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  • Our Digital Future: Machine, Platform, Crowd
    by Alexandra Levit - October 17, 2017
    The MIT Sloan Expert Series recently presented a webcast with Andrew McAfee ?and ?Erik Brynjolfsson, co-authors of the new book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, Beth Comstock, vice chair of GE, and Sandy Pentland, MIT professor and expert of group dynamics in a digital world. A crucial theme of the new book is that unsettling, disruptive change is becoming the status quo. Suddenly, companies we think...
  • 3 Signs Your Culture is Starting to Stink
    by Steve Farber - October 13, 2017
    If your organization’s culture sits on either end of two extremes, you don’t need an engagement survey or a high-priced consultant to confirm your reality. You can feel the energy when things are amazing, and you can smell the stench when things are rotting away in your business. But what if things are somewhere in between? What if you’re unsure if things are heading in the right direction? Or what if you&...
  • Leading Beyond Your Authority
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 12, 2017
    In today’s complex and dotted-line organizational culture, your job frequently requires buy-in from people outside your direct authority. Influencing people who report to someone else can prove daunting—and an even greater challenge if you confuse the principles of leadership and authority. (They’re not the same.) Contrary to what you may have learned in leadership training, you can effectively guide peopl...
  • Helicopter Parents in the Workplace: It Happens and It Needs to Stop
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 11, 2017
    The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke. No doubt you’ve heard of this phenomenon — parents sitting in on interviews or calling to re-negotiate a child’s compensation package. NBA recruit Lonzo Ball has recently received a ton of attention for his dad’s, um, involvement, in the draft p...
  • How to Manage Disruptive Organizational Events
    by Alexandra Levit - October 6, 2017
    Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, a world-renowned thought leader on Project Management and Strategy Implementation, recently penned an article for CIO around PM fundamentals for mergers and acquisitions. As he wrote: “Last year, some 40,000 companies changed ownership, for a total deal value of some $5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. That means people are managing 40,000 massive transformation projects – but how...
  • The Perils of Your Company Culture Becoming Sales-Focused (Above All Else)...
    by Kris Dunn - September 28, 2017
    Nothing happens without sales. Treat your salespeople right, because unless they kill something, nobody eats. For the reasons stated above, it's not wrong for the leaders of your company to want to transform your culture into a sales machine. The problem happens when people who weren't hired to sell suddenly find themselves with quotas, but no idea of what to do next. I was reminded of the perils of leaders try...
  • Managing Millennials Q&A: What Benefits Do Millennials Really Want?
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 27, 2017
    Here’s a question I often hear from corporate leaders: “What benefits do millennials really want?” In the past, most of us were quite satisfied with standard benefits like health insurance, a 401(k) plan and the occasional casual Friday. Today, the benefits game has seriously leveled up. First came free breakfast, then all-day-chef-prepared meals and laundry services. Now, cool companies offer an onsite...
  • Employers should embrace people analytics to help solve problems
    by Alexandra Levit - September 22, 2017
    On a SilkRoad webinar with HR Daily Advisor last week, we talked about how advances in people analytics are augmenting the business and HR operations of modern organizations. The event, called, The Next Frontier of People Analytics, explored how HR can up its game to become a strategic partner and essential source of analytical guidance. As our hour concluded, there were many terrific questions, but very honest one in particul...
  • Unlimited PTO - More For the Employer or the Employee?
    by Kris Dunn - September 19, 2017
    Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic. And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me? Against me? As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection to the concept of unlimited PTO: Unlimited PTO is limitless in its attraction as a co...
  • 3 Ways Leaders Kill Innovation
    by Sara Canaday - September 15, 2017
    Many companies today are worried they don’t have the right leadership to succeed in the digital and disruptive age. Maybe they’ve got it all wrong. What if they actually have the right leaders—but they’re being held hostage by the same old expectations, metrics, and rewards? Here’s the problem. The very nature of business is continually evolving. Consumer needs fluctuate. Technology keeps sh...