Category Archives: General
HR and Big Data; Jumping the Gun?
Big Data is unlikely to lead to the breakthroughs in understanding of what makes success unless organisations start to take into account the key intangibles such as relationships and culture. To understand performance or lack thereof, we need to look far beyond the capabilities, characteristics or behaviour of individuals. Instead, relationships, culture, other intangibles and contextual factors play a larger role in understanding performance. Continue reading Continue reading
Knowing When to Step Down – Dilemmas of Succession
Succession is one of those topics that gets very little coverage given it’s significance. An interesting blog post in the New York Times (here) by Quentin Hardy draws attention to some of the pitfalls in not having a plan in … Continue reading
Black and White Networks v. Networks in Colour
I’ve been chatting to the more than thought provoking Jon Husband about HR, changing practice, the need for deep change and the role of wirearchies. One of the thoughts that crossed my mind is the potential contrast between black & … Continue reading
Up to 40% of Performance is determined by the Quality of People’s Relationships
The presentation below builds on research from Harvard, MIT, Warwick (via Proudfoot Consulting) and a meta analysis from the University of Amersterdam and Carnegie Mellon. The Hidden 20 – 40% Of Peformance View more presentations from fourgroups. Twitter Linkedin Facebook … Continue reading
When will the Artists take over from the Technicians?
Two ideas to consider… Focusing on the ‘unstructured, intangible and typically unmeasured’ will lead to the greatest increase in profits and problem solving over the coming years. Benefiting from working on the ‘unstructured’ will only be fully realised when it … Continue reading
Leadership, Intangibles and Talent Review Q3 2009
Welcome to 2009’s third quarterly review, as with previous issues, engagement continues to be at the forefront of people’s thoughts. Behind the engagement debate however there seems to be a growing call for a wider reappraisal of the fundamental way … Continue reading
Are People Truly Predictable?
We were recently featured in a piece on the HR Matters site. We spoke about our work with 4G and how it can aid understanding and problem solving efforts. Here’s a quick introduction. We discussed the idea that people-based issues … Continue reading
HR Executive Article – Boom or Bust for HR?
Anne Freedman at HR Executive very kindly published our “Boom or Bust for HR?” article back in January. Thanks Anne! The introduction is below. Is 2009 the year the HR function finally enters its ascendancy as organizations place greater emphasis … Continue reading