"Advice on how to make the best use of HR data analytics from the Work Rebooted conference in San Francisco.
Computers can crunch far more data than we could ever hope to but don't forget humans are still better at understanding what it all means. Remember the DIKW pyramid : Data + analytics = information, Information + context = knowledge, Knowledge + experience = wisdom. Machines are great at analytics, good at context, and getting better at experience (machine learning), but human interpretation is still key to making wise decisions.
The best organisational cultures are tolerant of the loner, the thinker. - John Wade "If I was you," said a colleague recently "now would be a very good time to involve customers, to get more people involved". No, I thought, right now that would be the worst thing we could do. Collaboration can kill creativity.…
People do their best thinking in private, NOT in groups. Over 800 studies show this to be true. So why do we keep building open workplaces under the guise of increased Innovation?
When is collaboration useful?
- When dealing with complex problems that span a range of disciplines
- For getting buy-in
- When dealing with fundamental and/or strategic problems
When isn't it?
- You really need to think
- You need radical thinking
- When you need a quick solution
HOK's new report, “The New Financial Workplace,” is an investigation of the forces reshaping the financial industry and how workplace design can position these companies for success.
This 35-page paper examines the banking industry, the threats it's facing, and how their workplace strategies are evolving to meet the challenge. It includes:
- Threats and challenges
- Disruptive technologies
- Talent imperatives
- Benchmarking data
- Case studies
- Industry trends
While the paper is industry-specific, other sectors will find the journey enlightening.
NPR Special Series: The Rise Of The Contract Workers: Income insecurity and lack of benefits are a concern
An NPR/Marist poll sheds light on a fast-growing workforce sector: contract workers. One out of every five jobs is held by a contract worker. While many enjoy the flexibility, the jobs are unsteady.
NPR's recent poll shows 20% of US workers are contract laborers. They work project to project and without employer-provided health insurance, retirement plan, pension, or other benefits and worker protections. Experts predict half the workforce will fall into this category within the next decade. We need to start having a conversation about what the rise of the contingent workforce will impact society.
"Kate Lister breaks down the impact of the workplace on well-being and the steps to take to create a culture of well-being."
This article offers:
- The financial impact of of poor health and well-being on productivity lost, reduced engagement, and turnover
- The cost of healthcare, absenteeism, and presenteeism for the top chronic diseases
- A persuasive way to use a simple breakeven analysis to get your program funded
- Simple steps to kick-start a workplace well-being initiative.