Dear Reader Be careful what you wish for, lest it comes true. This famous saying from Aesop’s fables (ca. 260 BC) is on my mind as I am writing this message. In my letter to you a year ago, I appealed for HR to step up to the challenge of transformative change. Well, I got
Special Edition ‘SAFe Summit 2020’ | The People Runway of the ART Welcome to a special edition of our Agile HR Insider. Today we are presenting the ‘People Runway’ of the ART at the Global SAFe Summit 2020. The talk is essentially outlining the importance of putting people centerstage to accelerate your agile transformation. Because
Agile in Times of a Pandemic COVID-19 is not why we face a revolution of work, but it has undoubtedly accelerated the need to rethink the way we work and connect with people. It goes without saying agility and adaptability are no longer a choice; they are a necessity. And we will need any advantage
The call for more agility is not new. Agile made the news with one success story after the next long before the pandemic. It now begs the question: Did agile organizations and teams indeed fare better during the pandemic? Were they really better equipped to address the myriad challenges? We cannot conclusively answer the
Agile Human Factor According to the meteorological calendar, September 1st was the beginning of autumn. Summer 2020 will remain in our memories as the summer of staycations and quarantines, but we hope you all had an enjoyable vacation time, nonetheless. Autumn seems to continue very much the same way summertime ended: with unprecedented challenges. Throughout
Our (Virtual) Summer Tour: Copenhagen-Cairo-Brazil Even during the best of times, rest and relaxation are important to maintain overall well-being. No wonder we are all ready for some downtime after months of dealing with more uncertainty and complexity than we had ever thought we could possibly handle. So, with the summer vacation season on the
NEW YORK (USA) / COPENHAGEN (DENMARK) / LONDON (UK) | July 8, 2020 Click here to listen to the podcast.
NEW YORK (USA) / CAIRO (EGYPT) | July 18, 2020 The interview is published on the HR Revolution Middle East magazine. Click here to read the interview.
6 Months and 1 Pandemic Later When we published our annual trends last year, we were certain transformative change is ahead for HR. But even we could not have predicted just how transformative 2020 would be. The phrase ‘we live in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) times’ has never been more of an understatement.
In December last year, we published our annual trends. Now that we are six months and a pandemic into the new decade, it is time to reflect on our predictions. Our insight article started with the statement “transformative change for HR is only going to accelerate, putting ever more pressure on HR to continue its