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An Agile HR Function for the VUCA World

I recently wrote about how we can build an agile HR function for the VUCA world on Towers Watson’s South East Asia blog. You can check out the post… 1,187 more words

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The Start of Employer Provided Health Insurance

At the height of the Great Depression in 1933, America suffered from a national unemployment rate of 25%. Despite recent advances in the quality of life for most Americans from inventions like scotch tape and Birdseye frozen dinners, the country was in pain. 453 more words

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Respect your employees. It seems like a soft skill, but it matters.

Before we get started here, let’s be upfront about something right at the jump-off. Respect, as a concept, doesn’t have a universal definition. It means different things to different people, and it can be shown different ways, and it can vary across organizations and contexts. 1,036 more words

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How to prevent your work team from totally falling apart

Recently started coming across the work of Lindred Greer, who is a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University. Around late 2011, I really wanted to be a professor of organizational behavior, and so I went to grad school towards such an end. 948 more words

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The 2008 recession was great for the status quo

I was talking to a guy from Waggl yesterday, because I may do some additional writing for them. We had an interesting conversation that touched on a few different bases, and one of the things we talked about was this notion that, in work, there’s a “way things are” and a “way things should be.” I feel that’s pretty accurate, and obviously a lot of different factors play into the schism. 723 more words

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Celebrating character and what we do when no one is watching

Last Friday evening I got the chance to see The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. My friends know me as being particularly obsessed with the gloriousness that is Redmayne but I point to this movie not for his talent alone. 421 more words

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Half your marketing team should be top-of-the-funnel

Mike Volpe is the CMO of Hubspot, which is a fairly successful marketing (inbound marketing) organization. He gave a talk at INBOUND, their annual conference — Malcolm Gladwell was there this year, guys! 648 more words

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