Top 16 Books for Human Resource and Talent Management Executives

Chart Your Course

It provides a comprehensive (yet very easy to read) summary of four decades of scientific research on human motivation, exposing a startling mismatch between what science knows and what business does. The eight steps are: 1) Create Urgency, 2) Form a Powerful Coalition, 3) Create a Vision for Change, 4) Communicate the Vision, 5) Remove Obstacles, 6) Create Short-term Wins, 7) Build on the Change. The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997). Human Resource Champions (1996).

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

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These Human Resource leaders represent the top 25 human resources leaders shaping careers, culture, and talent at the world’s most innovative people driven companies. The 2020 Top Chief Human Resource Officers.


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What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

In terms of rectification, you have to look at the issue in the context of whether the problem is a short-term blip or the beginning of a long-term shift to your business or industry. This is a short-term aggravation, and though it may thrash earnings for the quarter or the year, it is not a restructuring of the marketplace. Do you have the right people in place to minimize its impact or to lead you out of the short-term crisis?

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

Suffice to say, most of the issues were short-term and operational rather than strategic. They want to leave their options open, unknowingly falling into a spiral of inconsistent decision-making and endless debate over solutions to short-term problems. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Business CEO in the ceoaftelife Innovation John Richard Bell visioin Vision

Is Business a Combination of Sport and War?

In the CEO Afterlife

The tactic that works best to defend or build share in the short term is price cuts or special discounts. But they cannot be permitted to lead; make them play catch-up by continuing to strategically innovate. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Apple Business competition Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Research in Motion RIM Sport Vision War

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This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things

Harvard Business

For industries that depend on innovation, sustaining it is a constant challenge. When one of us (Vivek) and his team launched Roivant Sciences in 2014 and began developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease — they were determined to learn from the pharma industry’s innovation issues and build a more sustainable innovation engine. Roivant’s second innovation initiative was to forcefully inject an openness to fresh thinking and outside practices.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

Innovating for Value in Health Care. While pay-for-performance is an attractive structure because it generally aligns incentives and ensures that resources are allocated efficiently, it may not be a feasible model for all diseases and services. Training programs, pilots, or short-term trials may be available. Human resource management Technology Digital Article

How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

With average job tenures dropping at every level, Human Resource professionals may need to play a more active role in leadership development and coaching. You aren’t likely to be affected by any team bias or prejudice, and probably find it easy to remain objective about the organization’s short-term and long-term needs. As a result, they may focus on solving short-term, operational problems while losing sight of long-term objectives.

Preview Thursday: Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive

Lead Change Blog

The short explanation is that when people feel good and positive, they will perform better. It “broadens people’s thought-action repertoires and builds their enduring personal resources” (Frederickson, 2003). A positive climate at work will “broaden and build” your organization because it makes people more creative, resilient, and innovative. Executives prefer to control employees to deliver the highest possible output in the short term.

Exceptional Ways to Prep Your Company for Success (Before and After)

Strategy Driven

Have SMART Long-term Goals. Whether you start with a short or long-term goal, you want to ensure the goals are smart. Start with a long-term goal. You can then set short-term goals to guide you in achieving the overall objective. Acquire the Best Resources.

The End of "Results Only" at Best Buy Is Bad News

Harvard Business Review

Because Best Buy's flexible work program is not just any flex policy, but the groundbreaking Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), one of the most innovative and celebrated examples of a company redesigning work to focus on results and boost performance through motivation-enhancing trust and autonomy. Human resources Managing people Work life balance

Culture Doesn’t Trump Strategy

In the CEO Afterlife

Culture, strategy, leadership, branding, innovation, customer orientation and employee centricity must co-exist. If these opportunities lead to a better bottom line and a corresponding stock price hike (even in the short-term), they must be good. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy BCG Business CEO Culture Entrepreneurship Google McKinsey & Company Nespresso Target Walmart Zappos

7 Principles of Leadership Development: Strategy for Leadership Development

Mike Cardus

Effective leadership development is too important for the present and future success of a business to be left to the human resources department. We determined that the strategy for leadership development has to focus on 3 Pillars: Long-Term – this leadership-development program was in some sense about the needs of today – BUT – we needed to identify and build the long-term tomorrow of the employees and company. Can you explain it in simple and concrete terms?

Corporate Wellness Programs Lose Money

Harvard Business Review

Our research has shown that short-term corporate weight-loss initiatives, such as “lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks” programs, usually fail or even backfire by incentivizing people to binge before the first weigh-in and crash-diet before the follow-ups. Preventive Medicine, has achieved recognition from the Validation Institute (part of the Intel-GE joint venture called Care innovations) for reducing PPHs considerably faster than they would have fallen on their own.

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What Facebook’s Anti-Bias Training Program Gets Right

Harvard Business Review

The consequences of such insidious biases can be quite costly to an organization, from leading it to hire or promote the wrong candidates to investing in less innovative ideas just because of who proposed them to crossing ethical boundaries. These might sound like short-term mind games, but some evidence suggests the effects of these interventions could be long lasting. Managing people Human resource management Behavioral economics Demographics Article

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How to Negotiate Your Parental Leave

Harvard Business Review

Organizations innovate or update policies by having people challenge them and set new precedents," says Rousseau. If people are being laid-off around you, if you're not on great terms with your boss, it's not a good time to ask about anything that looks like special treatment," says Cappelli. As a Massachusetts resident, Cara was eligible to apply for short-term disability but that wouldn't cover her whole salary and wouldn't kick in until two weeks after she'd given birth.

How to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth

Skip Prichard

Yet, without the right culture, organizations cannot succeed short term, nor can they endure. Teams with strong positive cultures can weather short-term blows to engagement, such as economic downturns, anxiety over mergers, or increased competition. Culture Spark.

The End of "Results Only" at Best Buy Is Bad News

Harvard Business Review

Because Best Buy's flexible work program is not just any flex policy, but the groundbreaking Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), one of the most innovative and celebrated examples of a company redesigning work to focus on results and boost performance through motivation-enhancing trust and autonomy. Human resources Managing people Work life balance ROWE

To Change Employee or Customer Behavior, Start Small

Harvard Business Review

This approach to improving outcomes is a central theme of behavioral economics, the discipline that combines lessons from the fields of psychology, judgment and decision making, and economics to generate insights into human behavior that are more accurate and robust than any one of those fields could provide on its own. Health Human resources Motivation Operations

Google’s Scientific Approach to Work-Life Balance (and Much More)

Harvard Business Review

Upon reading about the study, I wondered if the idea of such long-term research could be attempted in another field that touches all of us: work. Inspired by the Framingham research, our People Innovation Lab developed gDNA, Google’s first major long-term study aimed at understanding work. The long-term nature of these questions suggests that the real value of gDNA will take years to realize. Innovation? Employee retention Human resources Work life balance

A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies

Harvard Business Review

Increasing creativity and innovation is not only on the priority list for start-ups; it’s also a strategic goal for CEOs of small, medium, and large-sized companies. According to my current research at Harvard on innovation models in global companies across diverse sectors, these types of projects fail between 70% and 90% of the time.This should be a deeply troubling, motivating statistic. And it’s one that stems from a very human problem in most big organizations.

Management Coaching and Development. Situation, Objectives and First Meeting Plans

Mike Cardus

Their direct manager and the human resources director believe these managers have the cognition, complexity and skilled-knowledge to be successful in his current role and would benefit from 1 on 1 coaching and development. Delegation of short-term tasks, to free up time for the areas they have control over. Innovation Skills for Project Managers.

The Top Five Dashboards Every CFO Should Review Daily

The Kini Group

The CFO’s responsibilities have migrated far from the typical numbers focus and cost analysis to growth strategy, sales tactics, and even human resources. Short-term unprofitable discounts can quickly morph into long-term margin leaks and become major issues. Changes in resource costs. You’re much better prepared to make well-informed investment, strategy, and innovation decisions if you know the exact risk you’ll be taking.

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Why Employee Training Is A Wise Investment For Your Business

Strategy Driven

This short-term view is not what is best for your business going forward and could be highly damaging. It is a long-term investment that will pay you great dividends in the future. If you do not look after the employees that you have recruited then this has been a waste of time and resources. Human resources management is all about striking a balance between encouragement, rewards, and sanctions.

4 Steps to Sustaining Improvement in Health Care

Harvard Business

Innovating for Value in Health Care. Efficiencies gained in human resources and housekeeping can free frontline unit managers and clinical staff to spend more time at the patient’s bedside. Once the pilot unit is established, think about what goals the unit can accomplish in the short term. No one wants to toil away at a health care improvement effort only to see that progress disappear as systems and processes revert to the old way of doing things.

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

Harvard Business

First, we analyzed the effects of short-term cross-cultural experiences in a longitudinal field experiment. We also conducted a laboratory experiment in which we tested these same effects with a sample that had long-term cross-cultural experiences — 96 migrant entrepreneurs in Austria. In multinational businesses, human resource management tools such as expatriate assignments or international job rotations can help build opportunity recognition skills.

Why You Should Tell Your Team to Take a Break and Go Outside

Harvard Business

Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. Greenery isn’t just an air-freshener that’s pleasant to look at, it can actually significantly boost employee well-being, reduce stress, enhance innovative potential, and boost a sense of connection. Our ancestral hominids (australopithecus, homo habilis, and homo erectus) evolved in response to short-term survival pressures within the rhythms of nature.

How to Design a Bundled Payment Around Value

Harvard Business Review

One reason is many bundled-payment contracts use artificially short time horizons, not a complete cycle of care, which cause the contract to be similar to a traditional fee-for-service model. They agreed that this period would allow short-term surgical complications to emerge and be addressed within the bundle and that the recovery time would be sufficient to meaningfully measure patient outcomes. Leading Health Care Innovation.