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 questions: Did agile organizations and teams indeed fare better during the pandemic? Were they really better equipped to address the manifold 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
I cannot count the number of times recently I have come across news articles and comments from companies and whole industries and sectors bragging about how ‘Agile’ they were in their response to the pandemic. And I am sorry to say; these articles make me roll my eyes. Of course, many companies showed great resilience
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.
What is ‘People Debt’? People Debt is a concept that reflects the implied costs and risks accumulated by neglecting and underestimating the human aspect of collaborative, challenging and innovative work and forgoing investment in people and workforce dynamics. What is the ‘People Runway’? The People Runway consists of the collective strengths, abilities, skills, experiences, and
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
Innovation is the pulse of any flourishing business, and yet many companies still have a narrow view on innovation: one that lacks vision and strategy while underestimating the role of HR in creating a sustainable culture of innovation. Our Thought Leader, Fabiola Eyholzer, will join the AGILE100 virtual conference series to talk about this topic.