Adam Pressman


Fostering Ownership in the Age of Data

An influx of HR technology is creating considerable opportunities for HR to empower line leaders and improve people management; but educating leaders on how to use new tools in the right way is a big challenge. New analytic technologies can help us uncover new patterns and trends in data and reach potential solutions more quickly.  They can seemingly give managers

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Does Technology Drive More Effective Communication?

By: Adam Pressman, Managing Director, Americas Over the last 5 years, we have seen a significant increase in the use of technology to allow people to communicate with one another on a more frequent basis.  The use of virtual collaboration tools, employee message boards, instant messaging, and on-line employee feedback systems have become more prevalent in most companies.  But have

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Stop Thinking of Engagement as a Metric, Focus on the Insights

Last November, The Financial Review published an article suggesting that companies should “swap employee engagement surveys for a more robust diagnostic that focuses on ‘something truly worth measuring.’”   And Gallup recently noted that overall engagement for US companies has not changed much since 2011 despite the money and effort put towards engagement surveys and initiatives. So does this mean your

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Beware of Over-Simplification

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” Hans Hofmann (artist and teacher 1880 – 1966) “Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.” Anais Nin  (author 1903 – 1977) Which of these above quotes is correct?  Is

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