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10
Nov

The Four Organisational Barriers That Inhibit Innovation

Originally posted on HQ Asia. Few business issues concern organisations more than innovation and creativity. Organisations which fail to innovate effectively eventually wither and fade. While many leaders espouse a strong innovation agenda, it’s common to find widespread dissatisfaction with the pace of progress. Surveys of CEO suggest that many leaders believe human capital is one of the biggest barriers

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16
Sep

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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17
Aug

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Originally Published in The Harvard Business Review, August 16, 2016 By: Lewis Garrad, Employee Research and Engagement, Business Segment Leader – Growth Markets, Mercer-Sirota and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, and a faculty member at Columbia University Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would

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8
Aug

Three Key Trends in Employee Engagement and Feedback:

Observations from the HCI Employee Engagement Conference (Denver, Colorado, USA) It was a pleasure to attend the 2016 HCI Employee Engagement conference this July in Colorado. More than 400 attendees joined industry experts from across the world to discuss the latest trends in employee engagement research and practice. I wanted to summarise the three key points that I heard over

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15
Jul

Privacy Post: All the EU news is not Bad! On the other hand…

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that “not terrible” news out of the EU might be seen as good news! If so, we should be delighted with the fact that on July 9, 2016 the Article 31 party issued a positive opinion with respect to the EU-US Data Shield, thereby clearing the way for the EU commission to adopt

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11
Jul

The Engagement – Performance Disconnect

by Lewis Garrad and Christopher Oh So many organisations strive for highly engaged teams. But looking at engagement data, it’s common to find teams with glowing employee survey results and serious performance issues. High turnover, poor customer satisfaction ratings, and a strong desire to avoid change of any kind – these teams seem to say everything is ok but clearly

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1
Jul

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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