As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% [...]
The most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. By using social technologies, companies can raise the productivity of knowledge workers by 20 to 25 percent. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
At a time when the industry has greater opportunity to grow in importance, significance, and business impact than ever before, many agencies seem bent (Something to think about as #talent & customers converge: Why poor talent management is undermining...
Imagine for a minute that you can invest in one of two companies: Both provide lunch to schools. Company A is very large and operates to minimize costs: it uses cheap ingredients and serves processed food that doesn’t spoil. It classifies many of its regular workers as part-time to avoid paying [...]
Cosmina Coman's insight:
"Over the next decade, society will demand that the business community address, or at least respond, to these issues, and the businesses that do so will reap the greatest returns. They will do it through better customer loyalty, a higher-skilled and more motivated workforce, and a lower cost of capital. For investors, that is a winning combination that spells impact."
Today’s “extended workforce” includes a mix of internal and external people. That talent strategy can keep organizations nimble in response to rapidly changing skills needs, but such a workforce also needs to be managed in new ways.