Although the global economy is still down and unemployment is still up, the global talent shortage will be acute by 2020. This and other findings are revealed in The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today, by Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd (HarperCollins, May 2010). The authors discuss how members of five generations are combining to create a new workplace paradigm, one that requires an innovative approach to recruitment, reputation, responsibility, and learning.Read More »
Karen Sobel Lojeski is a professor in the Department of Technology and Society at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has written two books on the changes that technology has wrought in the way humans communicate in the workplace and in life. Her first book, Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise, detailed the phenomenon she calls “virtual distance.” Her second book, Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century, was published by Wiley in November 2010. It unveils Lojeski’s virtual distance leadership model, including key competencies and actions.Read More »
The economic recovery has been slower than we all had hoped. As a result, the business press reports, companies are hoarding cash and continuing to delay the creation of new jobs. But the upturn will come, and companies must be prepared with the resources and capacity they’ll need when it does. Learning and development projects are a critical part of that preparedness; workers must be skilled, knowledgeable, and adept at facing the next challenge. Project-based learning and development (L&D) consulting—what Clarity Consultants calls strategic insourcing—can help companies tackle critical workplace learning and performance issues while remaining cautious about adding to full-time head count.Read More »
Interview with Kate Perez Director, Training and Organizational Effectiveness Apria Healthcare How would you define scope creep and why does it occur? Is scope creep always seen in a negative light? Scope creep occurs when the parameters of what you originally agreed upon expand unexpectedly. Scope creep is not always a bad thing; it depends on how extensive, pervasive, and realistic the changes are.Read More »
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