Company Changes? Use Technology to Smooth the Path

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonster.org. It’s been said that the only constant in life is change. But change is hard. And while the idea of a new technology tool or a switch in organizational structure can be appealing, the actual execution of such changes can be tumultuous. One of …

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Future Friday: The future is all about adapting to change

This post is a very simple one. It is a powerful quote from futurist and author James Canton. In his book Future Smart he writes: “Narrow-minded, change-resistant thinking is a common challenge in business today. This myopia will be tolerated less in the future, when the speed of prediction and adaptation will be furious and …

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The HR Carnival Fall Edition- It is all about change

Having just passed the autumnal equinox the season in the northern hemisphere has changed to Fall. So change is what Michael VanDervort made the them of this edition of the HR Carnival. There may be fewer posts than usual but they are powerful. It includes pieces on counterculture in your organization, letting change happen versus …

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Change and Communication

     I experienced an interesting intersection or convergence of thoughts from two things I read. They deal with change and communication. Change It is a truism that is often repeated in human resources circle. “Employees resist change.” Thus it is difficult for HR to institute change and to make change last. However, an interesting …

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And You Thought HR Was Easy- Are You a Competent HR Professional?

I was reading an excert from The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance, by Brian Becker, Mark Huselid and David Ulrich and thought it would be instructive to pass on some of this information. The excert was Chapter 7, Competencies for HR Professionals. One thing is clear it is not easy to be an …

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