 to 4 Days a Week

According to Gallup research, there’s a remote work sweet spot that optimizes employee engagement and productivity. An “optimal engagement boost” occurs when individuals work remotely 60% to 80% of the time (roughly three to four days a week), Gallup says. … Continue reading

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Employees, the Performance Review Revolution Can’t Happen Without You

For the past few years, employers have been ditching annual performance reviews for alternative approaches—more frequent appraisals, informal one-on-one discussions, and performance coaching, to name a few. The list of reasons behind this exodus is as long as your arm: annual … Continue reading

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Technology Alone Won’t Make Your Organization Agile

What’s the difference between agile working and flextime? As Alison Maitland explains in her Financial Times article, the difference is profound: “Flexible working arrangements, which have been around for a long time, are individually negotiated, require management permission and are seen primarily … Continue reading

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