Tom Haak

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Google’s head of People Analytics talks making work better

For Google, an amazing workplace starts with an inspiring culture that brings meaning to people and their work and is reinforced with …

Google

HR Technology Trends to Watch

OrgVue BlogA new era for people management As a people function, it’s arguable that HR’s aim would always focus on getting the best from an …

Analytics

Here's How Your Company Needs To Prepare For AI

Focus less on where value is shifting from and more on where value is shifting to<p>In the late 1960s and early 70s, the first computer-aided design (CAD) software packages began to appear. Initially, they were mostly used for high-end engineering tasks, but as they became cheaper and simpler to use, …

Intelligence

HR 2020: Key challenges for Human Resources (Part 1) - Tap'd Solutions

Are HR leaders missing the opportunity to be more impactful? Too many times I see HR Leaders not having the time to stop and refocus on what really …

Human Resources

There Are Two Types of Performance — but Most Organizations Only Focus on One

In 2007 Harvard Business School professor Ethan S. Bernstein studied assembly-line performance at a company he called “Precision.”<p>Based in Southern China, Precision was the second-largest manufacturer of cell phones in the world at the time. Precision made it easy for managers to oversee their …

Management

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 - Smarter With Gartner

Today, a digital stethoscope has the ability to record and store heartbeat and respiratory sounds. Tomorrow, the stethoscope could function as an …

Intelligence

5 Technology-Enabled Learning Trends In 2017

<b>Technology-Enabled Learning Trends That Will Change The Way We Look At Learning</b><p>The learning landscape looks completely different today than it did …

To OKR, Or Not To OKR~That Is The Question

Setting goals is easy. Understanding and tracking your progress around those goals can be a bit more of a challenge.<p>Thats where OKRs come into …

Management

HRcoreACADEMY in Brussels

On October 18 and 19 the 4th HRcoreACADEMY will take place in Brussels. This conference, organised by Teneo, will have two streams, focusing on …

Human Resources

The 5-Hour Rule: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

<i>Photo credit from left to right: Pete Souza, gatesnotes.com, Wikipedia Commons</i><b>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject</b> …

Learning

The Rise of Behavioral Economics and Its Influence on Organizations

Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago professor who just won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has inspired scholars across different disciplines and fundamentally changed the way we think about human behavior. He is considered the father of <i>behavioral economics</i> — a relatively new …

Behavior

CEO Net Present Value

Projected Value Creation depends largely on the CEOs capacity to create a performance culture that permeates the entire company. In a previous work, …

Leadership

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

Over the last few months I’ve had a series of meetings with Chief Learning Officers, talent management leaders, and vendors of next generation …

Learning

Nudging Employees To Do The Right Thing

University of Chicago’s Richard H. Thaler, one of the founders of behavioral economics and finance, was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for …

Nobel Prize

Women in the Workplace 2017

More companies are committing to gender equality. But progress will remain slow unless we confront blind spots on diversity—particularly regarding …

Diversity

What is wrong with the way we work?

<b>Why do we work?</b><p>Almost all of us derive the meaning of our lives from the work that we engage in and it forms a huge part of our identity. Yes, we do …

The Workplace

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

Project Management

HR Trends and the implications for Recruitment

On September 27, 2017, Tom Haak, director of the HR Trend Institute, gave a presentation on current HR trends and the implications for recruitment. …

Human Resources

How to create an agile organization

Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the paths can vary, survey …

Agile Development

Organizational health: A fast track to performance improvement

Working on health works. It’s good for your people and for your bottom line.<p><b>The central idea</b> underlying our organizational work for the past decade …

Leadership

Where is technology taking the economy?

We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era—a …

Intelligence

Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

It’s a strange world we live in when large companies such as Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are able to store huge quantities of our personal data and profit from it in a way that doesn’t always benefit us. And when those same companies lose our personal data and make us susceptible to identity …

Bitcoin

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction

What is a “smart” society? While flights of imagination from science-fiction writers, filmmakers, and techno-futurists involve things like flying cars and teleportation, in practice smart technology is making inroads in a piecemeal fashion, often in rather banal circumstances. In Chicago, for …

Harvard Business Review

The Great Recession Drastically Changed the Skills Employers Want

The employment shift from occupations that require mid-level skills toward those at the high and low ends is one of the most important trends in the U.S. labor market over the past 30 years. Previous research has suggested that a primary driver of this job polarization is something called …

Great Recession

[Guest Blog] How To Reward In Self-Managed Teams | Corporate Rebels

Self-managed teams are hot. Everyone is talking about them and knows about companies like Buurtzorg and Morning Star. Frederic Laloux has emerged as …

Management

The Absolute Latest from Workday

The Absolute Latest from Workday<p>As part of my 17th annual Silicon Valley summer vendor tour, I spent Aug. 2 in briefings with a dozen Workday …

SaaS

A CEO action plan for workplace automation

Senior executives need to understand the tactical as well as strategic opportunities, redesign their organizations, and commit to helping shape the …

Intelligence

Untangling your organization’s decision making

Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding.<p><b>It’s the best and worst of times</b> …

Management

Why The Degree is Dying (and being replaced by something better)

I don’t mean that college degrees are less pervasive, but that the usefulness of the degree is dying, and in many cases, it’s entirely dead. Most …

Education

Don’t Break Down Silos, Connect Them

Stop obsessing over silos and start thinking about how your organization can transcend them. Related posts: 4 Things You Should Know About Networked …

Management