New research by Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Bersin shows that people analytics, the use of employee data to help optimize business and management decisions, is strongly related to improved talent outcomes and an organization’s profitability. In fact, high-maturity organizations, or those using people analytics in a sophisticated and insightful way, report 82% higher 3-year average profit […]
An overwhelming majority (75%) of American workers care a great deal about the overall business performance of their employer, but very few lack the full insight that leads to increased motivation and engagement. This is according to The Business Performance and Buy-In Report, released by Kimble Applications, which analyzed the attitudes of full-time employees throughout […]
As the old saying goes, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Thanks especially to technology advancements—from cloud computing, mobility, big data, and now, artificial intelligence—each technology brings different challenges and opportunities for every organization. In fact, with worldwide IT spending expected to total $3.5 trillion by the end of this year, organizations are […]
In a survey of hundreds of professionals, the most important criteria respondents selected for being satisfied with their jobs was the chance to do intellectually-stimulating work—which is no surprise to me. In my experience, when people are very engaged with their work, they don’t tend to leave the organization even if the wages are not […]
One of the keys to succeeding in business is having employees who are good at their jobs. Many businesses, especially smaller ones, may regard employee training as a needless expense or waste of valuable time.
By the pure nature of how they conduct themselves with every touchpoint, executives are influencing – for better or worse – the next generation of leaders. That’s why integrity and understanding the power of influence are so important when it comes to professional development. Much of the success of people programs rest on the example leaders set […]
More and more employers are realizing the advantages of a diverse workforce and are putting considerable effort into attracting workers from varied backgrounds who bring varied strengths. Often, though, employers see diversity just as it relates to an organization’s looks or ethnic composition. But diversity is about much more.
Randomly pick any book on business leadership styles at a bookstore, and chances are it will sing praises of the democratic, all-inclusive leadership style. Coercion, dictatorship, and autocracy are bad, it will claim. Now think about some business leaders that have had the maximum impact on the world in recent years. Do Steve Jobs, Elon […]
One of the great things that I learned while training as a young 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, GA was the use of rehearsals. We did rehearsals for everything. Parachute landing falls for airborne training, gunnery drills for mortar training, and tens of different standard operating procedures (SOPs) for patrolling while at Ranger School.
The digital economy forever changed the face of the workplace through greater automation, higher performance collaboration, and globalization. And with the always-connected, instantaneous work culture comes blurred lines between when work starts and ends. As a result, many employees find themselves overwhelmed, working longer and harder than they need to, likely because their organizations aren’t […]