Ron Lawrence writes in CLOmedia.com that HR shape a company’s culture by finding and developing talent.  I’m having a hard time buying into that.  My answer to the question “does

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Standardized tasks are the foundation for continuous process improvement and employee empowerment. There’s a quote in here that I love, actually written by Henry Ford in 1926. “Today’s standardization… is

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Build a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time. I think the key message here is not that we should operate like a shop

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In HRIT we spend so much time implementing and rolling out systems that we implicitly know that change management is an important part of any implementation.  Vendors usually provide training,

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Mercer has a nice little write-up about your first 100 days as the CHRO of an organization. Here are five things Mercer says your should be thinking about. 1. Connect

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I’ve always been fascinated by HRO and it’s been a constant topic here on systematicHR since the beginning.  While it certainly would seem to make sense that sharing resources across

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The change management blog had a great list of change quotes.  I built my own list, basically to address the CM theme I’ve been drilling for the last two years

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Rob posted his three unpalatable truths a couple weeks ago and applied them to the creation of strategy.  As I thought about my definition of HR strategy as “the shaping

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When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. ((Despair.com)) There really is a lesson in here. It’s about change management and how you decide

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In a recent edition of AON’s “AON Consulting Forum” they had an article entitled “Leading Change: Creating an Energized Organization.” ((October 2006. Retrieved from www.aon.com on December 18, 2006.)) My

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The actual drivers for change don’t often make headlines.  We talk about FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) and we talk about hour tactics of communications and training programs, but to really

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The other day I was visiting a client site and was struck by how recent financial difficulties experienced by the client had impacted the workforce. As part of my job,

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Information Architects put out a list of their top 50 websites and what factors made them successful. I particularly like IA’s tagline of “Interface Design is Brand Design.” As you

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I had a bit of a humorous moment as I was reading this article from Mercer.com. While besides the point of this post, the Mercer page starts out saying: The

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I ran across what may be the nicest summary of HR transformation I’ve seen in quite some time. Deloitte describes the history and future of (global) HR transformation as follows:

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I often hear managers asking how they can best motivate their employees to do better work, be more productive or have better attitudes. What most managers (and maybe people in

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One thing is certain for developed countries – and probably for the entire world – we face long years of profound changes. It will no longer be possible to consider

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The success rate of HRO contracts is bad to dismal. That isn’t to say that companies are not saving money, or that vendors are providing bad service levels. But often,

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4. Managing ongoing change HR.com thinks we need to get a seat at the proverbial table (see part 1 of the series). I think we already have it, but we

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So obviously being dissatisfied with the HR.com list of leading concerns, I had to make up my own list. The following is the systematicHR version of what I think should

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