Antitrust prohibitions in HR?

We all have heard of the prohibition on price fixing in business that is monitored by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Businesses are prohibited from discussing and colluding on prices of goods and services. In the US price fixing can be prosecuted as a criminal act under the Sherman Antitrust Act. …

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What are you doing to encourage serendipity and collaboration?

The word serendipity was created by Horace Walpole in 1754 to describe the ‘faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident.’ Most of us think of serendipity as an accident. Fortunately, it generally has a positive connotation. It implies a lucky discovery that may improve a condition. But have you ever thought about trying …

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Future Friday: Can Crowdsourcing be a solution or be a problem?

By now all of you have heard of crowdsourcing. If you haven’t here is the definition from Miriam-Webster “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.” There are numerous things accomplished through crowdsourcing and numerous …

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Future Friday: Collaboration and the era of cognitive computing- From the Archive

I decided to repost this blog from November of 2015 because we are hearing more discussions of cognitive computing and collaboration. I wanted you to be aware of these subjects. It is important to the future of work. It is important to the future of human resources.  Back in September I wrote a post called …

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Future Friday: Collaboration and the era of cognitive computing

Back in September I wrote a post called Future Friday: The future of work is all about collaboration. I talked about how technology has changed the act of collaboration by providing a variety of tools to make it easier for people to work together. Then I attended the #IBMInsight conference in October. There I learned …

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One easy step to solving your cross-functional problems

Being in HR can potentially be an isolating experience, if you let it. As a result of this isolation problems of communication can develop resulting in work not getting done, goals not being achieved or solutions not being developed. Management guru Tom Peters offers a simple solution to this. He says DO LUNCH. In his …

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