People & Organization

People & Organization


People & Organization

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Organizing for Excellence

October 2016
Companies tend to overlook the importance of HR in location selection. An HR Effectiveness Index allows them to compare top contenders—and select wisely.

Leadership and Talent

July 2016
The division between the winners and the losers in global integration and technological progress is polarizing societies and threatening to derail growth. Business leaders need to act.
November 2015
Across virtually all industries, unprecedented disruption and market turbulence are requiring organizations to launch more frequent transformations in response.
March 2015
The index is the first tool to precisely quantify a company’s leadership and talent management capabilities.

The CEO Agenda

May 2016
Through energy, leaders can infuse others with purpose, impart meaning, encourage the pursuit of goals, and receive feedback. Learn how 50 current and former CEOs effectively manage energy.
November 2015
Many big companies are headed for the “success trap.” Instead of exploring opportunities for the future, they’re overexploiting existing business models and relying on past recipes for success.
February 2016
Understanding the principles that confer robustness in complex systems—such as tropical forests, stock markets, and even companies—can mean the difference between survival and extinction.
May 2015
New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.

HR Excellence

September 2016
Changes in the personnel practices of the US Department of Defense will have far-reaching implications not only for the rest of the civil service but also for the human resources departments of private companies.
January 2016
A number of major challenges—including tight budgets and a looming retirement wave—make it critical for governments to transform their HR organizations.
August 2015
Global corporations are launching transformations left and right. But many of them don’t succeed. Why? Personnel problems, usually. Here’s how to avoid five common HR pitfalls.
July 2015
In today’s competitive business environment, HR organizations need to adopt a more innovative and active role. Four specific measures can help.

Workforce Trends

July 2016
Why has it been so difficult to increase diversity in management at German companies, and what can be done to strengthen the role of women?

Smart Simplicity

January 2016
Smart simplicity, supported by digital tools, can help unleash the productivity and engagement so desperately missing from the modern economy.

Technology & Digital

September 2015
Industry 4.0 will help people remain in or return to the workforce. More jobs will be gained than lost, but workers will require significantly different skills.
November 2015
Most financial institutions are launching digital initiatives, but too often they don’t have the right people and organization to capture the full potential of their efforts.
November 2014
Huge shifts in the tech industry have major implications for people and organizations. Transformation is critical. To enable it, HR and chief HR officers need to change, too.
From the Archive
  • September 2015
  • Never Get Comfortable
  • An Interview with David Long, Chairman and CEO of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
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