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Talent Questions for the 21st Century Workplace

Talent Questions for the 21st Century Workplace | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

New, innovative, and agile approaches to talent management are urgently needed to keep up with future business needs.

   

The changing nature of work coupled with the changing face of the workforce creates new employer-employee dynamics. If the challenge facing large organizations is in the shift from production to producing, the social challenge facing large companies is in the changing demographics of the workforce and in how producing gets done. This creates complexities and challenges for fresh talent. Knowledge workers require different conditions to produce.


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How will social communities and technologies amplify one's ability to leverage experience [in the new workplace]?

   

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Top-down organizations are too bureaucratic and cannot react to market changes quickly or adequately. These hierarchical structures are being replaced by dynamic social structures. Wisdom of the crowd networks fuels new forms of innovation, collaboration, and productivity. Organizations must establish collaborative approaches to deliberately form networks and social communities to get new and different forms of work accomplished.

    

Talent on demand

…Being an employee of a particular company [is an] organization model that has been growing obsolete during the past two decades, largely due to globalization and automation.

The onset of the information economy brings forth opportunities for an on-demand talent market, where individuals and global project teams will bid on high-value tasks and opportunities. 

  • How will talent leaders design projects so they can be parsed out to talent communities? 
  • How will employees engage with just-in-time employers? 
  • How will performance be managed?

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Organizations must establish collaborative approaches to deliberately form networks and social communities to get new and different forms of work accomplished.

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Rethink performance management

  • Today's systems are designed to support Industrial Age organizations.  Can data analytics and dashboards track relevant indicators or predictors of business and performance?
  • Can we imagine…on-demand access to rolling dashboards and Yelp-like sites that provide immediate (systemic and) constructive feedback against current projects and initiatives? (Parens, DN)


Re-imagine career planning

Within an open talent market, workers will be on point to develop their own careers over a portfolio of integrative experiences.

  • How will talent development professionals re-imagine how careers are developed through their organizations?
  • What processes need to be in place?
  • How will social communities and technologies amplify one's ability to leverage experiences across a variety of settings and situations?
  • How do we approach career planning in much more dynamic ways?
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The theme here:  21st century talent for a changing and changed workplace.  It's helpful to review these questions and think of more that need answers as we adapt to the realities before us as work changes.  ~  Deb

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What is your Clock for Change? Coaching with the iWam, Work Attitude & Motivation

What is your Clock for Change?  Coaching with the iWam, Work Attitude & Motivation | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

This excerpt features the assessment tool, the iWAM, which reveals ‘change’ patterns as motivational patterns and shows us what our ‘Clock’ for change looks like.  iWam = the Inventory for Work Attitude & Motivation

The iWAM “Clock” answers the question ..."After how many years one needs a significant change to be motivated again?"

Learning about a top-performer’s need for change allows us to plan for the time when burnout would set in so that we can prevent it and retain our top talent.


The information from the Clock also helps us make better career decisions and work-life planning.


From the iWam website:


The iWam is based on a model of cognitive thinking styles (48 parameters are measured and explained). The iWAM Management Report identifies a person's motivational and attitude preferences in the job context and predicts how this person will behave in various job types, such as administrative, customer contact or managerial tasks.

The 
iWAM Attitude Sorter predicts key motivational preferences and development areas. The questionnaire can be administered over the Internet or as a pen-and-paper test. The iWAM is currently available in more than 15 languages. Test administration takes 25 to 45 minutes.


Source: http://www.theiwam.com/the-clock


Photo by deux-chi, Flickr


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The iWam is a moderate to advanced assessment instrument that is useful for looking at work attitudes and motivation.  Samples of iWam reports are here


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How To Deal With A Bullying Boss

How To Deal With A Bullying Boss | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it
Are you a victim of workplace bullying? Here's what to do.


Excerpts:

Namie says confronting the boss is “rarely effective and ill-advised.” In early 2012, WBI asked 1,598 individuals who were personally familiar with workplace bullying what strategies they adopted to get their bullying to stop, and whether those actions were effective. Here’s what they said (excerpted):


  • About 38% of bullied employees essentially did nothing. In other words, he or she let time pass, hoping matters would improve on their own. Effectiveness of doing nothing: 3.25%

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“Employers are responsible for all work conditions and the assignment of workers to supervisors..."

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  • About 70% of employees directly confronted the perpetrator. Effectiveness of confronting: 3.57%
    
  • About 34% of bullied workers tried to find an attorney to file a lawsuit.    Effectiveness of finding an attorney: 11.2%
   

“Employers are responsible for all work conditions and the assignment of workers to supervisors,” Namie says. “So, employers can stop workplace bullying if they wanted to. 


No laws yet compel action or policies, so all employer actions would be voluntary.” About 68% of executives think workplace bullying is a serious problem—but few organizations (5.5%) are doing anything about it.

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This article has great references and on-target strategies on a persistent problem in organizations.  Attention, prevention and intervention are key categories to making a dent in boss bullying.  


Note that, only 5.5% are doing anything about bullying, though almost 70% think it is a problem.  ~  Deb

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HBR: What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It? Prosperity & Health?

HBR:  What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It?  Prosperity & Health? | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

Chopping up the total amount of work that needs to done in your firm into blocks that suit our human physiology has nothing to do with the actual work. If the total amount of work that needs to be done in a firm in one week equals 20,000 hours, it is just as arbitrary to chop that up into 500 40-hour work weeks as it is to chop it up into 800 blocks of 25 hours.

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Leaders ....realize[d] that for skilled people disillusioned with the [traditional] employment model ...there is a strong attraction to work tailored to their individual requirements. 

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A five-day work week consisting of eight-hour days happens to be the social norm i...at present.  [However, consider] a company that disrupts that kind of social norm in its industry.  [It] could potentially build a momentous competitive advantage out of it.

An Example:    Eden McCallum has set itself up as a so-called “double-sided market,” tying together supply (consultants) and demand (clients) – similar to platforms like eBay, eHarmony, peer-to-peer betting company Betfair, or property search firm Zoopla.  Leaders at the firm realize that for skilled people disillusioned with the employment model of traditional firms, there is a strong attraction to work tailored to their individual requirements. This allows the firm to hire good employees at a good price. Clearly, there are other industries where the skill level of a firm’s employees is crucial for competitive advantage.

  

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

"New Work" thinking has been developing in the new economy and digital age for awhile.  Right now, Uber, the personal vehicle taxi service, via a "killer app," is a thorny but successful example at the time of this writing.  

Historically, "New Work and New Culture" ideas and ideals have been around by the likes of Frithjof Bergman, at the University of Michigan for several decades. 

Another alternative view is this. also on ScoopIt:  Change in the Nature of Work: The Case For "Antiwork" and the 20 hour Work Week  
 

"...we see the persistent belief that we can achieve 'full employment.' Rifkin showed empirically that this is nonsense, unless we create a lot of make-work, i.e., work for the sake of working. And that’s what, as a society, we seem to be doing. Everywhere you look there are stupid, pointless (and probably environmentally destructive) jobs."

 

  

What is needed are more business people and entrepreneurial saavy to create more opportunities to adapt to this new business thinking  that takes technological disruption seriously.

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 2, 2015 5:47 PM

"New Work" thinking has been developing in the new economy and digital age for awhile.  Right now, Uber, the personal vehicle taxi service, via a "killer app," is a thorny but successful example at the time of this writing.  

Historically, "New Work and New Culture" ideas and ideals have been around by the likes of Frithjof Bergman, at the University of Michigan for several decades.

Another alternative view is this. also on ScoopIt:  Change in the Nature of Work: The Case For "Antiwork" and the 20 hour Work Week  
 

"...we see the persistent belief that we can achieve 'full employment.' Rifkin showed empirically that this is nonsense, unless we create a lot of make-work, i.e., work for the sake of working. And that’s what, as a society, we seem to be doing. Everywhere you look there are stupid, pointless (and probably environmentally destructive) jobs."

     

What is needed are more business people and entrepreneurial saavy to create more opportunities to adapt to this new business thinking  that takes technological disruption seriously.

 

~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 1, 2015 6:26 PM

"New Work" thinking has been developing in the new economy and digital age for awhile.  Right now, Uber, the personal vehicle taxi service, via a "killer app," is a thorny, problematic,  but so far an successful example at the time of this writing.  
    

Historically, "New Work and New Culture" ideas and ideals have been around by the likes of Frithjof Bergman, at the University of Michigan for several decades. 
     
Another alternative view is this. also on ScoopIt:  Change in the Nature of Work: The Case For "Antiwork" and the 20 hour Work Week.   ~  Deb

 

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Time Off, Development & Training is Less Important ~ It's about Whole Life at Work

Time Off, Development & Training is Less Important  ~ It's about Whole Life at Work | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

"A study shows that work-life balance might not have much to do with employee engagement."

     

U.S. employees, despite their relatively poor work-life balance, are more emotionally invested and focused on creating value. Does that mean U.S. employees don't value work-life balance? Hardly.

According to a recent Glassdoor survey,

      

  • 72 percent of American employers feel that vacation, sick time, and holidays are extremely important to their job happiness, 
   
  • behind only health care (76 percent), which admittedly, is mostly a U.S. issue.
    
  • Only 27 percent of workers felt that development and training was an important workplace issue.


...What does this all mean? Probably that time off isn't truly as valuable to our happiness as we think it is, and ...meaningful work is more valuable.


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time off isn't truly as valuable to our happiness as we think it is....meaningful work is more valuable.
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Look for ways to say yes, give feedback, and encourage employees to contribute in meaningful ways. Don't manage by rules alone. Do these things, and you'll find you have an engaged workforce that does much better than most of those in the U.S.



Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Meaningful work also means happiness at work.  In trying times, work is a lifeline to many.   That is why joblessness creates tremendous turmoil.  

Also Scooped to The Art and Science of Motivation.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:31 PM

Meaningful work translates to happiness in other definitions. That is why this is listed on a Motivation curation stream.  


Do you agree that meaningful work is #1 and that development and training is of lower value?   ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:55 PM

Are you investing in the right benefits for what really matters to your employees?  Meaningful work = happiness by other definitions. 


If meaningful work is #1 and development and training is of lower value, what are the implications for the talent in your organization?


From The Science and Art of Motivation news.  ~  Deb

Sharrock's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:14 PM

This kind of information has implications for knowledge work environments, including school classrooms. Staying engaged and motivated are two issues important in classrooms as well as in the training of staff.