There are limitations to our typical approach to praise. We can only recognize what we see, observe, or learn about from others and our recognition focuses on what we appreciate, which is not always what others want to be appreciated for.
Content: Quotation | Author: Christopher Littlefield | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Motivation, Personal Development
“Layoffs kill people,” says Jeffrey Pfeffer. And they don’t cut costs or improve productivity.
Content: Article | Authors: Jeffrey Pfeffer, Melissa De Witte | Source: “Stanford University” | Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Organizational Behavior
In my company, there is a rule that all new managers need to know: that it’s not a given that their people [under them] will be paid less than they are. That’s part of becoming a manager—that you really have to enjoy enabling people. I want people who are good managers to be managers. I don’t want people to become managers just because they feel … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Selina Lo | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Compensation, Human Resources, Management
Your job doesn’t have to represent the most prestigious use of your potential. It just needs to be rewarding.
Content: Article | Author: Arthur C. Brooks | Source: “The Atlantic Monthly” | Subjects: Career, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
How am I doing? Research by Francesca Gino and colleagues shows just how badly employees want to know. Is it time for managers to get over their discomfort and get the conversation going at work?
Content: Article | Authors: Francesca Gino, Michael Blanding | Source: “Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge” | Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Organizational Behavior, Training & Development
A new study published in Nature Human Behaviour sheds light on the role of within-job pay differences in the gender pay gap.
Content: Article | Authors: Halil Sabanci, Marta Elvira, Paula Apascaritei | Source: “IESE Insight” | Subjects: Compensation, Diversity, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Women in Business
Not all purposes are motivating, and not all statements of organizational values are effective in guiding behaviors the way we have discussed here. To the contrary, if we judge by the fact that 87 percent of employees in the world claim to be disengaged or actively disengaged at work, the majority of purposes must be useless. The question that we must address, therefore, is, “What … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Constantinos C. Markides | Source: “strategy+business” | Subjects: Human Resources, Motivation, Organizational Behavior
In today’s world, strategy is relatively easy to replicate and capital is relatively easy to access. What gives you a real source of competitive advantage is your talent and culture.
Content: Quotation | Author: Mary Meaney | Source: “McKinsey Quarterly” | Subjects: Culture, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
It’s a pandemic debate raging at companies everywhere: How often should employees come to the office? In the first large-scale study of its kind, Prithwiraj Choudhury finds that hybrid schedules might offer the best answer for everyone.
Content: Article | Authors: Ben Rand, Prithwiraj Choudhury | Source: “Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge” | Subjects: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
The “talent shortage” is likely rooted in employers’ inability to find people with the experience managers want rather than a true shortage of talented recruits. Put another way, when hiring, employers are favoring experience over talent, therefore overlooking recruits who could excel in certain roles despite not having the preferred background for those jobs. […] Gallup defines talent as an individual’s naturally recurring patterns of … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Authors: Anson Vuong, Kevin Campbell | Source: “Gallup Management Journal” | Subjects: Hiring, Human Resources
How do you know if your company is making progress on gender diversity? This article discusses five areas where tracking metrics and data will help leaders know if they’re making wins—or falling short.
Content: Article | Authors: Katie Abouzahr, Lauren Van Der Kolk, Matt Krentz, Nadjia Yousif | Source: “Boston Consulting Group (BCG)” | Subjects: Diversity, Human Resources
Eight recommendations to help firms win the war for talent.
Content: Article | Authors: J. Stewart Black, Patrick van Esch | Source: “INSEAD Knowledge” | Subjects: Hiring, Human Resources, IT / Technology / E-Business
Widespread “good enough” hiring processes aren’t always mindful of the candidate experience — and most importantly, may not lead you to extend an offer to the best person for the role. The advice that follows from Peoplism is to intentionally examine the pieces of your hiring cycle that are already in place (and perhaps even be able to trim down some steps in your current … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Amber Madison, Liz Kofman-Burns | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Hiring, Human Resources | Company: Peoplism
If you’re worried that your employees are eyeing the door, it’s time to start having some important career-defining conversations. In this piece, executive coach Susan Peppercorn outlines five questions to start asking your direct reports so that you can get a better sense of how they’re feeling about their positions: 1) How would you like to grow within this organization? 2) Do you feel a sense of … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Susan Peppercorn | Source: “Harvard Business Review” | Subject: Human Resources
Companies need a new kind of middle manager: the synchronizer.
Content: Article | Author: Derek Thompson | Source: “The Atlantic Monthly” | Subjects: Human Resources, Organizational Behavior
A recent BCG study suggests that increasing the diversity of leadership teams leads to more and better innovation and improved financial performance. In both developing and developed economies, companies with above-average diversity on their leadership teams report a greater payoff from innovation and higher EBIT margins. Even more persuasive, companies can start generating gains with relatively small changes in the makeup of their senior teams. … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Katie Abouzahr, Matt Krentz, Miki Tsusaka, Nicole Voigt, Rocío Lorenzo | Source: “Boston Consulting Group (BCG)” | Subjects: Diversity, Human Resources, Innovation, Organizational Behavior
Corporate America continues to face a gender equity gap at its highest levels of leadership, especially for women and people of color.
Content: Article | Authors: Dominique Harris, Douglas Sandy MacKenzie, Kristen Robinson, Preethi Prasad | Source: “Kearney” | Subjects: Corporate Governance, Diversity, Human Resources
What’s interesting is that people often treat middle managers as the dispensable layer of the organization. This may be a contracting issue. Those at the very top are incentivized with high compensation tied to stock options. Those at the very bottom have simpler tasks that are spelled out in legally enforceable hourly contracts. Not so for those in the middle, who are responsible for implementing … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Claudine Gartenberg | Source: “IESE Insight” | Subjects: Human Resources, Motivation, Organizational Behavior
We recently surveyed roughly 16,500 people worldwide to identify the most effective diversity and inclusion measures. Our investigation builds on previous research into gender diversity. For our current analysis, we broadened our lens to include diversity in two additional dimensions: race and ethnicity and also sexual orientation. Through that research, we identified specific solutions that companies can implement to accelerate their progress on diversity.
Content: Article | Authors: Elliot Vaughn, Jennifer Garcia-Alonso, Justin Dean, Matt Krentz, Miki Tsusaka | Source: “Boston Consulting Group (BCG)” | Subjects: Diversity, Human Resources
I think a lot of managers convince themselves that the person sitting across from them is an employee and our shared interest is about what we do here in this company today and tomorrow. And I think what I’ve learned is that the best managers say “No, no, no, that person sitting across from me is a human being, and I need to play a … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Russ Laraway | Source: “First Round Review” | Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Training & Development