The pandemic has tested the plasticity of company cultures like never before. Organizations that were flexible enough to change large parts about how they operate, and do it quickly, were able to spark innovation that will outlive the circumstances that motivated those changes in the first place. In some cases, entire businesses changed, not just […]
More than anything and like never before, the difference between business success and failure is having a growth mind-set vs. a fixed one. The pandemic crystalized this, giving us the best example of Carol Dweck’s theory of motivation in action. Companies that reacted and shifted their businesses quickly were able to better respond to the […]
A growing organization indicates not only bigger profits but also rapidly increasing job responsibilities for people working behind it. It’s not enough to recruit more people to do various tasks; it’s important to employ more HR staff to support your new hires.
Traveling abroad is one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences for people around the world. It’s a way to meet new people, enjoy beautiful scenery and amazing cuisine, and get acquainted with diverse cultures.
Is HR an extreme sport? You might think so when you’ve finished talking with Megan Masoner Detz, Chief People Officer at VARIDESK. She finds helping companies undergo rapid growth to be particularly exhilarating.
It’s rare for a company to find the “perfect” fit for an open position. Even employees with excellent education and experience might not be experts in the industry, lack alignment with the company’s core values and mission, or have underdeveloped soft skills. Now imagine these potential gaps spreading through the entire organization.
We all tend to do our best at work when we experience encouragement from our superiors. Direct managers or supervisors are usually the most influential in this regard. However, many small businesses don’t have the benefit of larger department structures. So, the owner of the business and the manager are one in the same. It’s a […]
Private equity chief financial officers (CFOs), facing pressures including increased investor scrutiny and intensifying market competition, are seeking operational success via different pathways, according to the EY 2018 Global Private Equity CFO survey, Operational excellence: one path or many?
This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s executive vice president of revenue and strategy. by Elizabeth Petersen Let’s get three things out of the way: I love Star Wars. I also love Star Trek. I’m only moderately embarrassed by admitting this.